On the May 14, first day of National Salvation Army week, hundreds of people gathered at the Westin Philadelphia for The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s Celebrate Hope luncheon. The annual event recognized The Salvation Army’s 153 of global service to those in need, raised awareness of local programs and services, and honored those dedicated to community service and the betterment of the City of Philadelphia. The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia honors individuals and organizations at its annual luncheon that demonstrate exceptional altruism. This year’s honorees are Unidos Pa’PR and Sharmain Matlock-Turner.
Thank you to our friends at PECO who generously donated their time and talents with The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia in April in honor of National Volunteer Month. Check out the video below to see the volunteers in action!
To learn more about volunteer opportunities with The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia, email us at PhillyVolunteers@use.salvationarmy.org .
More than 200 parents and children residing in Philadelphia area homeless shelters were treated to a special lunch and free tickets to Disney on Ice, thanks to a community partnership between Wells Fargo and The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia. Families who attended the December 23 event reside at The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Residence, Eliza Shirley House and Norristown Family Shelter, as well as the St. Barnabas Mission Emergency Shelter. After a buffet lunch at each shelter, the families boarded buses to the Wells Fargo Center for an afternoon viewing of Disney on Ice Dare to Dream. This is the third year in a row that Wells Fargo has provided a special Christmas celebration for families served by The Salvation Army and other local agencies. Continue reading “Wells Fargo Provides Holiday Cheer to 200+ Families Residing in Homeless Shelters”
Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia Provides Gifts and Toys for 11,000 Children
Theresa Seals had worried what Christmas would bring this year. The grandmother of two little boys gets by on a fixed income that doesn’t leave much room for gifts from Santa. As she left The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s headquarters with bags full of toys, games and books, she was overcome with emotion.
“The stuff that you give out, and the donations that are sent in, is truly, truly a blessing. I really, really thank you with all of my heart,” Theresa said with tears in her eyes.
More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving dinner in the comfort of their homes courtesy of The Salvation Army. The annual “Thanksgiving-to-Go” event aims to provide families in need with a memorable holiday and to raise awareness of hunger in our community.
The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia kicked-off the start of its 2017 Red Kettle Campaign on November 15 with a huge celebration at The Shops at Liberty Place, with help from our friends at Herr’s, as well as 6abc, CBS 3, NBC 10, Fox 29 and WMGK-FM!