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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. In addition to the families we serve, we provide Christmas gifts to senior and adult care facilities and mail gifts to children of incarcerated parents in our service area.

Residents of Emmet, Charlevoix or Antrim Counties may apply for food vouchers for Thanksgiving and Christmas and toys for children for Christmas.

SIGN-UP IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL - TBA FOR 2024 SEASON! 

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE APPLICATION DEADLINE: TBA 2024

TO APPLY for holiday assistance, simply click on the link when active 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 will receive an email with your appointment date and time. We serve MANY families so please be on time. If you must reschedule, please call at least a week prior to your appointment.

You can sign up for both Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance using the same online form (you only need to sign up once each year). For online application process, 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. WARNINGIf your application is incomplete, WE WILL NOT RECEIVE IT for processing!

If you prefer to apply in person, please come to The Salvation Army Community Center Office located at 712 Pleasant Street in Petoskey during walk-in dates and times or call (231) 347-3531 for an appointment to be completed (not scheduled) prior to deadlines listed below.

2024 Holiday Assistance Walk-In Date: TBA for Thanksgiving Food Vouchers and/or Christmas Food Vouchers and/or Toy Shop

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THANKSGIVING

  • Angel Tree Program: Grocery vouchers for Thanksgiving meals

  

CHRISTMAS

  • Angel Tree Program
    • Grocery vouchers for Christmas meals
    • Parents are able to choose gifts from the Angel Tree Toy Shop for their children
  • Toy Lift: Gifts are mailed to children from their incarcerated parents
  • Senior Life: Christmas services and gifts to senior, adult foster care and assisted living facilities

 

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 at The Salvation Army of Petoskey Community Center Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm (closed 12pm-1pm for lunch). Contactless online shopping for the Angel Tree is also available online at Walmart's Registry for Good.

 

EASTER

  • Senior Life: Easter services and gifts to senior, adult foster care and assisted living facilities
  • Easter egg hunt and worship services