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Smiles Make the Greatest Gifts

Providing physical needs such as grocery, utility and gift assistance,
to emotional experiences including holiday events and traditions.

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.

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Each year The Salvation Army of Petoskey Corps provides holiday assistance to individuals, families and seniors of Emmet, Charlevoix and Antrim Counties. Everyone deserves to have food and comfort and know that they are loved. Our hope is that those we help will see the love of Jesus Christ through our actions. No one should be forgotten during the holidays no matter what age they are. If you or someone you know needs help, please check our event listings or call us during regular business hours at (231) 347-3531.

To apply for assistance, simply click on the link below and complete the form. After your application is processed, you will receive an email to request any additional information needed or to provide instructions on what to do next. 

You can sign up for both Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance using the same online form (you only need to sign up once).

Click here to apply for Holiday Assistance.

PLEASE NOTE: If we did not specifically provide you with an "invitation code", you do not need one so please click "NO" at the bottom of the page after clicking on the following link for the online form.

 

THANKSGIVING

  • Grocery vouchers for Thanksgiving meals
  • Thanksgiving Day Dinner ***(Carry out meals will be provided in 2021 due to Covid-19 safety precautions)

 

CHRISTMAS

  • Grocery vouchers for Christmas meals.
  • Angel Tree Program– Parents are able to choose gifts for their children birth– 12th grade ***(Gifts will be pre-selected by age/gender and distributed via drive-through pick-up in 2021 due to Covid-19 safety precautions)
  • Toy Lift– Gifts are mailed to children from their incarcerated parents
  • Christmas services and gifts to adult foster care and assisted living facilities
  • Santa Dinner- Children eat dinner with Santa then walk down the hallway to our chapel where they tell Santa what they want for Christmas and have their photo taken. Families may also have their photo with Santa. Photos are printed for parents and/or families to take home. ***(Postponed for 2021 due to Covid-19 safety precautions)
  • Christmas Day Dinner– Fellowship fun, games, and snacks begin at 10:30 AM followed by a traditional Christmas dinner at noon. ***(Carry out meals will be provided in 2021 due to Covid-19 safety precautions)

 

DONATE GIFTS TO ANGEL TREE AND TOY LIFT PROGRAMS: Give gifts to children in need through our Angel Tree and Toy Lift programs. Angel Tree provides gifts for children of struggling local families and Toy Lift provides gifts to children from incarcerated parents in local jails to make sure they aren't forgotten on Christmas morning. During the holiday season, you can purchase gifts and drop them off in designated collection bins located at advertised local stores or at The Salvation Army of Petoskey Community Center located at 712 Pleasant St (between The Next Door Store and Walgreen's- South) Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm (closed 12pm-1pm for lunch). Contactless online shopping will also be available from November 15th - December 15th, 2021. Please check back on November 15th for details and link or call (231) 347-3531.

 

EASTER

  • Easter services and gifts to adult foster care and assisted living facilities
  • Easter egg hunt and worship services