The Salvation Army, Walmart team up to ‘Stuff the Bus’

For the third year in a row, The Salvation Army is holding school supply collection drives at more than 4,500 Walmart locations across the country — including Susanville. In the Reno/Carson City media market, there are eight Walmart stores participating. You can also shop online at

Walmart and The Salvation Army have collaborated for more than 30 years with a common goal: Meet the need in their local communities. Supporters like Walmart help The Salvation Army serve more than 23 million Americans each year through a range of social services to help them overcome poverty and economic hardships. The campaign runs Aug. 6 through Aug. 8, 2021.

As students return to the classrooms this fall after more than a year of learning challenges due to the pandemic, The Salvation Army and Walmart want to make sure children have the supplies they need to feel confident and be successful this school year.

Walmart shoppers can purchase school supplies online and in stores to help local families in need. At participating Walmart locations, The Salvation Army will place branded collection bins inside the stores where shoppers can leave new, donated school supplies. The Salvation Army will pick up school supplies and provide them to families in need in the communities in which they are given.

More families than ever need help. The pandemic continues to push more people into poverty. Simple donations of pens, pencils and the like can help families experiencing lost wages and looming evictions, not to have to make the painful choice of putting food on the table or making sure their kids have the tools they need for school. Together, we can lift our community up and out of pandemic poverty.

Shop online anytime and have supplies delivered to The Salvation Army location of your choice. Support a community at

For more information, call The Salvation Army in Susanville at 257-0314.