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Annual School Supply Drive About to Kickoff
Annual School Supply Drive About to Kickoff

Stuff the Bus, the annual First Coast News drive to collect school supplies for those in need is almost here.  In partnership with The Salvation Army, Publix, Community First Credit Union and The United Way, we encourage those who can help to do so by dropping off school suply donations.

The large donation barrels will appear at area Publix stores and Community First branch locations starting July 18th.

But what if you need help with getting some school supplies for YOUR kids?  How do you apply?  Here's the information you need:

You must apply through The Salvation Army.  To be eligible you must meet income requirements (income requirements are measured at 150% of the federal poverty level) and be caring for children who are school age.

Application Dates: July 5th - July 29th (Monday - Friday)

Times:  9:00am - 11;30am and 1:00 - 3:00pm

Location:  Towers Social Service Center,  900 West Adams Street   Jacksonville, FL  32204


In order to apply you must bring all of the following:

  • Picture ID for adult applying
  • Social Security Cards for all members of household
  • Birth Certificates for all children
  • Verification of ALL household income

-          Wages (last 3 Check Stubs)

-          Unemployment Check Stubs

-          Social Security, SSI or SSDI Benefit Statement

-          Food Stamps Benefit Statement

-          If you have no income and someone else supports you, you must bring a letter from them stating that they do so and the amount they give you.

  • Verification of Residency (i.e. lease, deed, current JEA bill)
  • Custody Papers (if you are not named on the birth certificate)

Please note:  If you do not have all of these documents, you will not be able to receive services.  If you are missing a birth certificate or social security card for one child, you may still apply for other children.

If you have any questions, please call The Salvation Army at 356-8641.

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