Each year, at the end of the July, The Salvation Army teams up with a local retailer to host a Child Spree. Approximately 100-130 children in need are selected by an application or referral process to receive a special back-to-school shopping spree.
Each selected child receives a $100 shopping budget for new school clothes, a store discount, and a backpack loaded with school supplies.
Community volunteers and local celebrities donate their time as shopping escorts. Generous businesses and individuals provide financial assistance, as well as donations of backpacks, school supplies, food, and clothing.
Over 250 volunteers are needed to help children shop on July 28th. To sign up, call Tamara at 520-795-1395 or send an e-mail to Tamara.McElwee@usw.salvationarmy.org.
Financial donations are also needed. Please call 520-795-9671 to sponsor a child’s shopping spree.