Kids can get free backpacks and haircuts at back-to-school event
On Saturday, Aug. 17, The Salvation Army Pittsburgh Temple Corps Worship and Service Center will be hosting a special event at its 1060 McNeilly Road facility.
Registered children will receive free like-new backpacks filled with school supplies and complementary haircuts.
“Our Advisory Board had the idea to ask the Mount Lebanon School District to do a backpack collection and all 10 schools participated,” said Major Paul Moore, Salvation Army Pittsburgh Temple Corps Worship and Service Center commanding officer. “Model Cleaners graciously agreed to clean the donated packs at no charge. And, South Hills Beauty Academy has a history of serving our families in need. It is a win/win for everyone.”
Applications will be accepted until Friday, Aug. 9 by Mary Anne G. McFeely, MSW, Pittsburgh Temple Corps Worship and Service Center Social Services Director at 412-207-2127 or MaryAnne_McFeely@use.salvationarmy.org. School-age children from preschool through grade 12 who reside in the South Hills area are welcome.