Salvation Army Spokane to give out 4,000 backpacks for local kids

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SPOKANE, Wash. — The Salvation Army Spokane is hosting its 13th annual “Backpacks for Kids” event on August 17, with an expected 4,000 backpacks to go out to local children.

To help with this event, nomnom convenience stores will begin collecting funds during the month of July. Customers are encouraged to make a donation, and contributors will receive a coupon for a free 20-ounce fountain soda or 20-ounce coffee.

Everyone who donates can also add their name to a special flyer that will be displayed in the stores. Nomnom has raised close to $500,000 for Backpacks for Kids over the years.

Since 2010, the Salvation Army has distributed 49,000 backpacks to local youth, allowing kids to return to school with the supplies they need.

“We are extremely thankful for this continued partnership with nomnom Convenience Stores. With inflation, costs have gone up on everything, including backpacks and school supplies; impacting many local families. However, these school items are necessary in helping children succeed in school, but added expenses for families during these challenging times,” said Major Ken Perine of the Spokane Salvation Army. “The goal of The Salvation Army and nomnom is to help parents save their money on backpacks and school supplies so they can focus on other daily expenses.”

Customers can donate to the Backpacks for Kids campaign by visiting any one of the following nomnom stores:


  • 909 N. Division, 99202
  • 1523 W. 10th Ave., 99204
  • 1023 W. Wellesley, 99205
  • 2103 W. Northwest Blvd., 99205
  • 1503 E. Illinois, 99207
  • 3030 E. Euclid, 99207
  • 2005 N. Hamilton, 99207
  • 7902 N. Division, 99208
  • 2020 W. Francis, 99208
  • 6607 N. Nine Mile Rd., 99208
  • 711 W. Hastings, 99218
  • 2820 E. 57th Ave, 99223
  • 4017 S. Cheney-Spokane Rd., 99224

Spokane Valley

  • 10708 E. Sprague Ave., 99206
  • 8215 E. Trent Ave., 99212
  • 15019 E. Trent Ave., 99216
  • 15504 E. 4th Ave., 99037

Airway Heights

  • 1418 S. Garfield, Airway Heights, 99001

Liberty Lake

  • 22304 E. Appleway Ave., 99019

Coeur d’Alene

  • 1427 Best Ave., 83814

You can find more information about The Salvation Army Spokane here.

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