Make a Contribution

Support Us

Thank you for your interest in supporting The Salvation Army with your financial gifts. There are several ways to give. Please select which is most appropriate for you.

Donate Online

All gifts collected online are used by your local Salvation Army, unless you specify otherwise. It's fast, safe, and secure.

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Donate by Phone

To donate by phone, please call us at (715) 485-1221.

Donate by Mail

The Salvation Army in Polk County can accept mail-in donations by check or money order at the following address:

The Salvation Army Serenity Home
200 Polk County Plaza
Balsam Lake, WI 54810

Be sure to include any special instructions as to how you would like your contribution to be used.

Gifts of Stock

To make gifts of stock, please contact Karl Strand, Director of Planned Giving, at (414) 302-4300.

Other Gifts

To make other financial gifts (e.g. will/estate gifts) or to learn how you can earn an income from your gifts, click here.

Corporate Gifts

If you represent a corporation interested in contributing to The Salvation Army, please contact Duana Bremer, Social Services Director, at (715) 349-8744.


There are many different ways to get involved with The Salvation Army. We offer volunteers a chance to change people's lives across a wide range of activities and programs - all the while, being changed themselves.

All of our volunteer opportunities are coordinated locally, where our staff understands exactly how you can be of the most help to most people.

Some of our greatest needs are:

  • Transportation
  • Office support
  • House maintenance
  • Ring Bells

To volunteer for Salvation Army programs, please download the appropriate forms below and mail or fax to:

Serenity Home
200 Polk County Plaza
Balsam Lake, WI 54810

fax: 715-485-1226

Ring Bells

Most people are familiar with our red kettles and hear those bells ringing at locations throughout Polk County. The funds raised during November and December help people less fortunate all year long. Funds are dispersed through vouchers provided at Serenity Home, thanks to the help of numerous volunteers throughout the county.

  • Utilities when a disconnect notice is received
  • Rent when evication notices are received
  • Food
  • Medical prescriptions
  • Dental
  • Transportation
  • Auto repairs

Click here to sign up now to ring bells for The Salvation Army Serenity Home. NEW SIGN UP COMING SOON!


Help During Disasters

The Best Way to Help
During disasters, the best way you can help survivors is to contribute financially. Cash donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors without incurring many of the costs associated with sorting, packing, transporting and distributing donated goods. Salvation Army disaster services are funded entirely by donors, and The Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations.

The Salvation Army has opportunities for you to serve in times of disaster with volunteer teams. We provide training across a wide range of volunteer support services and keep you connected with your local Salvation Army for updated information.

If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please visit our national disaster services website.

Non-Financial Gifts

Donate Goods

Donate Goods

Serenity Home is always in need of the following items:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Kleenex
  • Bath towels
  • New Pillows
  • Twin size sheets & Mattress Pads
  • Laundry supplies
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Blankets
  • Silverware
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Ziplock bags, plastic wrap, foil wrap
  • Garbage bags
  • Aspirin, cold medicine & allergy medicine
  • Gas gift cards

If you are able to donate any of these items, please drop them off at our facility at 200 Polk County Plaza Balsam Lake, Wisconsin.  We are staffed 24 hours a day but prefer donations before 7pm daily.  Thank you!

Donate a Vehicle

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway? Donate it to The Salvation Army Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

Your vehicle donations make a difference in people's lives.

To donate a vehicle today, start by giving us a call.

Toll Free: (800) SA-TRUCK

We accept boats, cars, SUVs, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, and more from anywhere in the nation.