The Salvation Army to Host Full Week of Christmas Distributions Across Chicago – Week of December 17

THE SALVATION ARMY TO HOST FULL WEEK OF CHRISTMAS DISTRIBUTIONS ACROSS CHICAGO

 

WHAT:           The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division will host more than 20 Christmas distributions for individuals, families and seniors in need at several Corps Community Centers throughout the Chicagoland area.  These free distributions will provide food, clothes and toys to thousands of families who would otherwise go without this Christmas.  Below is a partial list of Salvation Army Christmas distribution events for the week of December 17.

 Chicago Lawn Corps Community Center

Christmas Food Box and Toy Distribution

WHEN:                       Wednesday, December 19, 2012

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (food box distribution only)

 Thursday, December 20, 2012

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Angel Tree toy and clothing distribution only)

WHERE:                     5950 S. Spaulding Avenue, Chicago

ON-SITE CONTACT:           Captain Raisi Zambrano, 773-434-0488

The Chicago Lawn Corps Community Center will distribute food boxes to 800 families on Wednesday, December 19, and will distribute Angel Tree toys and clothing to approximately 150 children and their families on Thursday, December 20.

LaVillita Corps Community Center

Christmas Food Box and Angel Tree Distribution

WHEN:                       Thursday, December 20, 2012

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:                     3621 W. 24th Street

ON-SITE CONTACT:           Carlos Moran, 312-307-0523

The LaVillitaCorpsCommunity Center will distribute 400 food boxes and toys to 400 families.

Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

Christmas Food Box and Toy Distribution

WHEN:                       Thursday, December 20, 2012

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE:                     1250 W 119th Street, Chicago

ON-SITE CONTACT:           Major Darlene Harvey, 773-824-6436

The Ray and JonKrocCorpsCommunity Center will distribute food boxes and toys to an estimated 325

families.

Englewood Corps Red Shield Center

Christmas Food Box and Toy Distribution

WHEN:                       Thursday, December 20, 2012

12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE:                     945 W. 69th Street

ON-SITE CONTACT:           Captain Rebecca Simmons, 773-331-6095

The Salvation Army Red Shield Center expects to distribute food boxes and toys to more than 300 families, including 1,000 children, at their annual Christmas Food Box and Toy Distribution event.

Temple Corps Community Center

Christmas Food Box Distribution

WHEN:                       Friday, December 21, 2011

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE:                     1 North Ogden Avenue

ON-SITE CONTACT:           Envoy Tyrone Staggers, 773-209-6897

The TempleCorpsCommunity Center will distribute food boxes to 800 families.

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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. 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.

Local Celebrities to Ring the Bell for The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign – Week of December 17

LOCAL CELEBRITIES TO RING THE BELL
FOR THE SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN

Ringers Urge Holiday Shoppers to Donate to People in Need

WHAT: Throughout the holiday season, local celebrities will participate in The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign by serving as bell ringers at our Celebrity Corner downtown at State and Washington Streets. Salvation Army Celebrity Bell Ringers help encourage Chicagoans to donate to our red kettles so that the Army can continue to provide much needed assistance to people in need.

The funds raised during the Christmas season represent nearly 70 percent of all the donations that make it possible to provide critical programs and services, such as nutritious meals for homeless people and seniors, emergency housing for families and individuals in crisis, disaster relief services and youth programming. The Army’s 2012 Red Kettle Campaign goal is $12.5 million.

Below is a list of Celebrity Bell Ringers for the week of December 17.

Tuesday, December 18

WHO: State Senator Mattie Hunter
3rd District, State of Illinois

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Celebrity Corner
State and Washington Streets (right outside of Macy’s)

Wednesday, December 19

WHO: Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr.
27th Ward, City of Chicago

WHEN: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHERE: 1463 W Chicago Ave, Chicago

Wednesday, December 19

WHO: Commissioner Jose Santiago
Chicago Fire Department

WHEN: 10 – 10:45 a.m.

WHERE: Celebrity Corner
State and Washington Streets (right outside of Macy’s)

Thursday, December 20

WHO: Representative Arthur Turner
9th District, State of Illinois

WHEN: 10 – 11 a.m.

WHERE: Jewel
1220 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608

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WHO: Brian Hansen
Olympic Silver Medalist Speed Skater

WHEN: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Celebrity Corner
State and Washington Streets (right outside of Macy’s)

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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. 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.

