Holiday Assistance sign up now open

Oct 12, 2021

The Salvation Army's mission shines brightest at Christmas.

The Salvation Army celebrates the birth of Christ by spreading His hope, love, and joy to less fortunate members of our community. In fact, our gift-giving programs and fundraising initiatives are a direct answer to God's calling to care for the poor, hungry, sick, and displaced. From physical needs such as grocery, utility, and gift assistance, to emotional experiences including holiday events and traditions, to spiritual guidance that provides healing and hope, we work to assist the whole person through gifts that serve the body, mind, and soul.

How we help brighten the holidays

Especially during the holiday season, needed assistance with everyday problems can help a family have the hope they need to start the new year. The Salvation Army assists families with temporal needs by providing food, utility, rent, and other assistance. Through our holistic approach to serving the whole person, we supplement every service with emotional and spiritual support.


The Salvation Army provides extra assistance programs during the Christmas season.  From working with the many area businesses to provide toys for families with children, to food cards for a Christmas meal, our goal is to make every Christmas bright!

Our 2021 application window for assistance will begin Monday, October 11.  During this time, you can apply for assistance by visiting

Residents of Kalamazoo county can sign up for assistance.

How to Apply:

Online registration begins October 11. 

Apply online at

Clients must have an email address to apply as all correspondence will be done via email.

Please feel free to call The Salvation Army Kalamazoo at 269.344.6119 for any questions.

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