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Smiles Make the Greatest Gifts

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.

Branch County Seasonal Christmas Assistance

The Salvation Army partners with  WoodTV8 Angel Tree and the Marine League Toys for Tots each year and holds a Christmas Toy distribution for hundreds of kids.  Ages for toys is newborn to age 16.  If you feel that due to economic strain on the household you will not be able to buy toys for Christmas we invite you to apply for assistance.  



St. Joseph County Seasonal Assistance

The Salvation Army partners with WoodTV8 and the Marine League Toys for Tots each year and holds a Christmas distribution each year for hundreds of kids and their families.  We hand out over toys for kids ages newborn to 16 and each family receives a food voucher to a local grocery store to purchase their holiday meal fixings.  If you feel that due to economic strain on the household you will not be able to buy toys or food for the Christmas season we invite you to apply for assistance.

2018 Christmas Assistance Applications will be accepted October 1 to November 9, 2018.  Stop by our Coldwater Office Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8am and 4pm.  Sturgis Applications are taken Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9am to 3pm. 


If you have any questions about either of these holidays or need help with assistance on signing up please feel free to contact us.