 

Sam's Club & Chicago Bears Wives Shop to Support Chicago's Salvation Army

Sam’s Club & Chicago Bears Wives Shop To Support Chicago’s Salvation Army

Vernon Hills Sam’s Club hosting Chicago’s Off the Field Club of Bears players’ wives, who shop and wrap gifts in “Cheer Is…” local event.

Who: Off the Field Club members are wives of current and retired Chicago Bears
Metropolitan Division,The Salvation Army
Vernon Hills, Sam’s Club

What: For the sixth consecutive year, Sam’s Club has teamed up with Off the Field, a non-profit organization comprised of wives of active and retired professional football players, to bring joy to families through The Salvation Army with shopping events nationwide. In total, 20 families in Chicago will receive a combined $20,000 in food and holiday gifts, including clothes, personal items, electronics, toys and basic essentials from Sam’s Club. Recipient families were pre-selected by The Salvation Army.

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: Sam’s Club
335 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Vernon Hills, IL

Why: Walmart and Sam’s Club have worked withThe Salvation Army for more than 30 years to help support people in need. Walmart and Sam’s Club will once again host Salvation Army red kettles as part of The Salvation Army’s 122nd annual Red Kettle Campaign between November 23and December 24. In 2011,Walmart and Sam’s Club helped the Metropolitan Division of the Salvation Army raise $1.7 million locally, and more than $46 million nationally – nearly a third of the record $147.6 million raised. All donations made to the red kettles will remain in the local community, and help the Army provide food, clothing, shelter, financial assistance and other services to nearly 2.5 individuals and families annually in Chicagoland.

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Salvation Army Red Shield Center to Distribute 150 Food Boxes to Englewood Senior Citizens

Salvation Army Red Shield Center to Distribute 150 Food Boxes
to Englewood Senior Citizens

WHAT: 150 food boxes containing ham or turkey, fresh potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, yams, gravy and stuffing will be distributed to more than 150 senior citizens from the Englewood area of Chicago on Tuesday, December 11.

During the distribution, seniors will also be treated to a pre-distribution social hour, which includes free refreshments and joyous Christmas caroling.

The food boxes were packaged November 30 and December 1, at The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services Center in Elk Grove Village. More than 10,000 boxes of food were delivered to Salvation Army locations across the Chicagoland area, including the Red Shield Center in Englewood.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Senior Social Hour with Christmas Caroling and Refreshments
12 – 1 p.m. – Food Box Distribution

WHERE: The Salvation Army Englewood Corps Community Center / Red Shield Center
945 West 69th Street, Chicago, IL 60621

WHO: Captains Dale and Rebecca Simmons
150 Senior Citizens from the Englewood Community
Salvation Army Volunteers

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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 raised is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salarmychicago.org.

Local Celebrities to Ring the Bell for The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign – Week of December 10

LOCAL CELEBRITIES TO RING THE BELL
FOR THE SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN

Ringers Urge Holiday Shoppers to Donate to People in Need

WHAT: Throughout the holiday season, local celebrities will participate in The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign by serving as bell ringers at our Celebrity Corner downtown at State and Washington Streets. Salvation Army Celebrity Bell Ringers help encourage Chicagoans to donate to our red kettles so that the Army can continue to provide much needed assistance to people in need.

The funds raised during the Christmas season represent nearly 70 percent of all the donations that make it possible to provide critical programs and services, such as nutritious meals for homeless people and seniors, emergency housing for families and individuals in crisis, disaster relief services and youth programming. The Army’s 2012 Red Kettle Campaign goal is $12.5 million.

Below is a list of Celebrity Bell Ringers for the week of December 10.

Monday, December 1

WHO: Ron Kittle
Chicago White Sox

WHEN: 10 – 11 a.m.

WHERE: Celebrity Corner
State and Washington Streets (right outside of Macy’s)

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WHO: Gaelic Fire Brigade

WHEN: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Celebrity Corner
State and Washington Streets (right outside of Macy’s)

Wednesday, December 12

WHO: Hiram Grau
Director, Illinois State Police

WHEN: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Celebrity Corner
State and Washington Streets (right outside of Macy’s)

Friday, December 14

WHO: State Rep. Elgie Sims
34th District, State of Illinois

WHEN: 12 – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Walmart
8331 South Stewart Avenue
Chicago, IL 60620

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WHO: Ald. John Arena
45th Ward, City of Chicago

WHEN: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Jewel
4660 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60641

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WHO: Ald. John Pope
10th Ward, City of Chicago

WHEN: 2 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Celebrity Corner
State and Washington Streets (right outside of Macy’s)

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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. 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.