You’ll Never Guess What Your Clothing Donation Does for Chicagoland

Have you donated to a Salvation Army thrift store before? Did you know your simple donation would be changing lives in your community?

When you donate goods to The Salvation Army, those items are then sold at our Family Stores. These proceeds are used to fund our Adult Rehabilitation Centers, where those in the grip of addiction find help, hope, and a second chance at life.

Schedule a pick-up for a donation or learn where to donate by clicking here.

We aren’t just reselling clothes, we are restoring lives.

Schedule a pick-up for a donation or learn where to donate by clicking here.

Brave Chicago Client Shares His Rehab Success Story

Warren Peeler was tired. He was tired of sleeping on the streets and in abandoned warehouses. He was tired of hustling. He was tired of selling and using drugs. On September 6, 2000, Peeler walked into The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center and sought treatment for substance abuse.

Introduced to drugs by his father at a young age, Peeler had spent a large portion of his life battling addiction. He was homeless by 13 and turned to selling drugs at 15. He even sold drugs for his father.

“Nobody cared about me,” he said. “The only friends I thought I had were me, myself and I.”

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Salvation Army Volunteer Recognized by Chicago Tribune

Dedicated volunteer, Amanda Marino, donates her time with The Salvation Army Norridge Citadel – earning her a Community Star Award from the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce this year.

Amanda says she loves volunteering her time with The Salvation Army because she believes in what the organization stands for and the high percentage of donations that go directly to assisting others.

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A Successful Christmas Season Thanks to Our Donors and Volunteers

The Salvation Army Christmas Campaign runs October 1 through January 31, and this year the campaign raised more than $25 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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