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Cenex Zip Trip accepting donations for Salvation Army backpacks
Cenex Zip Trip accepting donations for Salvation Army backpacks

Cenex Zip Trip stores across Spokane and Coeur d'Alene launched their Backpacks for Kids Campaign this week with The Salvation Army. The campaign runs through the end of July at all Cenex Zip Trip stores.

All customers who donate $1 or more will receive a coupon good for one free 20oz fountain drink on their next visit.

Last year Cenex Zip Trip raised more than $26,000 for children in need. The money raised goes to purchase much needed backpacks and school supplies for children whose parents cannot afford the basic supplies required by the school districts.

“These backpacks are giving children the tools they need to go back to school with confidence. It's amazing to see a local corporation like Cenex Zip Trip and its customers in the community come together to help our local youth,” said Spokane Corps Officer Major Steve Ball.

The Salvation Army plans to hand out more than 4,000 backpacks packed with supplies this year at their Backpacks for Kids distribution event.

That's Thursday, August 21 from 9 am to 6 pm.

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