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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 Christmastime.

Millions of American parents cannot afford to buy their kids Christmas presents.

How we help brighten the holidays

Toy Shop
Any child may be eligible to receive toys this Christmas season. Registration is limited and each family must apply in advance.

2020 Registration dates are:

Documents required are:

  • Photo ID of the person signing up
  • Proof of address for each child 
  • Proof of total household income (last 30 days)
  • Proof of address (must live in Calumet County)

Holiday Food Baskets
Any family that is qualified for our Food Pantry is eligible to receive a holiday food basket at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Holiday Food Baskets are distributed throughout each holiday month excluding Christmas. If you are interested in receiving a Christmas food basket, tickets are available at the Bread of Life Assistance Center. 

How you can help us Brighten the HOLIDAYS

Ring Bells

Most people are familiar with our red kettles and hear those bells ringing at locations throughout Calumet County. The funds raised during November and December stay in our community to assist with emergencies like the ones listed below:

  • Utility disconnects
  • Rent when eviction notices are received
  • Motel rooms when emergencies arise such as a house fire or to assist a stranded motorist due to inclement weather
  • Restaurant meals when staying in motels
  • Medical prescriptions
  • Co-pays on medical prescriptions
  • Gasoline for vehicles to travel to work
  • Auto repairs

If you are interested in ringing bells this year, you can sign up at

Other Ways We Meet Needs