The 2018-2019 school year will be starting soon and we’re working to make sure children from struggling families within our community start the year right with backpacks and school supplies.  If you need assistance for your child, please contact one of our centers below.

 Virginia Peninsula:  Applications for school supplies are being accepted August 1st through August 23rd, Monday – Thursday, 9am to 11am and 1pm to 3pm .  Apply at The Salvation Army, 1033 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA.  For more information, call (757) 838-4875. 

 Gloucester Service Center:  Applications for school supplies are being accepted July 19th through August 9th, Tuesday – Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm.  Apply at The Salvation Army, 7059 Linda Circle, Hayes, VA.  For more information, call (804-642-3960).



Donations to the Back-to-School program are critical if we want to help school children in our community who need assistance.  During the month of August, WVEC 13 NEWSNOW and Walmart are partnering with us through their WRITE STUFF campaign.  There are two ways to donate, either by making a financial online contribution or donating supplies and backpacks.  Donations can also be made at a Salvation Army center near you.  A list of needed items can be found on this page.  If you purchase backpacks, please don’t stuff them yourself.  We’ll be happy to do it for you.



To make a financial contribution through WVEC 13 NEWSNOW’s “WRITE STUFF” website, go to!/donation/checkout.  For participating Walmart locations, go to



School supplies for children of the Virginia Peninsula can be dropped off at The Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula in Hampton from Wednesday, August 1st to Monday, August 20th.   School supplies for the children of Gloucester and Mathews Counties can be dropped off at the Gloucester Service Center on Friday, August 3rd and Saturday, August 4th, from 10 am to 3 pm.



Black Sharpies

Box of Tissues


Color Markers

Color Pencils

Composition Books


Dry Erase Markers

Folders with Pockets

Folders with Pockets & Prongs

Glue Sticks & Liquid

Hand Sanitizer


Index Cards, 3×5

Mechanical Pencils

Notebook Paper

Pencils #2

Pencil Erasers

Pencil Sharpeners

Pens, Black/Blue/Red

3 Ring Binders, 1”



Scotch Tape

Spiral Notebooks

Supply Boxes