July 15- Sept. 7, 2015

Fred Meyer Invest in Futures School Supplies Drive - Invest in Futures! Drop off school supplies at your local Fred Meyer to help kids in need enter the school season ready for success. Our school supplies drive at Fred Meyer is July 15-September 7, 2015. (If you don't see the bins at your local store, just ask at customer service.) Drive donations will be distributed at the HUGSS distribution event in Anchorage August 11, as well as at individual distribution events by Salvation Army corps locations statewide.

Helping Us Give School Supplies (HUGSS) distribution event - With the help of our generous donors and sponsors, HUGSS is an annual collaboration with a number of other local nonprofits and for-profit organizations to provide basic school supplies to thousands of children. In addition to Fred Meyer, our HUGSS partners include: Anchorage School District, Catholic Social Services, Lutheran Social Services, The Salvation Army, 3M, Carlile Transportation, Fireweed Cleaners, First National Bank of Alaska, Fred Meyer, Providence Health & Services Alaska, SMG Group/Sullivan Arena, TOTE, Walmart, Wells Fargo, and others.

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2015 NOTE: Due to renovations at the Sullivan Arena, this year's Anchorage HUGSS (Helping Us Give School Supplies) and Coats for Kids will be TWO SEPARATE EVENTS at TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS, as follows:

Distribution events elsewhere - will be announced as they are planned. 

What is it?

Helping Us Give School Supplies (HUGSS) & Fred Meyer school supplies drives are annual events that  help prepare Alaskan children from low-income households for school.

With the help of our generous donors and sponsors, HUGSS is an annual collaboration with a number of other local nonprofits and for-profit organizations to collect and distribute basic school supplies to thousands of children in the Anchorage area.

Additionally, Fred Meyer's school supplies drives provides school supplies statewide, to be distributed through the local corps of The Salvation Army Alaska. This important event would not be possible without the faithful support of Fred Meyer and others.

In addition to Fred Meyer, our HUGSS partners include: Anchorage School District, Catholic Social Services, Lutheran Social Services, The Salvation Army, 3M, Carlile Transportation, Fireweed Cleaners, First National Bank of Alaska, Fred Meyer, Providence Health & Services Alaska, SMG Group/Sullivan Arena, TOTE, Walmart, Wells Fargo, and others.

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