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The Salvation Army’s Stuff the Bus school supply drive, supporting Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs, is underway through Saturday, July 22. Items needed are No. 2 pencils, glue sticks, erasers, boxes of tissues, washable markers, book bags and backpacks, hand sanitizer, 3-ring binders, colored pencils, highlighters, loose-leaf notebook paper, pocket folders and rulers. Donations may be dropped off at Five Below, Office Depot, Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts. A yellow Thomas bus will be parked outside Five Below, 1477 Boone Station Drive, all day Thursday, July 20. 

First Baptist Church, 508 E. Main St., Haw River, will host a free community meal at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22.

Amber’s Animal Advocacy, a 501c3 organization created to assist with transport, emergencies and heartworm treatment for animals at the Burlington Animal Shelter, will hold Pound for Pups, a workout fundraiser, at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at The EDGE Health & Fitness, 2950 S. Church St., Burlington. Pound is a cardio workout inspired by drum playing. Participation is $10. For more information, visit ambersanimaladvocacy.com or call 336-261-8494.