The Salvation Army Christmas Campaign runs October 1 through January 31, and this year the campaign raised more than $26 million in financial and in-kind donations for our programs and services. We also continued several initiatives designed to recruit volunteers and remind clients of important services available to them.
The man living on the streets… the child who goes to bed hungry… the woman searching for hope… Too often the needs of those most vulnerable in our community are overlooked. It’s our turn to make a difference and make everyone feel seen, heard and loved. Whether we help one person, one hundred people – or 27,167,320 people as The Salvation Army did last year – we know that every person’s contributions matter, including our own.
At this time of year, most of us are focused on providing a happy holiday season for our loved ones and reflecting on how quickly 2017 flew by. But before the new year dawns, we still have a chance to make an impact where it really matters. Here are two ideas for wrapping up this year in the best way possible. Continue reading “Wrapping Up 2017 on a Good Note”
While Christmas comes at the end of the calendar year for most, it starts in October for The Salvation Army officers, staff and volunteers. That’s when Oak Park-native Cora Burton, long-time volunteer at The Salvation Army Norridge Corps Community Center, starts recruiting area corporate and community partners to support the Angel Tree program. The program provides Christmas gifts for area families who would otherwise not be able to afford them. Families also receive a Christmas dinner box. Continue reading “Local Volunteer Keeps Christmas Assistance Program Running in Norridge”
On Friday, December 8, The Salvation Army and WBBM are once again joining forces to bring you the WBBM Good Neighbor Radiothon benefiting the Bed & Bread Club®. From 5 a.m. – 11 p.m., WBBM 780 AM & 105.9 FM will broadcast live from Woodfield Mall with volunteers from WBBM Newsradio and The Salvation Army answering your call to raise funds through the support of listeners like you. All proceeds help provide services for people who are homeless or hungry.
Continue reading “LIVE from Woodfield Mall: WBBM Good Neighbor Radiothon”
This week is The Salvation Army Celebrity Bell Ringer Week – a great way to kick off the holiday season. Stop by the kettle, say “hi”, and snap a photo with some of our favorite celebrities as they join us in our Fight For Good! Continue reading “Celebrity Bell Ringers Usher in the Holiday Spirit”