The Salvation Army striving to make Christmas Merry for everyone in our community.
Thank you to all of our 2011 Christmas volunteers and adoptors:
Christmas Toy Shop Volunteers:
Jessie Kissinger, Christina Hall, Anna VanDenberg, Theresa Maddix, Tammy Holwerda, Chris McGlothen, AnnMarie Miller, Jordan Younker, Ty Holwerda, Denna Miller, Liz Grinage, Sadie Grinage, Jordan Riegle, Courtney Musgrave, Luke Ebinger, Noah Winans, Lisa Crouch, and Carleigh Crouch.
Adopt A Family adoptors:
Hart, Dole, Inouye Federal Center, Southside Sportsman Club, Panera, Schweirzck, Urology Associates, Adult Training Program ISC, Westlake School 4th Grade Class of Kim Ouellette, Post Research Department, Linda Boyer, Cornerstone Church, Gloria Williams, Bethlehem Temple, Integrated Health Partners, Linda Thompson, Willard Library Staff, II Stanley, Seventh Day Baptist Church, Kellogg Arena, Regina McNeil & Family and Friend of the Court.
SALVATION ARMY PROVIDES
HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAY
The last day for applying for a Christmas Basket from The Salvation Army is Thursday, December 2nd. Please read below for office hours.
The Salvation Army Christmas Outreach Office is open and accepting applications for Christmas Assistance. The Christmas Outreach Office is located at 400 Capital Avenue NE (the new Salvation Army building). Applicants may apply Tuesday's, Wednesday's, Thursday's & Friday's from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Please be aware the office will be closed on Monday's and also each day from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
Those applying for assistance must bring photo identification, social security cards for each person in the household, proof of income & expenses and a wishlist ($50.00 or under) for each person in the house hold. Families qualifying for assistance will receive a holiday food basket, toys for children and warm winter clothing as needed. For additional information you can call the Outreach Office at 269-963-3640 ext. 18 and speak with Mary Gothard, Christmas Outreach Coordinator.
Area residents, church & school groups, service clubs and businesses are asked to consider being a part of this effort, by Adopting A Family through The Salvation Army's Christmas Outreach Office & Toy Shop. You may adopt a family by simply calling 269-963-3640 ext. 18 and committing your "gift" to bless a family in need. If you prefer, you can visit the clearing office at 400 Capital Avenue NE. "With the anxiety of layoffs and the ups and downs of the stock market, this is hitting people hard. That is why more than ever The Salvation Army needs your support. Families in larger numbers are turning to The Salvation Army for assistance. Please consider blessing a family this Christmas through The Salvation Army's Adopting a Family program." Major Thomas E. Riggs.
The Salvation Army has been providing Christmas food baskets and children's toys to the Battle Creek area continuously since 1905. The Outreach Center goes to great lengths to insure that our efforts are not duplicated using our computerized interview process and clearing all of our clients through 211. Partners in meeting the need include the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, the Battle Creek Fire Department and all of our Angel Tree locations. The Salvation Army is also a Program Delivery Partner with the United Way.
The Salvation Army..."Doing The Most Good".
Please stop by anyone of our Angel Tree site locations, select a tag, purchase a gift for the age and sex of the child listed and return the unwrapped gift to the Angel Tree. If you would like to sponsor an Angel Tree site or have questions about the Angel Tree program, please contact Marcie Gothard, Development Director at 269-963-3640 ext. 17.