Help the Homeless Fight the Freeze

Did you know The Salvation Army biggest fundraising efforts are from October 1 - January 31st? Although the Christmas season has ended, The Salvation Army provides a few more ways for you and your family to continue to support the organization and make change happen in your neighborhood. 


Donate to Help the Homeless

As the temperatures drop way below freezing in Chicago, the danger for those who are homeless increases. Families and individuals living on the streets – in alleys, doorways, parks and below underpasses need your help. Your support makes miracles happen. Help the homeless fight the freeze by making a donation today!

Help the Homeless Fight the Freeze


Become a Virtual Bellringer

Rather fundraise from your couch? Set up an online kettle and ask family and friends to donate. Same fundraising result – just in your pajamas!

Learn more on how you can get started. 


Volunteering your time

Whether you're packaging meals to distribute to those in need, or painting a room at one of our corps, there are countless ways for you to give back to your community and offer the priceless gift of your time. There are opportunities to volunteer for individuals, families, schools, organizations and businesses.

View our list of volunteer location sites for more information.


Shop Online at The Salvation Army Gift Catalog

Fight for good all year long by shopping online at the The Salvation Army’s Gift Catalog. Help a child attend after school sports, support a mother in need of diapers, provide warm clothing for Chicagoland's brutal winters. You can transform the lives of those in need in the Greater Chicagoland area as your purchased gift is an online donation towards The Salvation Army social service programs.

The Salvation Army Gift Catalog