Salvation Army strives to make back-to-school less stressful

Back-to-school can be financially challenging for many parents. The list of necessary school supplies is daunting - and for families with multiple children to buy for, it can become overwhelming. The Custer County unit of the Salvation Army understands the strain that back-to-school can put on many families, and for the past several years have been doing what they can to help out. The unit is again this year hosting a book bag/school supplies giveaway, Monday, Aug. 13, from 4-6 p.m. The giveaway will be in the Custer Heights Community Room, located at 825 South 9th Ave. in Broken Bow. Book bags, school supplies and vouchers for school clothing will be distributed. These items are being made available for school age children whose families otherwise may not be able to purchase supplies. During the giveaway, children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult recipients must provide social security number for any children served. All items will be distributed while supplies last, and the doors will not open until 4 p.m. It is asked that recipients not park in the south parking lot during this time. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the book bag/school supplies giveaway can place their items in the big yellow school bus located inside the Pamida store in Broken Bow. Pamida encourages you to help “stuff the bus.”