Salvation Army's back-to-school assistance sign-up starts Monday

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Springfield, Mo. -- Sign-up starts Monday for people who need help getting school supplies.

The Salvation Army's "back-to-school assistance sign-up" gives students backpacks, school supplies, and more before school starts.

Last year, the Springfield Salvation Army helped 900 children receive school supplies.

Now, they're expecting to help 1,100 students.

Anyone who needs the help is qualified and welcome to sign-up starting tomorrow, July 16, 2017.

Sign-up will be for the next two weeks, Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Tomorrow night, July 17, 2017, will be an exception, they will also be open for sign-up from 5 to 7 p.m. July 24th will also have those same extra hours available.

Children who receive the back-to-school assistance get a backpack, school supplies, vouchers for clothes, shoes and a hair cut before school starts.

"We don't want any child to feel embarrassed because of something that is not their fault and in many cases, it's not the fault of mom and dad," Commanding Officer, at the Springfield Salvation Army, Major Mike Mills said. "You know it's just finances are just not there at various times."

When you show up you have to bring a photo I.D., a social security card for everyone that they're assisting and a current piece of mail with your current address on it.

You will be given a date and time for when you should pick up your items after you sign up.

The Salvation Army spent $12,000 on school supplies, not including the backpacks.