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With you in mind, we’ve recently introduced two new ways to find us using your smart phone. Pictured above is The Salvation Army Family Store app you can download to your iPhone using the App Store button. Type “Salvation Army Family Store App” in the search bar and to install it on your phone. Or, use your smart phone to find the mobile version of our www.satruck.com website.
The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco recently put out a call for local artists to participate in their Transformed Treasures event! Artists of all types were invited to make over items found at our Family Stores to be auctioned off at a luncheon event on Saturday, May 4.
The Noah’s ARC Design Challenge benefits our Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers by focusing attention on the treasures you can find and repurpose in our Family Stores to create beautiful and stylish interiors. Student teams from the Art Institute, Interior Designers Institute, Saddleback College and Westwood College worked hard to repurpose donated goods into elegant design spaces and the results are impressive. Have a look!
The Columbian newspaper in Washington state ran a wonderful story on The Salvation Army’s direct-trade coffee venture with growers from Vietnam. Major Jack Phillips said the idea all started years ago when the Army’s thrift stores had more mugs than they knew what to do with.
Fourteen Brownies earned their Philanthropist Badge this week by volunteering at The Salvation Army Family Store in Parker, Colorado. The girls came from Pioneer Elementary School and were accompanied by troop leaders Diane Champan and Julie Griffith.
At our Adult Rehabilitation Centers, men and women receive the tools they need to beat their addictions and start again; including Alcoholics Anonymous / Narcotics Anonymous groups, opportunities to build their work skills, fellowship with others in recovery and best of all, God’s love and acceptance.
Even though we give with love in our hearts and the best of intentions, some of our choices fall a little short of the mark. It happens to all of us. So, why not make the best of it and donate your gift to a charity that can turn it into income to support their great work?
Salvation Army employee Scott Beaubien was showing trainee Mariano Bejaro the ropes during his first week on the job. They were doing a routine pick-up at one of our donation sites when they saw a man running down the street with a purse under his arm.