NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — The new school year is just around the corner, and so throughout the entire month of August, we are partnering with Walmart, Rutter Mills, and the Salvation Army to make sure students get the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom.

The Write Stuff is a community project where we collect new and packaged school supplies for kids in need. People can drop off the items at area Walmarts, or donate online through The Salvation Army.

Walmart drop-off locations:

Chesapeake:

2448 Chesapeake Square Ring Rd.

1521 Sams Cir.

201 Hillcrest Pkwy.

632 Grassfield Pkwy.

Hampton:

1900 Cunningham Dr.

Gloucester:

6819 Walton Ln.

Newport News:

12401 Jefferson Ave.

6111 Jefferson Ave.

Norfolk:

1170 N. Military Hwy.

7530 Tidewater Dr.

Portsmouth:

1098 Fredrick Blvd.

Suffolk:

1200 N. Main St.

6259 College Dr.

Virginia Beach:

657 Phoenix Dr.

2021 Lynnhaven Pkwy.

1149 Nimmo Pkwy.

4821 Virginia Beach Blvd.

546 First Colonial Rd.

Williamsburg:

731 E. Rochambeau Dr.

Yorktown:

2601 George Washington Hwy.

The Salvation Army will pick up all the donated school supplies and distribute them to families. The most needed items include backpacks, binders, pencils, notebooks, and scissors.

Our viewers have generously donated items like these for more than 20 years through this school supply drive. Last year, more than 3,000 students alone were helped thanks to your generosity.