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Help us do the most good

Our programs are made possible because of generous donors that give back to their communities in a variety of ways.

You are a pebble in the community, creating ripples of change and waves of opportunity.

In the process of life, we become "pebbles" sending out ripples that touch other lives. The ripples your contribution creates strengthens the lives of those who struggle. Each person who comes to us for help leaves wrapped in the resources we have to offer and the warmth of our community's kind heart. The warmth of your generous heart and the knowledge that community believes in them moves them forward, beyond homelessness, unemployment, hunger and hopelessness.  

General William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, summed up the purpose, the meaning and the focus of the army he'd built in one word:  OTHERS.

Today, we continue William Booth's work, focused on the needs of OTHERS. 

Your gift empowers OTHERS to:  believe in themselves, dare to ask questions, imagine a solution, dream of new opportunity, inspire action and create new beginnings. 

With your contribution, you become our partner in compassionate service to OTHERS and exactly what our community needs to make waves of progress.  As pebbles go, you ROCK! 

Contribution Methods

Donate Money
Your donations stay in the community in which they are received to help us serve those most in need. 

Donate Goods / Shop Our Store
The goods you donate and the money you spend in The Salvation Army Thrift Store funds programs that heal broken lives.
Bonds, Funds, Stocks and IRA Rollover
Make a gift of your securities to help those who need it most.

Planned Giving, Wills and Gift Annuities
Provide hope for the future with a planned donation.

Transfer Airline Miles
Donate airline miles to help The Salvation Army meet need all over the U.S.  *link to Airline Miles info page
Sponsor a Child Overseas
Give hope to a child in need. *link to Overseas Child info page

Donate a Vehicle
Help put someone on the road to recovery with a vehicle donation. 


Non Financial Contribution Methods

There are numerous ways for you, your family, your business, school, church and civic organization to help us, help others. We appreciate your help:

  • Praying for us and those we serve.
  • Exploring our volunteer opportunities, and signing up to share your compassionate heart and helping hands to help us serve. 
  • Donating items we need. Scroll down to see our list. Click here to print.
  • Organizing a collection of any of the items we need at your school, church, club, organization or place of employment. Contact our Community Resource Development Director to get started. Click here for 15 Collection Tips.


Calendar of Our Annual Resource Needs

Food for Brown Bag Lunch.
 (14,000 free  lunches, on average, annually)
Donate individually packaged fruit snacks, granola bars, juice boxes, 8 oz. water bottles, individual fruit/applesauce cups, peanut butter & jelly

Supplies for Back to School. School counselors identified these reoccurring and often unmet needs.v To help, donate new socks in children & adult sizes, bus passes, new earbuds, new children's underwear.

New & Gently Used Coats. 
To help, donate new/gently used (pockets in good repair, no tears or holes, zippers in good working order) coats in children and adult sizes and help us keep Fond du Lac warm!

Thanksgiving and Christmas Meal Supplies.  Donate main dish meats (turkeys, roasts, Cornish hens, chickens, hams), boxed stuffing, canned cranberries, instant mashed potatoes, canned green beans, cream of mushroom soup

Supplies and meals for Fond du Lac County's only warming shelter.

Toys & Gifts for Christmas. The Salvation Army annually reaches out to individuals and parents who are struggling to make ends meet. We gather their Christmas lists, then fill as many as we can. This program embodies the spirit of Christmas & includes Adopt-A-Family and Angel Tree and Toys For Tots. 

To help. sponsor someone in our Adopt-a-Family and Angel Tree programs, donate new books suitable for children, teens and adults, earbuds, movie passes, board games, crock pots, slippers, winter scarves, fashion scarves, fun, fuzzy socks, hand care gift sets

Birthday & Celebration Supplies: Families working hard to better their circumstances do not have extra resources to celebrate special events as children's birthdays. Our Celebration Supply Closet makes celebrating these magical milestones possible.

To help, donate birthday-themed paper plates, cups, napkins, table covering, cake mixes, frosting, birthday candles, books, board games

Year-Round, to help, please donate:

  • Food for Fond du Lac County's largest food pantry
  • Hygiene, personal care, laundry & cleaning supplies
  • Pathway of Hope and self-sufficiency supplies
  • New and gently used items for our Thrift Store