2019 WRITE STUFF BACKPACK DISTRIBUTION

2019 Distribution Dates

August 27 & 28 | 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Military Circle Mall (880 North Military Hwy, Norfolk/23502)

(Park in the North parking lot near ROSS and look for our signage)

For over twenty years, The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command has been working to ensure that Hampton Roads children start the new school year with the “Write Stuff”.

Families fitting all of the following criteria may apply:

  • Household has at least one child in grades K-12
  • Household resides in Norfolk, Virginia Beach or Chesapeake

(Zip codes 23321/23323 will be served at our Portsmouth office)

  • Household is experiencing documentable financial distress or crisis

How To Apply:

Upon arriving at the distribution site, clients will be seen by a case manager to determine eligibility. Wait times will vary from 30 minutes to an hour. Mornings tend to be very busy, so please consider waiting until the afternoon to order to shorten your waiting time.

Items Required To Apply:

  • Picture ID for head of household (applicant).
  • Proof of address (lease/mortgage statement or two household bills).
  • Birth Certificates (prove age/guardianship) for children grades K – 12.
  • Current Proof of TANF or Food Stamps (SNAP) for household (SNAP cards must include your name on front to be considered)
  • If there is no TANF or SNAP, bring proof of all household income, including but not limited to: employment income, unemployment income, child support, disability, retirement, vet benefits, etc.
  • If reporting $0 income, bring verification from your employment commission showing you haven’t worked within the last quarter.