(8-7-14) The Salvation Army of Lincoln is asking the public for donations of school supplies--particularly backpacks.
The group will holds its annual school supply distribution for low income children next week. They're expecting about 500 children, but so far only have supplies for about half of them. With the earlier than normal school starting date, it's feared that people may not be focusing on back to school.
Classes in Lincoln begin Tuesday, August 12. Items particularly needed are backpacks and notebooks. They can be dropped off any any Shopko, Super Saver or Russ's Foods, or at the Salvation Army headquarters just north of 27th and Holdrege.