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This year has been hard for hundreds of thousands of families across the country. For those struggling to pay rent or put food on the table after a job loss, Christmas may seem out of reach. You can help The Salvation Army Rescue Christmas by spreading hope, love and joy to the less fortunate members of society. As families gather together to count their blessings, they wish each other glad tidings and experience children's unbridled happiness. 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, The Salvation Army works to assist the whole person through gifts that serve the body, mind and soul.
Holiday times are tough when you can’t afford a meal or gifts. The Salvation Army helps families make the holidays bright no matter what.
The iconic Salvation Army red kettles signal the start of the holiday season. Donations collected in these buckets support the services in your neighborhood. Bell ringers are both seasonal employees and volunteers. Learn more about Bell Ringing or Register to Ring now. From September 14 - January 31, you can help Rescue Christmas by becoming a fundraiser or donating through our Online Red Kettle.
When you're struggling financially to care for your family, holiday gifts are often not feasible. The Salvation Army Angel Tree program allows donors to purchase gifts and clothes for families in need, making their holidays brighter. Be an angel for a family in need this Christmas.
The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division partners with the Chicago Bears and Jewel-Osco to collect new or gently used winter coats for families. This year, our goal is to collect 25,000 coats for families in need.
The Salvation Army provides Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for families unable to create a special meal themselves. We host homemade dinners at our facility and provide a Christmas dinner box to struggling families. Several community centers will have to-go holiday meals this year to provide Christmas spirit in a safe manner.