Salvation Army Day at Citizens Bank Park

Day at Phillies 2017 iphone 2Thursday, June 22 was Salvation Army Day at Citizens Bank Park! To celebrate, The Salvation Army treated 500 children to a “Day with the Philadelphia Phillies” to watch the Phillies vs. Cardinals afternoon game.

The children, who are mostly from low-income families and are enrolled The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s summer camp programs, had the opportunity to enjoy a Major League Baseball game up close, which some of them may have never experienced. The tickets were purchased thanks to the generosity of a long-standing Salvation Army donor. (SEE VIDEO AND PHOTOS) Continue reading “Salvation Army Day at Citizens Bank Park”

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) employees & IBX Vice President Honored for Commitment to Community Service

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Lt. Colonels Banfield, Honorees: Marylin Canty; Ed Lovelidge, PwC;  Rev. Dr. Lorina Blake-Marshall, IBX; and Majors Ferreira.

The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia gathered with hundreds of members of the community on May 19 to celebrate more than 150 years of global service to those in need, raise awareness of its local programs and services and to honor those dedicated to community service and the betterment of the City of Philadelphia.

Each year, The Salvation Army honors individuals and organizations who demonstrate exceptional altruism. This year’s honorees are: Continue reading “PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) employees & IBX Vice President Honored for Commitment to Community Service”

EDS Lends Support to City of Philadelphia During NFL Draft

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EDS Providing Support to the City during the DNC in June 2016

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Unit stationed in Philadelphia will support the City of Philadelphia by providing hydration and food to hundreds of first responders and city workers on duty during the three-day National Football League Draft, Thursday April 27 through Saturday April 29. Continue reading “EDS Lends Support to City of Philadelphia During NFL Draft”

How Your Toy Donation Makes a Difference at Christmas (with video)

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Major Philip Ferreira, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia Director of Operations

More than 400 community toy drives, as well as individual donations, resulted in the collection of thousands of toys and gifts for children age 12 and under. 6,000 of those donations alone were a result of the CBS 3 Joy of Sharing campaign!

Throughout the month of December, dozens of Salvation Army staff and dedicated volunteers worked to sort and prepare them for families in need. Parents and guardians, pre-approved for Christmas assistance, were able to select gifts for the children in their family.

It is an emotional experience for so many, who may otherwise go without gifts and toys at Christmas if it was not for the assistance from The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia. Continue reading “How Your Toy Donation Makes a Difference at Christmas (with video)”

Holiday Lights Brighten Neighborhood & Hearts of Many (with video)

Neighbors in the 4200 block of Greeby Street in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia celebrate the holidays with a spectacular Christmas lights tradition that brightens their block and the hearts of many families in need.

Residents spruce up dozens of homes with bright light displays and holiday decorations. It’s a scene that draws lines of onlookers in cars who drive by to check out the colorful festivities. The Salvation Army brass ensemble entertained neighbors by playing holiday music and a Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services canteen truck was also there with staff to serve coffee and snacks as neighbors enjoyed the winter wonderland celebration.  A Salvation Army red kettle collected monetary donations and neighbors dropped off hundreds of new, unwrapped toys that were distributed to local families struggling to make ends meet.

Since 1879, The Salvation Army has provided assistance during the holiday season to enable the less fortunate to celebrate Christmas. The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia served nearly 14,000 children this season, distributing more than 30,000 gifts to ensure a special Christmas for underserved youth.

Check out the story featured on 6abc!

Joy of Sharing (videos & photos)

img_7857Our friends at CBS 3 and people across Greater Philadelphia helped make Christmas brighter for thousands of families in need this year.

CBS 3 partnered with The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia again this year for its Joy of Sharing campaign, which encourages members of the community to donate new, unwrapped toys to children who may otherwise go without at Christmas. Hundreds of businesses participated in the massive toy drive throughout December. Continue reading “Joy of Sharing (videos & photos)”

Kicking-Off Red Kettle Season

img_7490The Shops at Liberty Place took center stage for The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia Annual Red Kettle Kick-Off!

The Red Kettle campaign, which runs across the region throughout the holiday season, aims to raise funds for vital programs and services that have shared hope with those in need for more than 135 years. Continue reading “Kicking-Off Red Kettle Season”