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Salvation Army, Walmart

partner for ‘Stuff the Bus’

STEUBENVILLE — The Salvation Army and Walmart are teaming up to “Stuff the Bus” — an effort to support local children with school supply donations.

The event’s local presence will be held at the Steubenville store at 100 Mall Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to Lt. Erik Muhs, who serves as pastor/corps officer at the Salvation Army of Steubenville.

Shoppers online and in-store will receive a list of suggested supplies to help fill the Salvation Army’s collection bin during the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event.

“The goal is to provide new school supplies to more than 100 central Jefferson County children in need of a fresh start to the school year,” Muhs noted. “There also will be plenty of opportunity to donate monetarily in an iconic red kettle. All donations collected will be matched dollar for dollar and stay right here in our local area,” he said.

Walmart and the Salvation Army have collaborated for more than 30 years with a common mission — to meet needs in their local communities, according to Muhs. “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,” he said. “The simple act of providing school supplies to students in need provides them a boost of self-confidence and sets them up for a positive and successful school year,” he said. “All donations made at “Stuff the Bus” campaign events will remain in the local community and will help the Salvation Army provide back-to-school support to 100 local children in need,” he added.

“We at the Salvation Army are always looking for ways to help those in need in our community,” Muhs explained. “Collecting school supplies for children is extra special. We want to thank Walmart for sharing these same values. Everywhere across the United States on Saturday, Walmart and the Salvation Army will be ‘Doing the Most Good’ for the youngest in our community. Here in Steubenville, we will have our red kettle out stocked with volunteers. Every dollar raised will be matched. This will be the close of our Christmas in July fundraiser. We are on pace to raise well over $5,000,” Muhs said.

“We’d ask that if you don’t buy school supplies while you’re out enjoying the tax-free shopping, that you donate a dollar or more for all of our programs throughout central Jefferson County,” he said. “Most of all, we want to express our sincere gratitude to all who help us everyday by being a volunteer, a community partner, and, of course, everyone who donates.”

Library announces variety

of programs and activities

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following lineup of programs and activities at its various locations, including:

Main Library, (740) 282-9782

Children: The “Ready for Kindergarten” program will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. “Get your little ones ready for school by attending this program,” a library spokesperson noted. Call for information.

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Children: Play and Learn the Alphabet, for parents with children ages 2-6, will be held Monday, beginning at 11:15 a.m. Children will play with letter-learning toys.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Children: Children can paint a scene of the ocean on Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. Call for information.

Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090

Adults: Cookbook Club will meet at 5 p.m. on Aug. 8. Meet, eat and discuss recipes. Call to join.

Children: Play and Learn the Alphabet is at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. Children will play with letter-learning toys.

Children can make a craft to take home from the library Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Babygarten, for parents with children birth to 2, is at 11:15 a.m. on Aug. 8. Stories, songs and rhymes are shared that will help babies with language development.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Adults: Game night is at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

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