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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.



National Salvation Army Donut Day


The Salvation Army and Entenmann’s Bakery will partner to celebrate the 76th annual National Donut Days on Friday, May 31, Saturday, June 1, Friday, June 7, and Saturday June 8, 2013.

Hundreds of Salvation Army Donut Day “taggers” throughout the greater Chicagoland area will give commemorative Donut Day tags to donors whose gifts will help support programs for children, seniors, the homeless and families in need.  The holiday, held annually on the first Friday of June, was established by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army’s “Donut Lassies” who served the treats to soldiers during World War I. This significant occasion established the donut as a long-standing symbol of the services The Salvation Army continues to provide.

If you would like to volunteer, contact the corps for more information.

To learn historical and event information click here.



National Salvation Army Week in Aurora

Each year, National Salvation Army week serves as an opportunity to celebrate our volunteers, donors and program beneficiaries who have enabled us to serve in the United States for 133 years.

Be the first of your friends to show you are part of the solution. Click here to download your National Salvation Army Week resources now! Read More