The Salvation Army in Chicago to Receive 500 Donated Mattresses From Stearns & Foster as Part of National "Gift of Sleep" $1 Million Mattress Donation

THE SALVATION ARMY IN CHICAGO TO RECEIVE 500 DONATED MATTRESSES FROM

STEARNS &FOSTER AS PART OF NATIONAL “GIFT OF SLEEP”$1 MILLION MATTRESS DONATION

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center Welcomes Mattress Truck to its West Loop Facility April 9

CHICAGO– Luxury mattress brand Stearns & Foster® has named The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division in Chicago as a beneficiary of its annual Gift of Sleep program, which donates $1 million in new mattresses to a select number of residential facilities throughout the United States each year. The mattress delivery truck will make separate deliveries this month totaling 500 mattresses to three Chicago-area Salvation Army facilities, including The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, a licensed substance abuse treatment facility. Continue reading “The Salvation Army in Chicago to Receive 500 Donated Mattresses From Stearns & Foster as Part of National "Gift of Sleep" $1 Million Mattress Donation”

Salvation Army Harbor Light Center to Host Sober Super Bowl Party

SALVATION ARMY HARBOR LIGHT CENTER TO HOST

SOBER SUPER BOWL PARTY       

 

WHAT:           The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, a licensed substance abuse treatment facility, will hold its 7th annual Super Bowl party for individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and their family members.

The Super Bowl is often an event synonymous with wings, nachos and game-day snacks, as well as beer and other alcoholic beverages. The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center provides an alternative Super Bowl experience for recovering alcoholics and their families. For many attending, this may be their first sober Super Bowl party, marking an important milestone in their recovery journey.  The event offers the festivity and camaraderie associated with the Super Bowl Party tradition, as well as the support and understanding of fellow peers in recovery, friends and loved ones.

The Super Bowl game will be projected on a 10 ft screen with a state-of-the-art sound system.  A variety of classic super bowl snacks and non-alcoholic cold drinks will be served throughout the game.

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Super Bowl Party is free and open to Harbor Light clients, their families and the community.

Interview opportunities with recovery clients and Captain Nancy Powers, Harbor Light Corps Officer, are available.

WHEN:

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Festivities begin at 5 p.m.

Super Bowl XLVII starts at 5:30 p.m.                                               

WHERE:        

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center

1515 West Monroe Street

Chicago, IL60607

 

WHO: 

Captains Merrill and Nancy Powers, Harbor Light Corps Officers

Harbor Light clients & families

 

BACKGROUND: 

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

 

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R&B Singer & Actress Brandy to Meet with Music Students Young and Old at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

R&B Singer & Actress Brandy to Meet with Music Students Young and Old at
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

WHAT:

R&B singer and actress Brandy will hold a private conversation with music students young and old at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center on Saturday, January 19. During this invitation only event, Brandy will inspire her fans with her story of hard work and success and answer questions about her career and making the right choices in life.

Music students attending this intimate meeting are enrolled in music education classes at the Kroc Center, Songhai Elementary Learning Institute and Higgins Community Academy, and include youth ages 5 -17 and senior citizens.

Brandy will perform January 19 at the Project HOOD “Party with a Purpose” concert at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. Proceeds from the concert will go toward the construction of the Project HOOD Community and Economic Development Center in Woodlawn.

WHEN:

Saturday, January 19, 2013
2 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
Auditorium
1250 West 119 Street
Chicago, IL 60643
(from downtown: take Dan Ryan to I-57 South. Exit at 119 Street; head east approx. ½ mile)

About The Kroc Center: The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center offers the largest array of educational, sports, arts and supportive programs anywhere in the city under one roof. The Kroc Center is a major catalyst of growth for the community, creating jobs and providing a safe haven for youth sorely in need of the recreational, creative and educational alternatives to gangs and violence that the Kroc Center offers. The goal of the center along with support from the community is to expose children and families to different people, activities and arts that are otherwise beyond the reach of the community. For additional details, renderings and program descriptions, visit www.kroccenterchicago.org.

About The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 89 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salarmychicago.org.

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NBA Star Quentin Richardson to provide meals to 1,000 families at The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

NBA Star Quentin Richardson to provide meals to 1,000 families
at The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

WHAT: Former NBA player for the Orlando Magic and Chicago native, Quentin Richardson, will provide food to more than 1,000 families surrounding the community he once called home at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.

WHY: NBA StarQuentin Richardson will help to spread the holiday spirit and give back topatrons and residents within the community that he grew up in – Chicago’s far South-side and surrounding communities. It is very important to Quentin that he does not forget his roots, and the well- being of others at all times, but especially in celebration of the birth of Christ.

WHEN: Saturday, December 22, 2012
3-5pm

WHERE: The Kroc Center
Gymnasium 4
1250 West 119th Street
Chicago, IL 60643

WHO: Quentin Richardson, Retired NBA Player for the Orlando Magic
Major David Harvey, Administrator, The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

About The Kroc Center
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center offers the largest array of educational sports, arts and supportive programs anywhere in the city under one roof. The Kroc Center is a major catalyst of growth for the community, creating jobs and providing a safe haven for youth sorely in need of the recreational, creative and educational alternatives to gangs and violence that the Kroc Center offers. The goal of the center along with support from the community is to expose children and families to different people, activities and arts that are otherwise beyond the reach of the community. For additional details, renderings and program descriptions, visit www.kroccenterchicago.org.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 89 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salarmychicago.org.

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The Salvation Army to Host and Deliver 1,500 Christmas Meals

THE SALVATION ARMY TO HOST AND DELIVER 1,500 CHRISTMAS MEALS

WHAT: The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center will host two sit-down Christmas holiday meals for residents, individuals, families and seniors in need and deliver another 1,000 meals to the homeless throughout Chicagoland through its Mobile Feeding Units. These free dinners will provide nutritious meals to more than 1,500 people who would otherwise go without this Christmas.

Resident Christmas Party

WHEN: Friday, December 21, 2012
5:30 – 7 p.m.

WHERE: 1515 W. Monroe Street

ON-SITE CONTACT:
Captains Merrill and Nancy Powers, 312-421-5753 or 312-388-6738

For the fourth year in a row, famed Chicago Chef Alan Lake will treat more than 200 residents of The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center to a gourmet feast at their annual Christmas party. Harbor Light residents are currently undergoing comprehensive, specialized services to help overcome their addiction to drugs or alcohol and successfully reclaim their lives in a safe, structured and secure environment.

Community Christmas Dinner

WHEN: Tuesday, December 25, 2012
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: 1515 W. Monroe Street

ON-SITE CONTACT:
Captains Merrill and Nancy Powers, 312-421-5753 or 312-388-6738

The annual Christmas Dinner has been a tradition of the Harbor Light Center since 1946. More than 300 individuals, families and seniors are expected to attend.

Mobile Feeding Units

WHEN: Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Units depart 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. – Please call Captain Merrill Powers for an update on the Mobile Unit’s current location.

WHERE: 1515 W. Monroe Street

ON-SITE CONTACT:
Captains Merrill and Nancy Powers, 312-421-5753 or 312-388-6738

The Salvation Army will be bringing hundreds of Christmas dinners and gifts to Chicago’s homeless and hungry, driving its special mobile outreach unit to five different locations throughout the city where people regularly line up to receive hot, nutritious meals from Salvation Army outreach workers. Tables will be positioned at each location and volunteers will serve special Christmas meals to more than 800 people.

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BACKGROUND:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 89 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.