Walmart and The Salvation Army are joining forces to provide new school supplies to local children of Michigan City Area Schools during the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event at Walmart, 5780 Franklin Street, on Saturday, August 3 from 9am to 6pm. As part of a nationwide effort, the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event in Michigan City is one of nearly 3,000 similar events 
taking place at Walmart stores across the country.  In-store shoppers on August 3 will receive lists of supplies needed, and all they have to do to participate is purchase and drop off the requested items at collection bins at the front of each store. For those unable to make it to the store that day, there is a searchable online registry with some of the items needed; each item requires just one click to purchase at, just search for The Salvation Army of MC registry. All donations made at “Stuff the Bus” campaign events will remain in the community and will help The Salvation Army provide back-to-school support to local children in need. Betsy Kohn, director of communications for Michigan City Area Schools, said the materials collected during this event will be distributed at the upcoming Citywide Back to School Rally, which is coordinated by the Indiana Black Expo in conjunction with several other organizations, and to MCAS schools. The Citywide Back to School Rally will be held at Elston Gill Field on August 8 from 3pm to 7pm and is open to Michigan City students accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Salvation Army is seeking volunteers to help with the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event. Volunteers will be stationed at Walmart in two-hour shifts to help in school supply collection.  Those interested in signing up to volunteer may contact The Salvation Army at (219) 874-6885. To learn more about your local Salvation Army, visit