Jamille Ruebsahm, Director of Development for the Salvation Army, says there are families all over the Austin area that need a hand getting their children ready for school.
"We are having a back-to-school drive here at the Salvation Army for all of our kids that are affiliated with the services we provide all over the city,” she said. “We have 91 children that will be going back to school and are in need of the same things that every child is in need of."
Supplies like pencils, crayons, markers, even flash drives.
"When you're in a situation where you're trying to get yourself to a better place and move forward, it's an added expense that's really hard to work with," Ruebsahm said.
Donors have come forward with lots of backpacks, but there’s not many other supplies available to families in need.
"We're good on backpacks but other than that, we haven't received anything at this point and so we're in jeopardy of not being able to have those supplies for the kids," Ruebsahm said.
She said kids should be able to focus on learning instead of worrying about school supplies.
If you'd like to help out donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army at 501 East 8th Street in downtown Austin.
You can also go online to make a monetary donation at salvationarmyaustin.org.