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
Are you ready to “do the most good” in your community while doing some Black Friday shopping?
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores have some amazing deals.
Check out the locations below:
Chicago Northside – 50% off all clothing on 11/29.
Gary – 50% Off Everything INCLUDING Red Tags on 11/29/13
Rockford – 50% Off Clothes – on Friday(29) and Saturday (30)
Waukegan – 50% off clothing excluding red tag on 11/29
To find a location near you visit www.satruck.org.
You know giving generously is hard. Even more so when you have to care after your own family.
Can you imagine how much harder it is for a struggling family? Or for a single mom that can hardly afford to feed her children or give them even one little toy during the holidays?
Yes, it is hard but there is hope. Read More
London, England (November 22, 2013)—TERRITORIAL leaders of The Salvation Army in The Philippines, Colonels Wayne and Robyn Maxwell, are in Tacloban to support Salvation Army officers and other personnel who have been working tirelessly in the ongoing relief operations. Accompanied by Commissioner Gillian Downer, the London-based International Secretary for The Salvation Army’s South Pacific and East Asia Zone, the leaders also intend to bring a message of hope and God’s love to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
Stories of hope punctuate the scenes of destruction and loss, with Colonel Wayne Maxwell admitting that the devastation caused by the storm and tidal surge is ‘worse than reported by the media’. Latest estimates are that four million homes are uninhabitable. But this week, Salvation Army workers met Jostan and his family, whose home was completely destroyed in the terrifying storm. Remarkably, the whole family survived, including Jostan’s two-week-old sister who was born just before the typhoon made landfall. Read More