Spring: From Darkness to Light

Story-4-Spring-200x200pxA 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 C. S. Lewis describes it in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe:

Every moment more and more of the trees shook off their robes of snow. Soon, wherever you looked, instead of white shapes you saw the dark green of firs or the black prickly branches of bare oaks and beeches and elms. Then the mist turned from white to gold and presently cleared away altogether. Shafts of delicious sunlight struck down onto the forest floor . . .
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Survival Skills for Not-for-Profits

The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division and Trinity International University are pleased to present “Sustaining Good – Survival Skills for Not-for-Profits in a Rapidly Changing World,” a conference for professional and volunteer leaders in the Not-For-Profit sector aimed at building organizational stability. Cuts in funding, delays in payments, increased fundraising pressures and growing numbers of people in need are creating a pressure- cooker atmosphere for nonprofits.

This conference will give you actionable strategies, creative ideas and real tools that you can put to use the very next day. Workshop topics will include mobilizing people, maximizing resources, fundraising tactics and more. By working together, we can realize our shared goal of “sustaining good.” Continue reading “Survival Skills for Not-for-Profits”

Bank Of America Sponsors Field Day For Salvation Army Summer Campers, Seniors

Salvation Army corporate supporter Bank of America hosted 110 children and seniors at a Field Day packed with educational and fun activities at the Army’s Temple Corps Community Center in Chicago.Several dozen Bank of America volunteers led children grades 1 to 12 in financial literacy games designed to teach and reinforce personal finance skills such as saving, managing money, and investing.   Presentations to seniors focused on how best to protect personal identifying information and the importance of monitoring their accounts regularly for unusual activity as a defense against those who might try to steal their identities.Participating in the day’s events were Bank of America President, Consumer and Small Business Banking Joe Price and Salvation Army Metropolitan Divisional Commander Lt. Colonel Ralph Bukiewicz.After lunch, volunteers led children in various games including musical chairs, balloon tosses, can knockdowns, and more while the adults played board games.All of the day’s activities, including lunch, were courtesy of Bank of America.

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