Join The Salvation Army in kicking-off the holiday season at the 32nd Annual Tree of Lights Ceremony on Thursday, November 13, in the Great Hall at Union Station. Continue reading “Holiday Fun for the Entire Family – Chicagoland Red Kettle Kick Off”
When a Salvation Army worker asked what was wrong, he said, “I’m just hoping I make Santa’s nice list this year. I must always be on the naughty list, because Santa
How heartbreaking, the worker thought.
Jeff’s problem, of course, wasn’t naughtiness at all. His problem was poverty. His mom simply couldn’t afford to buy presents for her kids. Continue reading “I Must Be on the Naughty List”
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 here at The Salvation Army.
More than four decades later, she’s still working with the organization, now as a teacher with The Salvation Army’s New Hope Head Start program. For her career of service, Stevenson was recently honored as the Illinois Head Start Association’s Teacher of the Year.
Stevenson, who put her own children through Head Start, has been teaching in The Salvation Army’s childcare programs for 33 years. She says it’s been a “wonderful opportunity to serve children and their families from diverse cultures.” She works primarily with African-Americans and Hispanics, and says she has “gained much from years of experience working in a bilingual and diverse cultural environment.” Continue reading “She Got a Head Start…”
Just ask Brianna (11), Arianna (9), and Jayden (8), who had the time of their lives last summer at The Salvation Army’s Wonderland Camp.
As soon as they boarded the bus in their gritty Englewood neighborhood for the two-hour ride to camp, all three were giddy with excitement.
“The first night we had a campfire,” says Brianna. “I made s’mores for the first time!” Continue reading “Summer Camp is the Best!”