Spring: From Darkness to Light

Monday, February 24, 2014

A personal word from Lt. Colonel Ralph Bukiewicz, Division Commander. There’s no better metaphor for new life than the transition of winter into spring. I love the way…

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She Got a Head Start…

Monday, February 24, 2014

Wanda Stevenson was just 15 in 1970 when she did an internship with Head Start, working with preschoolers, as part of her high school graduation requirement. More than…

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I Still Had Hopes and Dreams

Monday, February 24, 2014

When I got pregnant at the age of 17, I knew my future just got more difficult. My baby’s father wasn’t in the picture, but I still had…

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Summer Camp is the Best!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Before long, summer vacation will be here. And thanks to you, that means two very important words for many Chicago-area children: SUMMER CAMP! Just ask Brianna (11), Arianna…

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Hearty Meals and Friendships in Blue Island

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

CrossGenerations, a Salvation Army Corps Community Center located in Blue Island, Illinois, provides a full range of sports, worship and arts programs for the community, but the senior…

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RunFurShelter and The Salvation Army to Host 4th Annual 5K Walk/Run to Help Homebound Seniors Feed Their Pets

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

RunFurShelter has teamed up with The Salvation Army to hold their 4th annual 5K run on Sunday, May 18, at Sherman Immediate Care Center, 2000 McDonald Road, in South Elgin.  All proceeds…

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Donations Doubled as We Enter Final Stretch of Red Kettle Campaign

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The red kettles may be gone from the streets, but the Red Kettle fundraising campaign goes on through January 31, 2014, through donations made to The Salvation Army’s…

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WBBM Radiothon Brings Awareness and Donations to Youth Programs and Services

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

For 19 hours, volunteers and staff members answered ringing phones during the WBBM Good Neighbor Radiothon benefitting The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division’s youth programs and services for children…

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Helps The Salvation Army Kick Off Red Kettle Campaign

Monday, December 2, 2013

Nearly 350 leaders from Chicago’s business and philanthropic communities gathered together to celebrate the holiday season at the annual Salvation Army Starlighter Luncheon held at the Blue Cross…

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Salvation Army Begins Emergency Response after Tornadoes Rip through the Midwest

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Des Plaines, Illinois (November 18, 2013)—Severe weather throughout the Midwestern US began early Sunday afternoon and continued through late Sunday evening, with tornadoes tearing through several cities in…

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