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Salvation Army serving up meals and calm in quake-rattled Napa
August 26, 2014 – | No Comment

The Salvation Army is providing food, shelter, water, and emotional and spiritual care to survivors and first responders of a 6.0 earthquake that shocked Northern California on August 24.

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#InvestInFutures by supporting quality after school programs
August 22, 2014 – | No Comment
#InvestInFutures by supporting quality after school programs

Some kids spend the hours between the end of their school day and the end of mom and dad’s work day getting into unproductive behaviors. The Afterschool Alliance advocates for quality programs that guide and mold kids during those crucial hours. Use the zip code finder in the upper right of this page to find the nearest Salvation Army character building program, day camp, music and arts program, or youth ministry.

Help #LevelThePlayingField for at-risk kids this Back to School season
August 13, 2014 – | No Comment
Help #LevelThePlayingField for at-risk kids this Back to School season

In communities across the United States, Salvation Army officers and staff are helping folks put food on the table and keep a roof over their families’ head. Just like you and me, many of them started to think about Back to School weeks ago. But for some of those we serve, their thoughts aren’t always happy ones.

#InvestInFutures – Help your kids be friend-makers for Back-to-School
July 30, 2014 – | Comments Off
#InvestInFutures – Help your kids be friend-makers for Back-to-School

Back to School can be a stressful time of year for everyone, but especially for the kids who struggle to navigate the social world around them. And, all while breaking in a new backpack, notebooks and calculator! Some of the best advice parents can give their children is about how to get along well with others. Here are three great ways to help your kids make friends this school year.

We’re using @CommuniGift to kick off Back to School in SoCal!
July 22, 2014 – | Comments Off
We’re using @CommuniGift to kick off Back to School in SoCal!

Do you remember the excitement of the first day of school? Wearing a new outfit, equipped with new notebooks, pencils, backpack and unlimited possibility! Share that memory by assisting an in-need child get ready for the upcoming school year.

It’s Back to School at Salvation Army College too!
September 9, 2013 – | Comments Off
It’s Back to School at Salvation Army College too!

Our College for Officer Training begins a new school year in September too. New students – we call them cadets – move into our campus housing with their families to take part in our two-year seminary school which prepares them for Salvation Army officership.

Phoenix kids get Back to School with American Express
August 26, 2013 – | One Comment
Phoenix kids get Back to School with American Express

Many Phoenix students will start the new year without the proper school supplies. But thanks to the Pak to School program sponsored by the generous folks at American Express, more than 50,000 of Valley of the Sun children return to school carrying a backpack stuffed with the tools they’ll need to learn and grow!

Kids say “Thank you” to Target for new school supplies!
August 15, 2013 – | Comments Off
Kids say “Thank you” to Target for new school supplies!

Twelve thousand kids in crisp new jeans, comfy sneakers, and a backpack full of notebook paper and colored pencils are heading to the bus well-stocked for this school year because of Target!

Beauty guru Stilababe09 shows off sweet Salvation Army store find!
August 5, 2013 – | One Comment
Beauty guru Stilababe09 shows off sweet Salvation Army store find!

Beauty and style authority Stilababe09 is a friend of The Salvation Army and this blog. Last week she gave a shout out to the Army in her recent #OOTD – that stands for “Outfit Of The Day” – video on the Awesomeness.tv channel on YouTube! Her adorable ensemble is comprised of a cute floral top and a billowy skirt she got at, you guessed it, The Salvation Army Family Store.

Salvation Army kids shop Target for Back to School must-haves!
July 17, 2013 – | 4 Comments
Salvation Army kids shop Target for Back to School must-haves!

From now through Aug. 15 here in the Western US, 3,000 kids will get to shop at Target during one of our 100 shopping events! Stay tuned to this blog site for photos of the 2013 Target School Spree!

Get a donut, or a dozen, by donating school supplies at Krispy Kreme
July 10, 2013 – | Comments Off
Get a donut, or a dozen, by donating school supplies at Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme® Doughnuts and The Salvation Army are partnering to help provide local students with much needed school supplies during their 2013 “Stuff the Bus” campaign. The campaign will serve community families in need by helping kids from across the country gear up for a successful academic year while also easing the high cost of school supplies for parents.

Help Krispy Kreme and The Salvation Army “Stuff the Bus” and get a delicious doughnut!
August 3, 2012 – | Comments Off
Help Krispy Kreme and The Salvation Army “Stuff the Bus” and get a delicious doughnut!

Krispy Kreme is asking its customers to drop by participating locations* between August 7 and September 9 to donate school supplies which The Salvation Army will distribute through their programs in an effort to help kids get ready for the new school year.

Portland students compete in Design A Dorm Challenge!
August 30, 2011 – | Comments Off
Portland students compete in Design A Dorm Challenge!

Ah, remember your college days in the university dorm? Cramped space, industrial grade furniture, lumpy mattresses, communal restrooms and cold concrete floors? Not so for the students of Multnomah University in Portland! They were recently issued a three-part challenge by The Salvation Army: 1) furnish a dorm room in one week, 2) only with merchandise from Salvation Army Family Stores, and 3) without spending more than $250.