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Last year, 1181 children and adults received Christmas gifts. 400 families received Christmas dinners and 1020 families had Thanksgiving dinners because the community worked with us to provide what was needed. This year, we invite you to join us again to help.
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. 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.
"My daughter, Neelie and I were ringing bells and a woman pulled out a $100 bill in memory of her father who gave every year but passed away. She was carrying on his tradition of donating $100 to a kettle each year. She got all teary-eyed while telling us his story. What a fantastic way to honor her father. We were astounded by her generosity. Neelie and I will be back Christmas Eve to get some more into those kettles!" - Beckye, Fond du Lac
Upwards of 5000 people in 1300 households in Fond du Lac come to us each month, struggling to provide the food, basic hygiene, and toiletry items we all need to stay healthy and comfortable. For these people and for others like them, Thanksgiving and Christmas bring added hardship. We work to assists the whole person through gifts that serve the mind, body, and soul.
Please donate the following items to help us make the holidays brighter for those in need in the Fond du Lac community:
feminine hygiene supplies
|disposable razors||cleaning supplies||laundry soap|
|diapers||facial tissue||furry slipper socks|
|fashion socks||board and group games||books|
|movie tickets||earbuds/headphones||gift certificates|
|flannel sheets||hand towels||candles|
Christmastime is a special time of celebration. For more than 128 years, The Salvation Army has shared Christmas mealtime items, toys for children up to 16 years and practical gifts for adults including seniors and veterans. We share toys with young people up to 16 yrs. and under; practical gifts with adults and items for a traditional Christmas meal. And we have helped: businesses, organizations and churches host collections during their operating hours and our Administration Office collects Monday - Friday 9 am to 4 pm. Toys for tots are welcome as are these items in addition to toys: furry slipper socks, fashion socks, waterproof gloves, board and family games, books, movie tickets, cookbooks, crock pots, earbuds, headphones, flannel sheets, and hand towels.
Drop Off Locations
(Until December 9)
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For more information on bell ringing and other ways you can assist during the holidays