At the Heart of Chicago: Bed & Bread Club

The Salvation Army - Bed & Bread Club Chicago

What makes Chicago great?

It’s gotta be our sports teams – the 2016 World Series Champion Cubs or the legendary, 6-time World Champion Bulls. Or maybe it’s our pizza – deep dish, golden crust, filled with sauce, cheese and other drool-inducing toppings. But, then again, our culture is great too – numerous art galleries, historical museums and, of course, The Second City! Sure, all of these are a part of who we are. But, the thing that makes this city truly great is our heart.

You see, at The Salvation Army we have witnessed the desire Chicagoans have to help their neighbors; to put the needs of others above their own. That’s why we created the Bed & Bread Club® Chicago, a comprehensive program focused on providing food and shelter to those most in need in our great city. Continue reading “At the Heart of Chicago: Bed & Bread Club”

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”

LIVE from Woodfield Mall: WBBM Good Neighbor Radiothon

WBBM Good Neighbor Radiothon - Dec 8, 2017

On Friday, December 8, The Salvation Army and WBBM are once again joining forces to bring you the WBBM Good Neighbor Radiothon benefiting the Bed & Bread Club®. From 5 a.m. – 11 p.m., WBBM 780 AM & 105.9 FM will broadcast live from Woodfield Mall with volunteers from WBBM Newsradio and The Salvation Army answering your call to raise funds through the support of listeners like you. All proceeds help provide services for people who are homeless or hungry.
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Helping the Homeless in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs

Volunteers Bill and Debbi visit with clients of the Des Plaines Salvation Army homeless outreach program.

Though homelessness is often considered an urban issue, the numbers of homeless in suburban communities of Chicago has been on the rise for several years. In Northwest Suburban Cook County, the homelessness rate has risen by 55 percent over the past two years, including more than 1,850 school students – the easiest homeless population to track – being reported as homeless.

But The Salvation Army’s Des Plaines Corps Community Center outreach volunteers are working to ensure that those living on the streets in their community aren’t invisible or forgotten. Continue reading “Helping the Homeless in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs”