Flyers Community Day with The Salvation Army

IMG_6706The Philadelphia Flyers partnered with The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia for a day of community service on Sunday, December 2!

Members of the team, staff and season ticket holders spent the afternoon giving back at our Red Shield Residence and Temple Corps Community Center in North Philadelphia.

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Teen Volunteers Spend Week Serving at Temple Corps: “It feeds the soul”

IMG_4179The faith-based volunteer organization World Changers sent 130 high school students to various non-profits in Philadelphia this June, with 30 serving at The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s Temple Corps Community Center.

The World Changers youth began their work on Monday, June 25 and spent three days working on site at The Salvation Army. They painted the entire outside of the Temple Corps on North Broad Street, as well as its food pantry. Continue reading “Teen Volunteers Spend Week Serving at Temple Corps: “It feeds the soul””

West Philadelphia Corps Equips Youth with Tools for Success

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21st Century Learning Zone at the    West Phila Corps

The Salvation Army’s West Philadelphia Corps Community Center is known for its robust 21st Century Learning Zone – an after-school program, which provides young people with a safe, caring and educational environment.  Every weekday afternoon the building is buzzing with students’ energy and excitement – from the digital learning program to puppetry class.

“It’s my privilege to touch the lives of hundreds of students in the course of being here,” said Dr. Michael Koku, known as Dr. Mike to his students and colleagues. Continue reading “West Philadelphia Corps Equips Youth with Tools for Success”

PECO Partners with The Salvation Army for National Volunteer Appreciation Month

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 .

Just In Time For Christmas (with photos & video)

Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia Provides Gifts and Toys for 11,000 Children

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Theresa Seals displays a stocking for one of her grandsons

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.

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Hundreds of Volunteers Rally Around Thanksgiving-To-Go (w/ photos & video)

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Volunteers Serve Thanksgiving Dinner to Thousands of Philadelphians

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.

 

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500 Roll-Up Sleeves for a Day of Service

img_7013Despite a deluge of rain to kick off the morning – an army of volunteers descended on The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia on September 19. 500 employees of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) put their regular office jobs to the side, rolled up their sleeves and volunteered their time and talents for a Day of Service. PwC volunteers worked on projects at six Salvation Army building across the city – including painting the iconic Salvation Army red kettles, landscaping and grounds clean-up, building maintenance, warehouse cleaning and sorting of holiday toys, as well as fun and interactive activities with older adults living at Salvation Army senior housing complexes. Continue reading “500 Roll-Up Sleeves for a Day of Service”