Nov 10, 2022

The Salvation Army of Quincy has begun the Christmas season with its annual Tree of Lights Christmas Kick-Off event. The kick-off luncheon was held Thursday, November 10. The 2022 campaign chairs were introduced along with the announcement of the 2022 campaign goal. “Love Beyond Christmas” is this year’s campaign theme.


Each year community leaders step up to serve as honorary chairs for the Christmas campaign, further extending the outreach and effectiveness of the efforts of The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is pleased to announce Josh and Tieraney Craig, along with their two children, Falynn and Brecken, as the 2022 Christmas Campaign Chairs. The 2022 campaign goal is $435,000.


“We believe in doing the most good. By giving back, we are being the hands and feet of Jesus,” said Tieraney. The Salvation Army is giving hope to our community; they are providing shelter and feeding those in need. “We are honored to take part in an organization that does so much for the people of Quincy.” Josh adds, “We want our children to recognize the impact each of them can create by participating in the campaign.”


The Salvation Amy provides a variety of programs and services to assist families in the counties of Adams, Pike, and Brown in Illinois. The following are a few examples of ways The Salvation Army has given a hand up to our neighbors in need.


The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter & Family Services provided the following assistance during this year:

488 individuals received 3,726 nights of lodging at the Emergency Shelter.
24,138 meals were provided to shelter residents.

662 food boxes were given to the community.

28 households received utility assistance.

103 renters received rent assistance.

6,135 individuals were served by the daily bread line.

4,436 meals and 876 hygiene kits were distributed through the neighborhood Canteen Ministry.

Also, during the 2021 Christmas Season:
800 families received Christmas food baskets.
7,098 toys were given to children in partnership with Toys for Tots.
973 individuals were provided dinner on Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Volunteers are essential to the Christmas season and assist with many Christmas programs and activities, especially bell ringing. Please contact Tina Lewis for more information about volunteer opportunities at 217-231-5626 or register to ring bells at

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