Join us today at Navy Pier for the 18th Annual WBBM Good Neighborhood Radiothon Benefitting The Salvation Army. There will be live entertainment and special incentives throughout the day.
Date: Friday, December 13th
Time: 5:00 a.m. to Midnight
Place: Navy Pier Chicago
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Terrace “A” West – 2nd Floor, outside of the Winter Wonderfest Entrance
Every year, The Salvation Army touches the lives of 1.5 million people in need. They’re hungry or need warm clothes. They’re homeless or on the verge of being evicted. They’re families looking for a safe place for their children to go after school and on the weekends. The Salvation Army is there every day, caring for the most vulnerable in our neighborhoods. And beside us always is Jewel Osco.
Jewel Osco is a leading sponsor of the upcoming WBBM Good Neighbor Radiothon, matching all gifts up to $100,000. The radiothon will support The Salvation Army’s youth programs and services that benefit children in need. Children can access after-school and weekend programs, special events and sports leagues through 28 corps community centers, which serve as safe havens from the streets and gang activity. Support from organizations like Jewel also helps stock food pantries and provide emergency support to prevent families from becoming homeless. Read More
The Salvation Army responds to all manners of disasters around the world. We are there to stand beside residents and offer help after hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards and fires throw neighborhoods, states and entire countries into chaos. Financial and in-kind support from partners such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) helps The Salvation Army respond whenever and wherever there is need.
BCBSIL was recently awarded the 2013 Salvation Army Corporate Partner Award in recognition of their dedication to community groups through significant time and financial resources. In fact, BCBSIL recently donated $20,000 to our typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines and $10,000 to our tornado relief efforts in central Illinois. Read More
Nearly 350 leaders from Chicago’s business and philanthropic communities gathered together to celebrate the holiday season at the annual Salvation Army Starlighter Luncheon held at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) building in downtown Chicago.
The event launched The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign, which generates nearly 70 percent of the funds used year round to provide critical programs and services to people in need. BCBSIL underwrote the event and provided tremendous in-kind donations to help maximize the donations that were raised. Additional major sponsors of this event included Advocate Health Care, BCS Financial Corporation and Protiviti.
This festive event culminated in the presentation of the 2013 Salvation Army Corporate Partner Award to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, which along with its employees, dedicates significant time and financial resources to thousands of community organizations throughout Illinois.
In the past five years alone, the organization has made financial contributions of more than $43 million. Between January and October 2013, employees had logged more than 15,000 volunteer hours helping social service agencies and community organizations fulfill their missions of service. Read More
Many of us have the joy of celebrating the holidays in abundance and the warmth of home. We sit in front of a table full of food and sit around a bright Christmas tree with an overflow of gifts for the little ones and ourselves. And it feels good.
However, many people don’t have this. Read More