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Restoring Hope

Hope allows The Salvation Army to Transform Lives

The Salvation Army's Daily Mission - Restore Hope and Transform Lives

The Salvation Army is many things to many people. Those struggling to make ends meet find a helping hand to move back toward self-sufficiency. During times of disaster, those affected receive accommodations, a hot meal and assistance getting things back to normal. Families going through difficult times experience spiritual care to restore hope provided by Corps Officers and loving support from a community of believers.

Whether it's a hot meal, warm blanket, a fan, school supplies, or a box of groceries to make it to the end of the month helps transform lives. The Salvation Army stands ready to share the love of Jesus Christ with everyone. The Wichita Metro Area Salvation Army has been a beacon of light in Sedgwick County through our Programs and Services.

Restore Hope to Transform Lives Campaign - We can Do More Good when we Restore Hope and Transform Lives. Like your services, our fundraising activity are necessary throughout the year. Funds raised are not only used for the Thanksgiving, the Christmas Holidays and Christmas In July Awareness Campaign all provide a financial base as The Salvation Army must meet the needs of the Wichita Area every day of the year.

thank you for helping RESCUE CHRISTMAS!

This year, the need was greater than ever. Community enlisted in Love's Army and we helped #transformlives! 

For the first time in 130 years, The Salvation Army begins our annual holiday fundraising early in or to rescue Christmas. Funds raised from our Red Kettles are at risk this year due to COVID-19 and during a time when requests for our services is at an all-time high. 2020 was unlike any year we've ever seen. We could see up to a 50% decrease in funds raised from our Red Kettle campaign due to economic impacts from the pandemic.

Tools For Schools Campaign - Prior to school beginning, we partner with Spirit AeroSystems, and Meritrust Credit Union to restore hope for our educators with help to transform the lives of our students. This unique campaign provides school supplies directly to teachers and counselors to support their curriculum and into the hands of students. Truly - doing the most good! This annual campaign has become a major community undertaking collecting nearly 1000 school supply items.

Warm Hearts Winter Wear Distribution 
This year The Salvation Army teamed up again with KAKE TV for their Coats For a Cause coat and winter item collection campaign. Along with In The Bag Cleaners, community partners helped us collect a record breaking 20,000 items of winter wear clothing and items. 

Through the year and especially in the Fall, we will be providing neighbors near our Downtown Koch Center campus (350 N Market), the Citadel Community Center (1739 S. Elpyco) and West Orchard Community Center (1910 S. Everett) the items needed for their family. Just bring proof of ID for everyone in the household (Sedgwick County residents ONLY) while supplies last.

We also encourage community businesses and organizations to contact us with support and collection of items to help in the cause creating your own coordinated drive through the year.

NOTE: In an emergency, we are here during business hours to accommodate the need any day of the year. 

Share the Season - Through applications and a partnership with the Wichita Community Foundation and The Wichita Eagle additional assistance is given to meet Logo needs that are very difficult for families during the Christmas Season, as an example a high utility bills or medical bills. To serve our community safer this year, you will notice some subtle changes with collection and the actual distribution. Check back soon, as applications may be online or phone-in options. The need for volunteers, also an essential component, will be a vital part of our distribution. Check back soon, as we will be listing our volunteers needs. Dates have not yet been determined. Thank you for your patience.

Community Care Ministry - The Salvation Army visits nursing homes and delivers gifts to each resident of the home.



We served over 11,000 individuals, and 3,000 families. We were pleased to make a wonderful Christmas for 7,400 children with more than 21,000 toys. 
If you would like to host an Angel Tree at your business or organization or help next year, please contact Dulcy Palnau at 316-425-6142 or email at: dulcy.palnau@usc.salvationarmy.org


Volunteer to Restore Hope and Transform Lives - There are so many ways for you, your family and friends to get involved with programs and services provided by The Salvation Army, every day of the year.  Click here to see all the volunteer possibilities so - you - can make a difference in people's lives.

Restoring Hope to Transform Lives can only be accomplished through the generosity of our neighbors and friends in the Wichita area. Monetary donations are always appreciated, but we also need the prayer support for the people that come through the doors of The Salvation Army and the employees that are here to be an example of Christ to those that come to us for help.