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Founder’s Day

founder's Day

Join us as we mark 149 years of faithful service by sharing a photo of you wearing your national dress or Salvation Army uniform – a picture of our global reach and cultural diversity. Tweet the photo any time on July 2nd, using the hashtag #SAFoundersDay.  Also, please support our Thunderclap campaign to raise awareness of the international Salvation Army on social media. We need YOU to help share our message. Please encourage your friends, family and colleagues to take part.

New Leadership at The Salvation Army of Aurora

(AURORA, IL – June 2014) – New leadership slated for The Salvation Army Aurora Corps and Community Center. Effective June 24, 2014, Lieutenants Rich and Linnea Forney will become the new corps officers in Aurora Salvation Army. Captains Antonio & Janelle Romero, serving as corps officers since June of 2010, will be on farewell orders and take on new responsibilities at the Chicago Lawn Corps and Community Center. Read More

Online Red Kettle – There is Still Time

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Christmas is just around the corner and another year is coming to an end. We have accomplished so much this year.  We have touched the lives of hundreds or thousands of people – feeding families who are hungry, serving people affected by tornados or natural disasters, and helping families stay in their homes to name a few. We are able to do this because of your help.

In fact, seventy percent of the money received during the Red Kettle Campaign supports your neighbors – and all of that stays in the community in which it was received, like ours. The Salvation Army is ranked as one of the most efficient non-profit organizations in the world; approximately 87 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to programs and services.  It is your donations that allow us to Do the Most Good in your neighborhood.

So, we ask you – this Christmas to partner with us and Do the Most Good together. Help us make the most change in your communities. Register to volunteer or donate to this Salvation Army community by clicking here.

Thank you for your generosity and transforming the lives of those in your community.

Merry Christmas!

Aurora Corps- Red Kettle Campaign Kick-Off 2013

Dan Barreiro, from the City of Aurora, drops the symbolic first donation to kick off the Aurora Corps 2013 Red Kettle Campaign

Dan Barreiro, from the City of Aurora, drops the symbolic first donation to kick off the Aurora Corps 2013 Red Kettle Campaign

*Article by Al Benson

Not your average after-dinner speech.

That was Rick Jorgensen’s chronicle Wednesday, November 11, 2013- about how the Aurora Salvation Army facility rescued him from homelessness and unemployment.

Jorgensen, formerly of Naperville and Aurora, keynoted the Aurora Army’s Red Kettle kickoff, and 125 years of serving Aurora, at Gaslite Manor in Aurora.

Wearing a blue button-down dress shirt with the Salvation Army logo, and admitting to being slightly nervous, Jorgensen recounted without notes how his mother kicked him out of the family home after he served a jail sentence. Read More

Colonial Cafe Match Day




Colonial Café & Ice Cream Match Day


Scoop up your contribution for The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign and place it into one of the kettles in the Kane County Area on Saturday December 14th. Contributions collected in the Tri-Cities, Aurora, Naperville, and Elgin areas on that day will be matched by Colonial Café and Ice Cream. Each family contributing will enjoy a wonderful treat.


Colonial Café and Ice Cream is a longtime friend of The Salvation Army. Contributions from this third annual event will continue that tradition of working together in meeting community needs by providing support to the programs and services offered at The Salvation Army in Kane County.