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Brighten the Holidays

The need has always been there.
This year, it happens to be greater.

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Brighten the Holidays even during a pandemic
Spreading Only Hope & Joy

To keep our clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and in accordance with local and state guidelines, programs/services are modified until further notice. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us or reach out to The Salvation Army nearest you.
Click here to learn more about our pandemic response and COVID-19 relief efforts.

Millions of American parents cannot afford to buy their kids Christmas presents.
The holidays bring added financial and emotional stress to families living in poverty. This year the need is even greater.

The Salvation Army's mission shines brightest at Christmastime. And this year, the need is greater than ever.

This year has been hard for millions of hardworking 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 brighten the holidays 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.

Brighten the Holidays

Get Holiday Assistance

Winter Warmth

To request a coat voucher, contact our office at 773-725-1100 for more information.

Holiday Meals

The Salvation Army provides holiday meals for families unable to create a special meal themselves. Several community centers will have to-go holiday meals this year to provide Christmas spirit in a safe manner.

Angel Tree

When you're struggling financially to care for your family, holiday gifts are often not feasible. To receive Christmas assistance for your family, contact your local corps community center, or call 773-205-3690, or email us at

With more people facing hardship this year, the need to serve those most vulnerable is greater than ever.

The best way to ensure that services continue is to enlist in Love’s Army with a sustaining monthly gift.

Donate Now

Make a one-time donation instead.

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Stories of Hope

PR Media Relations

For divisional media queries, please contact:

Katie Heinz Pfingsten, Public Relations Manager
Office: 773-205-3531 | Mobile: 872-223-7951

Camerin Mattson, Divisional Communications Manager
Office: 773-205-3256 | Mobile: 630-707-9757

Jeff Robey, Divisional Director of Strategy & Outcomes
Office: 773-205-3254 | Mobile: 773-885-3433

Corporate Partnerships

For corporate partnerships, please contact:

Steven Hill, Corporate Leadership Gifts Representative
Mobile: 773-642-9329





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Holidays are bright
with a special meal.

The Salvation Army provides special holiday meals for more than 19,000 families each year.

When you donate to The Salvation Army, you help provide a special holiday meal for a family in need.Donate now.


Red Kettles
make the holidays bright.

When you volunteer to ring a bell for two hours, your efforts can feed a family of four.

Volunteer as a bellringer at a red kettle this holiday season and make a difference with just a flick of your wrist and a smile.
Register to Ring.


Be an Angel
for a child in need.

The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division distributes more than 250,000 toys, gifts and clothing during the holiday season.

Be an Angel Tree Donor and make Christmas brighter. Sign Up today.


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