Partnering Around the Christmas Tree

Dec 4, 2019

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds

- Psalm 9:1

Such a simple verse from the Bible but it carries a strong message, especially in the Holiday Season. All that we give & receive to others during this time of the year is magnified as we consider the 'perfect' gift to give or the trouble others have went through to share a gift with us. Which is why we celebrate the Holidays joyously and by sharing the best gift of all: love. For The Salvation Army, this doesn't stop with our staff, volunteers, neighbors or donors - our love and appreciation goes to everyone who helps us make a difference in our communities, large or small! We find this time of year perfect to reflect back on all who join and support our mission & that is exactly what our Trim the Tree event is focused on and this year we held the 5th annual celebration to recognize and thank the Peoria Area Business Community.

A special Thank You to O'Brien Lexus of Peoria for sponsoring our event!

     With over 50 people in attendance, this year's Trim the Tree was a great success that saw a whole night of sharing in the joyous praise for local business support of The Salvation Army in Peoria. This included recognizing those who supported our mission in the past year monetarily: 

  • 31 businesses contributed between $1,000 - $4,999
  • 17 businesses contributed between $5,000 - $9,999
  • 9 businesses contributed $10,000 or more


In addition, The Salvation Army took time to give special thanks to our Partners For Good which are the local businesses that who have kept an ongoing relationship with us & our mission. They not only provide us with monetary donations but also support our work through gifts in the form of goods/services, volunteers from their staff & much more specialized help that closely tie them to the success we continue to see in our work around Peoria. The recognized Partners For Good in this year's Trim The Tree event included:

  • Adams Outdoor Advertising 
  • Alliance Benefit Group
  • Caterpillar 
  • Converse Marketing 
  • Illinois Mutual 
  • O'Brien Lexus of Peoria
  • Michael's Italian Feast
  • Midwest 360 Peoria
  • Peoria Journal Star
  • PNC Bank
  • RLI

Our Partners For Good can be large or small businesses. They share our values and support our mission to do the most good through their gifts of time, money and services.  They join us in recognizing our shared duty to care for the members of our community who need assistance the most.  Our goal is to find opportunities for a business to join us in a partnership that takes their support from a one-time contribution to a long-term relationship…and is as beneficial to them as it is to us. To learn more about this please Contact Us or Click Here

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