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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How a Bell Ringer Saved Christmas

Monday, November 10, 2014

Volunteers who ring bells for The Salvation Army over the holidays sometimes do even more good than they’ll ever know — especially for someone like Sandy. When Sandy…

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Finding the Right Path

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Terrence

My name is Terence, and if it weren’t for The Salvation Army, I don’t know where I’d be today. Sometime between the 8th and 9th grade, I lost…

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The Midwest Corps Participates in the 85th Bud Billiken Parade

Monday, August 11, 2014
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The Salvation Army participated in the 85th Bud Billiken Day Parade, an annual celebration produced by Chicago Defender Charities, Inc. to provide underprivileged children with the chance to…

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Rebuilding Life after Losing Everything in Hurricane Sandy

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In October 2012, Ed Logan was realizing his dream of living on a sailboat just off of Staten Island—until Hurricane Sandy destroyed his boat and took away everything…

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Seniors Prove Camp Isn’t Just For Kids

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer camp days are full of sunshine, swimming, arts and crafts and blossoming friendships. This is true for campers of all ages — including those in The Salvation…

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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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Donut Day is a Holiday with a Cause

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hundreds of Salvation Army Donut Day taggers wore their vests with pride in the Chicagoland area collecting donations and thanking donors with an Entenmann classic chocolate donut. Funds…

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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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I Was Just Numb

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

As a young teen, Angie was tired of moving from shelter to shelter with her family. So she ran away and lived on the streets. A man offered…

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