Salvation Army Prepares for Back-to-School Shoppers

Donations of Children's Clothing is Needed in the Northland

It’s that time of year again, when the back-to-school clock is starting to tick. For many, the thought of heading back to class can be frustrating, but for other kids, the frustration is much more than just that.

The Salvation Army in Duluth is preparing for the school shopping season, and asking the public for donations of children’s clothing, socks, and underclothes.

Right now, the Thrift Store located at 2101 West Superior Street in Duluth only has one rack of children’s clothing.

For shoppers who can’t afford certain items, Salvation Army Major William Cox says you can head on over to the Social Service Office at the 27th Avenue West location, and pick up a voucher for a free outfit, or other clothing item.

“This one rack is what we have on both sides to give and we give out over 40 or 50 thousand dollars’ worth of clothing throughout the year, and lots of that is back–to–school clothing,” Cox said.

The Salvation Army helps nearly 12,000 people in the area each year.

College students should also stop on by and check out the store. They have many pieces of gently used furniture, and a 20 percent savings coupon can be used every Saturday with a valid student ID.

Cox says, “We thank the community for their purchases and we thank them for coming here and shopping at our store. I think we’re a community based center and the people in Lincoln Park really appreciate our thrift store.”

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