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National Salvation Army Donut Day

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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.

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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

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Salvation Army Distributing Flood Clean-Up Kits

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The Salvation Army will distribute clean-up kits at their Aurora Corps Community Center tomorrow, Tuesday, April 23, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 437 E. Galena Blvd.  The clean-up kits include a bucket, gloves, mask, mop, brooms, sponges, garbage bags, bleach and other cleaning agents.

The Salvation Army will also offer long-term flood relief efforts, including emergency financial assistance for furniture, clothing, food, rent and utilities for those who qualify.  Eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  For information regarding emergency assistance, call The Salvation Army Help Desk at (773) 205-3520. Read More

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Ways to Work Program Launches in Cook County, Dupage County and Aurora

National lending organization helps parents get to work and move up the economic ladder by providing loans for affordable cars, financial education and hands-on support

Chicago, Illinois (September 27, 2011) – The Salvation Army and Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois held an event yesterday to officially launch the Ways to Work program in Cook County, DuPage County and Aurora.    Ways to Work is a nationwide organization that offers low-interest loans to low-income working parents for buying or repairing used cars that are needed to more easily meet job demands while raising children. The program is offered to families without a reliable car whose credit rating does not allow them to get a traditional loan or who could only do so at a very high interest rate.  Ways to Work anticipates that more than 200 local families will obtain loans of up to $6,000 during the first two years of the program. Read More