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Holiday Assistance Applications

Applications for Holiday Food Boxes and Christmas Toys for Children are open now through October 30th.

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Want to Sponsor a Child's Christmas

through our Angel Tree Program?

Fill out the form below to start the process and await your confirmation email that will follow up with a wish list for your sponsored child & instructions on the next steps before dropping off your gifts at The Salvation Army of Kankakee.

Every Family Deserves Christmas memories

The thought of a child not having a gift under the tree on Christmas morning, or a family unable to put a Christmas meal on their table to share together, is something we will fight to the bitter end. It is by Christ's love for us that we may share that love to others - especially during the holiday season where we celebrate is humble birth.

If you or someone you know is in need see how to sign up for our assistance below:

Or if you wish to volunteer, donate or become a Bell Ringer see below about how to join the Fight For Good!

We Assist Families & Individuals across The Kankakee Communities by...

  • Food Boxes - Every Holiday Season is highlighted by family feasts and dinner with friends, but for those in need this can be a particularly difficult time to face food insecurity issues. The Salvation Army believes that every person deserves to have a nourishing meal for their body and soul - especially around Christmas! We offer the opportunity for families to sign up for food support in the way of a warm nutritious meal.

  • Toy Give Away/Assistance - One of the hardest choices that many families have to face is between providing their children with presents on Christmas day or, often times, shelter/food/transportation or other essentials. This can take an emotional toll that we work to bring an end to alongside countless local supporters. By signing up for our Toy Assistance, families can guarantee their child/children don't feel forgotten this Holiday Season, thanks to the generosity of those around their community & The Salvation Army.

  • Partnering Locally - Every year presents new opportunities for our Holiday Season services. Local businesses, individuals & organizations team up with The Salvation Army to offer new ways to meet the unique needs of our community. Whether this means new ways to share funding, raise awareness, start new programs or more, our mission is always strengthening as a part of the local commitment towards Fighting For Good and creating change. 

Information on Applications for Holiday Season Assistance will be posted soon.

You Can Change Lives By Supporting Our Work Through... 

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  • Becoming a Bell Ringer - Whether you ring alone, or in a group with friends & family: this is the most engaging and fun way to join our Fight For Good every Holiday Season. Our iconic Red Kettles and Bell Ringers are cornerstones of local inspiration for hope. All those that feel forgotten, lost or in need of even the smallest support are met with life changing assistance brought to life by your efforts. When you partner with your Salvation Army as a Bell Ringer, you are creating a lasting impact. 


  • Donate Directly to Our Local Work - The easiest way to show your support every Christmas for those in need is by helping fund our services & programs. Each year we Fight For Good, and this work continues to grow thanks to the generous giving of our local donation supporters. If you want to make your gift create an even more impactful change, consider becoming a monthly supporter this Holiday Season. 

  • Find a Seasonal Volunteer Role - Without our volunteers, The Salvation Army's mission could never take hold in our community and change as many lives as we have so far. Every Holiday Season there are new chances to discover a new way to give back as a volunteer. Visit our volunteer page today to see what openings we have and join the "army behind the army" by creating life changing moments first-hand!

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