Pack the RV events offer match for Tools for School donations

Tools for School
Collection ongoing through early August

Fort Wayne, Ind.  (WANE) –  The Salvation Army and WANE-TV will collect school supplies now through the end of July at a number of local sites.  Theses supplies will be provided to children in need in Fort Wayne and Allen County in time for the start of the 2015-2016 school year.

An area business learned about the Tools for School program in Allen County and decided to help.  Zoomers RV of Wabash, Indiana will donate the use of one of their recreational vehicles (RV) for the month of July for a number of Pack the RV events.  Zoomers will match school supplies at the Pack the RV events dollar for pound up to $1000 to the Salvation Army for Tools for School.  If you’d like to double the value of school supplies, watch NewsChannel 15 for updates on Pack the RV events through the end of July, or click on this story on the Community page of and come out to Pack the RV.

Pack the RV events are in process, see the current list below:

  • July 10, 9a.m. to 3p.m. at A Plus Computers, 4730 Parnell Avenue (in Coliseum Plaza, north of Coliseum Blvd. on east side of Parnell)
  • July 17, Noon to 7p.m. at Kingpins Bowl, 3810 Lake Avenue
  • July 18 from 5:30 to 7:30p.m. at the Foellinger Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 South Calhoun Street
  • July 22 from 3 to 7p.m. at Walgreens, 330 West State Blvd.
  • July 23 from 11:30a.m. to 1:30p.m. on Wayne Street between Calhoun and Clinton for Lunch on the Plaza
  • July 29, from 4 to 8p.m. at Walmart at Apple Glen, 1710 Apple Glen Blvd.
  • July 30, from 4 to 8p.m. at Walgreens at Chapel Ridge, 10170 Maysville Road
  • July 31 from 4 to 7p.m. at Jefferson Pointe for the Friday Nites Live event.  Look for the RV in the Parking Lot in front of Panera Bread.

During regular weekday business hours items may be dropped off at WANE-TV studios, 2915 West State Blvd. in Fort Wayne.  Additional drop off sites include all Walgreens locations and of course, the Salvation Army at 2901 North Clinton Street.

Items needed include: backpacks, colored pencils, rulers, facial tissues, folders with pockets, scissors, highlighters, washable markers, crayons, notebooks (wide and college rule), filler paper, pencils, pens, glue bottles and glue sticks, binders, pencil boxes dry-erase markers, composition books, protractors, calculators, compasses, thesauruses, and thumb drives.

To hear about the need for these items, watch the video produced by WANE-TV/NewsChannel 15 news anchor, Terra Brantley.

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