Stampede Meat Gets Salvation Army Ready for Christmas

This guest blog post has been provided by Stampede Meat, who is supporting The Salvation Army Christmas Food Box Project; donating 2,000 chickens, hosting a food drive, and volunteering.

It may feel far too soon to hear jingle bells and see the iconic red kettles outside, but the spirit of the giving season happens year-round at Stampede!

Stampede Meat’s community outreach committee, Stampede Cares, is teaming up with The Salvation Army this year to ensure families in the Greater Chicago Area, Northern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana have a delicious dinner during the holidays.

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Local Families are Helped Thanks to a Successful Christmas Season

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.

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Wrapping Up 2017 on a Good Note

End of Year Giving - The Salvation Army

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”

Local Volunteer Keeps Christmas Assistance Program Running in Norridge

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”