School is right around the corner and the Salvation Army in St. Cloud is in desperate need of school supply donations.

In the past the nonprofit has helped an average of about 400 to 500 students a year whose families are struggling to provide school essentials like backpacks, pencils, markets, calculators, etc. This year they're expecting that number to nearly double.

The increase is due to the fact that Catholic Charities of St. Cloud plans to take a year off of their school supply drive and distribution. St. Cloud's Salvation Army is preparing to handle the extra load.

The Salvation Army plans to hold their distribution at the beginning of August. So, if you're planning to make a donation, you should do it soon!

According to the nonprofit's website, the supplies they're in greatest need of include; backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, glue, folders and markers.

If you'd like to make a donation you're asked to contact the Salvation Army at 320-252-4552.