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Shopko collects school supplies for Salvation Army

Published 8:11am Monday, July 22, 2013

Beginning last week, Shopko in Albert Lea began collecting school supplies for families in crisis who go to the Salvation Army for help.

“You can’t put a price tag on education, “ Albert Lea Salvation Army Captain Jim Brickson said. “There are significant costs associated with kids returning to classes in the fall. An extra notebook or two, dropped off in the box, or some pens or pencils, is an easy way to help support our community parents as they strive to continue to provide their children with a quality education.”

Shopko is a nationwide partner in the Tools for School collection that runs from July 14 to Aug. 9.

Lists are displayed on a drop-off box at the store.

Those wishing to make a financial gift instead, may mail a check to the Salvation Army, 302 Court St. Designate schools supplies on the memo line.