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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.


Many Bloomington parents cannot afford to buy their kids Christmas presents.

You can help by sponsoring an Angel Tree at your church, office or book club or simply adopt an angel tag on your own.

Do what you can.  Helps us will make sure each child gets clothing and toys.

The Salvation Army's mission shines brightest at Christmas time.

The Salvation Army celebrates the birth of Christ by spreading His hope, love and joy to the less fortunate members of society. 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.


Please listen to WCLS radio for live broadcasts and daily updates about the Stuff-a-Bus

Find the bus at these locations:  Most locations the bus will be parked from 10 am to 7 p.m. 

Nov. 29 WCLS, Nov. 30 PetSmart, Dec. 1 Target and Renwick Village, Dec. 2 Sam's Club,

Dec. 6 TJ Maxx, Dec. 7 Wonderlab, Dec. 8 Sam's Club and AmVets, Dec. 9 Target, Dec. 10 Lighthouse Christian Academy,

Dec. 13 TJ Maxx, Dec. 14 Chandler Funeral Home, Dec. 15 Target and Dec. 16 Rural King

Angel Tree locations

Salvation Army office

Fountain Square Mall (Central Court yard)

College Mall (near the Food Court)

Faith Lutheran Church

Trinity Episcopal

Sherwood Oaks Christian Church

South Union Church

Baxter Bio Pharm Solutions 

Smithville Fiber

Indiana University

Bloomington High School South

To have an Angel Tree at your church or office contact Monica Clemons at 812-336-4310 ext 100.

Volunteers Needed to Pack and distribute Christmas Gift Bags

Dec. 10th and 11th from 9-noon and 1-4 p.m. Volunteers will set up and organize the Toy Shop

Dec. 12th Angel tag gifts are due back at the Salvation Army Community Center

Dec. 12th through the 18th Volunteers will prepare the family gift bags 9-noon, 1-4 pm and 5:30-8 pm shifts each day

Dec. 19th is Distribution Day Volunteers needed 7:45-10:45 a.m., 10:15-1:15 p.m. and 1:00 to 4:15 pm

Dec. 20th Last Chance Christmas Toy shop Volunteers needed 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 pm

Feel free to drop in any of these time however if you are planning to come as a group activity please contact Monica ahead of time

812-336-4310 ext 100 or Monica_Clemons@usc.salvationarmy.org


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