High School Red Kettle Challenge

Monday, November 17, 2014
High School Kettle Challenge

Attention High School Students (and parents): This holiday season, donate your time to ring bells at The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle locations. It’s fun and easy to do!…

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Let the Music Begin

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Volta Brass Practice

Ted Johnson, principal of Volta Elementary School in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood, wanted to start a music program for the children. But like so many other budget-strapped schools,…

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Helping to Stop Gun Violence. Salvation Army Alternative Programs for Children in Chicago.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Our staff at The Salvation Army take on the problems of gun violence seriously. Hear them speak on the alternatives we have to offer kids throughout the Chicagoland…

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The Salvation Army Offers Safe Havens and Youth Programs as Alternative to Violence in Chicago

Monday, July 7, 2014

We are deeply saddened and disappointed with the news that, once again, this July 4th weekend was a very violent and deadly one in Chicago. Eighty two people…

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Jobless, Two Kids, and No Place to Turn

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Seven years ago, Michelle Luckett was jobless with two young children. Facing homelessness one night, and desperate for a place to sleep, she knocked on the door at…

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Divine Dancing

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ecclesiastes speaks of “a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” For siblings Tiara and DiShawn Currin, any…

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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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