Celebrating National Salvation Army Week

On May 15-22, we celebrate our National Salvation Army Week. Each year, this week long celebration serves as an opportunity to celebrate our volunteers, staff and the clients we have served throughout Chicago, the suburbs and Northern Indiana.

National Salvation Army was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 – 74 years after The Salvation Army arrived in the U.S., and is typically observed in the second week of May. Continue reading “Celebrating National Salvation Army Week”

Protecting Chicago’s Homeless Youth

We’d like to highlight an ongoing problem that we see every day here at The Salvation Army — youth homelessness.

The homeless individuals that are the most difficult to watch come through our doors are children. Nothing prepares you for the anguish on a parent’s face when he or she comes to us with a child in their arms. In that moment, a parent’s role as caregiver can feel compromised. When a mother or father feels they’ve somehow failed on the promise of parenthood… well, you feel that hurt just as much as they do. Continue reading “Protecting Chicago’s Homeless Youth”

Bob Newhart is featured speaker at The Salvation Army’s annual civic luncheon

Everybody’s favorite psychiatrist, Vermont inn keeper and elf, Bob Newhart, will be the featured speaker at The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division’s annual civic luncheon on Friday, May 12 at the Hilton Chicago.

Newhart will share stories about his career – starting as an accountant in Chicago, through his stand-up career, and ending with his time in Hollywood. The base of his comedy is drawn from personal experiences or careful observation of everyday life. Continue reading “Bob Newhart is featured speaker at The Salvation Army’s annual civic luncheon”

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Celebrates National Volunteer Week with The Salvation Army

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has supported The Salvation Army for many years in many different ways. We always look forward to welcoming them to our facilities to help with projects and visit with our clients. Our guest blog is from Shelley Long, Community Affairs Representative at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. Continue reading “Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Celebrates National Volunteer Week with The Salvation Army”

Allstate Volunteers at The Salvation Army

Thanks to the wonderful employees from Allstate who came out to volunteer at Chicago Temple Corps Community Center. The group cleaned and painted several rooms which were in desperate need of some TLC. They brought enthusiasm and joy to the project and everyone had a great time, especially the staff who took true delight in the finished project!

Thank you for a wonderful job!