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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.

Tools For Schools Campaign - Prior to school beginning, we partner with Spirit AeroSystems, Meritrust Credit Union and KWCH-TV 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. Truley - doing the most good! This annual campaign has become a major community undertaking collecting nearly 1000 school supply items.

Warm Hearts Winter Wear Distribution 
Among initiatives, we partner once a year with KAKE TV’s Coats For a Cause coat and winter item campaign teaming up with  In The Bag Cleaners and community partners to collect winter clothing to be distributed in the Fall at our Downtown Koch Center campus, our Citadel Community Center (1739 S. Elpyco) and West Orchard Community Center (1910 S. Everett). Neighbors in need may 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.

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


Angel Tree and Star of Hope - Last year more than 3,000 families and over 10,000 kids were helped through this program. If you would like to host an Angel Tree at your business or organization: Contact Dulcy Palnau at 316-425-6142 or email at: dulcy.palnau@usc.salvationarmy.org.

We also need volunteers to help coordinate collection of Christmas gifts purchased at the Malls in Wichita. If you have time to volunteer at our Angel Tree Mall tables, please give Volunteer Coordinator, Brenda Awtrey a call at 316-425-6133 or email her at: brenda.awtrey@usc.salvationarmy.org to schedule a shift.  (Mall Angle Tree stations open Mall hours, day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday).


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.