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)”

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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”

Salvation Army Leaders Meet with PA Lawmakers

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The State Capitol, Harrisburg

Salvation Army officers and staff from across Central and Eastern Pennsylvania will convene at State Capitol in Harrisburg on Tuesday, October 25, to share with legislators the work The Salvation Army is doing to better the lives of thousands of Pennsylvanians every day.

 

120 Salvation Army representatives will meet their local representatives to discuss the need in their respective area and describe the important services they provide to citizens such as food assistance, housing, social services, anti-human trafficking efforts, senior citizen and youth community programming, emergency disaster services, and much more. Continue reading “Salvation Army Leaders Meet with PA Lawmakers”

She’s My Sister 5K to support anti-human trafficking efforts

14559978_10154367415729473_5555204431346173591_oSome 200 runners and walkers hit the road on Saturday October 1 for the second annual She’s My Sister Human Trafficking Awareness 5K. The event, organized by Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, aimed to raise awareness and to support The Salvation Army’s local anti-human trafficking efforts.

Representatives from Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, The Salvation Army, local law

enforcement as well as other key members of the community participated in the race in

Fairmount Park. Fundraising by Enon’s anti-human trafficking ministry, along with all proceeds from the event, directly support The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s New Day to Stop Trafficking program.

Continue reading “She’s My Sister 5K to support anti-human trafficking efforts”

Philadelphia Celebrates Hope with The Salvation Army

dsc_3871September 22 was a day to Celebrate Hope. The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia welcomed hundreds of friends, local leaders and community partners to the annual Celebrate Hope luncheon at the Crystal Tea Room.  It was a time to recognize more than 150 years of global service to those in need, raise awareness of The Salvation Army’s local programs and services, and to honor two local leaders for their commitment to the betterment of the City of Philadelphia.   Continue reading “Philadelphia Celebrates Hope with The Salvation Army”

Dr. J Hosts Weekend of Special Events to Support TSA Greater Philadelphia

img_6836Hall of Fame Basketball forward Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving returned to Philadelphia on September 10 to host the 2nd annual Julius Erving Golf Classic weekend to benefit The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia! The Salvation Army has a special place in Dr. J’s heart, as he started playing basketball at a Salvation Army Corps Community Center as a child in New York. Continue reading “Dr. J Hosts Weekend of Special Events to Support TSA Greater Philadelphia”

Celebrating Hope in the City of Brotherly Love

celebrate-hope-logoAnnual Celebrate Hope Luncheon Honors Two Local Leaders for Commitment to Betterment of Philadelphia

On Thursday, September 22, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia will gather with hundreds of members of the community to celebrate more than 150 years of global service to those in need, raise awareness of its local programs and services and to honor two local leaders for their commitment to the betterment of the City of Philadelphia.

Each year, The Salvation Army honors individuals and organizations who demonstrate exceptional altruism. Continue reading “Celebrating Hope in the City of Brotherly Love”