Back-to-School Bash Provides Supplies for Local Students

Aug 3, 2021 | by Stephanie Rex

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 (Pittsburgh, Pa.) – Local parents and children will find support and smiles on Saturday, Aug. 14 during The Salvation Army’s Back-to-School Bash event, providing backpacks, gently used clothes, shoes, and more.

Sponsored by First National Bank, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation, the event takes place from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army Pittsburgh Temple Worship and Service Center, 1060 McNeilly Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15226.

“We know many families are facing continued financial pressure this year as we all continue to get ‘back to normal,’ and we are looking forward to lending support during this year’s Back-to-School Bash,” said Captain Justin Caldwell, Commanding Officer for The Salvation Army Pittsburgh Temple Worship and Service Center. “We know this year’s event will bring hope to all who attend.”

Advanced registration is required by calling 412-207-2127. Student haircuts are available onsite along with food, fun, and a bounce house! Attendees who are not vaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask and practice social distancing whenever possible.

Thanks to the generosity of this year’s sponsor, First National Bank, students will be provided with backpacks, school supplies, gently used clothes and shoes, haircuts, and more.

“At FNB, improving the quality of life in the towns where we live and work is part of our mission,” said Ronald Donatelli, President of First National Bank’s Pittsburgh Region. “We are proud to partner with The Salvation Army to provide supplies and support for local students so that they are better equipped for success in the coming school year.” 

For more information and to register, call 412-207-2127.

First National Bank Contact for Media Inquiries:

Jennifer Reel, Director of Corporate Communications

First National Bank

Phone: (724) 983-4856,

Cell: (724) 699-6389

Celebrating over 150 years of global service as both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 132 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log on to  The Salvation Army … doing the most good for the most people in the most need.


Stephanie Rex, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division

Email  |  Office: (412) 446-1642  |  Cell: (412) 463-2942

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