Several Chicago Bears players recently spent an afternoon with The Salvation Army visiting with clients and serving meals to Chicago’s homeless. Continue reading “Chicago Bears Serve Food to Chicago’s Homeless”
The Salvation Army’s A.J. Zimmerman was honored for his work with young people in East St. Louis and Chicago on a special “Harvey’s Heroes” episode of Steve Harvey’s show. The episode will air Wednesday, December 7 at 2 p.m. Continue reading “Salvation Army Officer Honored On Steve Harvey’s Show”
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Happy holidays! This year has brought a lot of change to our nation, but one thing that remains unchanging is the persistence of hunger and homelessness in our community.
On Friday, December 9, The Salvation Army and WBBM Newsradio are joining forces to bring you the WBBM NewsRadio Good Neighbor Radiothon benefiting The Salvation Army’s Bed & Bread Club. All day, WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9FM will broadcast live from Woodfield Mall, raising money through the support of listeners like you. All proceeds from Radiothon will help expand our services for people who are homeless or hungry.
On any given night in Chicago, nearly 6,000 men, women and children are homeless. Every day, thousands come to The Salvation Army throughout Chicagoland looking for food, shelter and other basic necessities that, for one reason or another, they no longer have access to. That’s why we created the Bed & Bread Club — to combat homelessness and hunger in our community.
Now, as we enter the holiday season and 2017 draws near, we’re expanding our services to better meet the needs of our neighbors. In the coming months, The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division in Chicagoland will expand our services by nearly three times, tripling our shelter capacity and offering even more feeding services.
That’s where you come in.
Need is greatest during the holiday season. Thousands seek refuge from the chilling cold, and many families want nothing more than a nourishing holiday meal together. Help us fulfill the promise we set forth every day to feed, shelter and care for as many of our hurting neighbors as we can. Tune in to WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9FM on Friday, December 9 for the Good Neighbor Radiothon benefiting the Bed & Bread Club. You can make your donation during the radiothon or you can make your today at 844.361.8400 or online at www.bedandbreadchicago.org. Your kindness will help us do even more good in 2017.
The Chicago Bears and Jewel-Osco are once again sponsoring the Chicago Bears Coat Drive to support The Salvation Army. The press conference announcing the start of the coat drive was held today at Halas Hall in Lake Forest. The coat drive will run October 24 through January 1, 2017.
New and gently used oats can be dropped off at any Chicagoland Jewel-Osco location. Coats for children and women are in the greatest demand.
The partnership, now in its 28th year, collects coats throughout Chicago and the suburbs for Salvation Army clients in need. Chicago winters can be miserable for everyone, but for many people they are life threatening. People who are homeless, families who can’t afford to pay their heating bills, even children just walking to school can risk getting frost bite without the proper clothing. Last year the Army distributed nearly 2,000 coats to families in need.
The Chicago Bears and Jewel-Osco are valued partners for The Salvation Army. In 27 years, the coat drive has helped distribute hundreds of thousands of coats to those in need – enough to fill Soldier Field more than two times!
WHAT TO DONATE
New and gently used coats (greatest needs – coats for children and women)
WHEN TO DONATE
Now through January 1, 2017
WHERE TO DONATE
Any Jewel-Osco location
IF YOU NEED A COAT
If you are in need of a coat, please contact your local Salvation Army Corps Community Center or call 773.205.3520. Coats will be available starting DECEMBER 5, 2016.