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!

Angel Tree Registration

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The Salvation Army La Villita invites you to register for our Angel Tree distribution the end of December. Registration for the event will be on October 29, 2013 at 9:30 at our address on 3621 W. 24th St. – Chicago, IL 60623.

People who are interested in benefiting from this service will need to come register by the end of October in order to receive the goods later in December. The goods we are distributing this year are gifts for children 12 years old and younger. We will also be distributing food boxes for families with children in household younger than 12 years of age. Read More

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.

To learn historical and event information click here.

National Salvation Army Week in LaVillita

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

Providing Safe and Engaging Environment during Chicago Public School Teacher Strike

The Salvation Army LaVillita Community Corps will provide safe, educational programming as alternative locations for students to go during the Chicago Public Schools Teachers Union Strike.

The Salvation Army sites are among the 144 schools, agencies and nonprofits participating in CPS’ “Children First” plan to provide safe and engaging environments for families. The Salvation Army will provide students with positive enrichment activities, breakfast and lunch each weekday.