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Warehouse Stationery helps struggling families with school supplies

Family choosing school supplies at Warehouse Stationery

24 Jan | 2014

Warehouse Stationery is again supporting The Salvation Army by raising funds for families struggling to pay for children’s school supplies.

Salvation Army Secretary for Social Services Major Pam Waugh says the post-Christmas period is a particularly hard time for clients with school-age children.

With the payment of school fees, uniforms and books required soon after Christmas, parents on a subsistence income are under immense pressure to meet the costs of school stationery supplies.

Until 31 January, customers at Warehouse Stationery stores around the country can add $1 to their purchase at checkout to donate to the company's Back to School Appeal.

The Warehouse Group General Manager Community and Environment Paul Walsh says Warehouse Stationery's community programme is centred around supporting families and young people who are struggling in many ways.

'Our partnership with The Salvation Army is focussed on providing financial assistance to families for back-to-school costs.'

The funds raised from Warehouse Stationery's Back to School Appeal will go toward stationery vouchers for Salvation Army centres to distribute to families before their children go back to school.

The Salvation Army very much appreciates Warehouse Stationery’s continued support of Kiwi families in need.

For more about Warehouse Stationery's community support visit warehousestationery.co.nz