Thank you to our community partners and donors for helping local kids in Hampton Roads get back to school with the “Write Stuff”

For over twenty years, The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command has been worked to ensure that children in Hampton Roads are able to start the new school year with the “Write Stuff”. With the help of our community partners and donors, we were able to distribute over one-thousand backpacks filled with school supplies to local children in need at the 2020 distribution. The two-day event took place at The Salvation Kroc Center in Norfolk, where backpacks were issued to local students in grades kindergarten through 12th living in Norfolk, Virginia Beach and parts of Chesapeake. Households living in Portsmouth and Chesapeake zip codes 23321/23323 were asked to contact our Portsmouth office for assistance in those areas.

COVID-19- To encourage social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, distribution took place drive through style. Clients were asked to wear a mask and stay in their vehicle for the duration of their visit. We asked to look at documents by holding them on the window. Reasonable accommodations were made for those on foot wearing a mask.

Before the 2020 Write Stuff Backpack Distribution closed, we checked in with The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Commander, Major Dohmann, to get his take on the two-day event and share the impact that it has on the community.

Thank you to our friends at Sinclair Communication for partnering with us on The Write Stuff School Supplies Drive to help us assure local kids in need get back to school with the tools they need to succeed.