Bob Newhart is featured speaker at The Salvation Army’s annual civic luncheon

Everybody’s favorite psychiatrist, Vermont inn keeper and elf, Bob Newhart, will be the featured speaker at The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division’s annual civic luncheon on Friday, May 12 at the Hilton Chicago.

Newhart will share stories about his career – starting as an accountant in Chicago, through his stand-up career, and ending with his time in Hollywood. The base of his comedy is drawn from personal experiences or careful observation of everyday life. Continue reading “Bob Newhart is featured speaker at The Salvation Army’s annual civic luncheon”

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Celebrates National Volunteer Week with The Salvation Army

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has supported The Salvation Army for many years in many different ways. We always look forward to welcoming them to our facilities to help with projects and visit with our clients. Our guest blog is from Shelley Long, Community Affairs Representative at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. Continue reading “Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Celebrates National Volunteer Week with The Salvation Army”

Allstate Volunteers at The Salvation Army

Thanks to the wonderful employees from Allstate who came out to volunteer at Chicago Temple Corps Community Center. The group cleaned and painted several rooms which were in desperate need of some TLC. They brought enthusiasm and joy to the project and everyone had a great time, especially the staff who took true delight in the finished project!

Thank you for a wonderful job!

The Salvation Army salutes its thousands of volunteers who serve their neighbors in need

Our guest blogger, Linda Reiter has served as the volunteer resource manager for three years. She is a certified volunteer administrator, and has managed volunteer programs for more than 15 years. She is passionate about engaging volunteers in meaningful ways and energized by volunteers who bring hope, kindness and compassion to those in need. Continue reading “The Salvation Army salutes its thousands of volunteers who serve their neighbors in need”

Volunteer during the 15th annual Comcast Cares Day with The Salvation Army in Elgin

Comcast Cares Day began in 2001 with 6,100 volunteers helping to improve about 100 community sites. Last year, a record-breaking 100,000-plus volunteers – including employees, along with their families and friends and our nonprofit partners – turned out to beautify neighborhoods, spruce up schools, plant trees, stock food banks, and much more, throughout 39 states and the District of Columbia, and in 21 other countries. Comcast Cares Day, which is the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event, is one of our proudest company traditions.

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