Back-to-School with a Drive Thru

by Maritime
Categories: 2020, News Archive

From grocery store lineups to the mandated wearing of masks and gloves, the pandemic has initiated new practices within our communities. Considering these stringent protocols, The Salvation Army Dartmouth Community Church held their annual Back to School Campaign in their parking lot—drive through style.

“Regardless of the changes, we are learning to adapt so that our programs still run relatively normal,” says Lt. Shelley Oseil. “We are grateful for the volunteers that came out to support the event helping with the distribution and manning the stations.”

As safety measures were put in place in the parking lot, the families were guided to their parking spaces. After each family registered, they were permitted to choose their backpack and proceed to the other stations to receive their school supplies. The community response vehicle was the final stop where the children and their parents could avail of an ice cream treat and refreshments. Approximately 160 backpacks were distributed to the children.

The Salvation Army provides a wide-variety of programs and services across the Maritimes to ensure children are set-up for a successful school year. Learn more.


By: Jan Keats