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Salvation Army Officer to Bell Ring for 30 Straight Hours

WHAT: Lt. Amanda Keene, from The Salvation Army Maplewood Community Center, will bell ring at a red kettle for 30 consecutive hours.
The bell ringing marathon is part of the 70th annual Tree of Lights campaign, with a campaign goal of $6.1 million to help fund services and programs that help those in need all year round.

WHEN: Friday, December 15 from 3 p.m. through 9 p.m. Saturday, December 16

WHERE: Schnucks, 6600 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO 63117

You can also donate to Lt. Amanda Keene’s 30 hours of bell ringing by texting 30HOURS to 41444. Each year The Salvation Army assists thousands of families in Missouri and Southern Illinois. To help, donations can be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or online to the Tree of Lights Campaign at: stlsalvationarmy.org.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. For more information, go to www.stlsalvationarmy.org.

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2017 High School Mascot Bell-Ringing Challenge!

Seven St. Louis-area high schools are competing in The Salvation Army’s Fifth Annual Mascot Bell Ringing Challenge!

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Local high schools will raise money for The Salvation Army Tree of Lights Campaign by bell ringing on Saturday, December 9 at local Schnucks and Walmart Locations (see the map below for locations). Can’t make to drop money in a kettle? — You can give online now!

Alton Redbirds:
Stop by at Schnucks Alton, 2811 Homer M Adams Pkwy, Alton, IL 62002 from Noon-6pm.
Give online at: http://igfn.us/vf/REDBIRDS17

 

Cahokia Comanches:
Stop by at Walmart Cahokia, 1511 Camp Jackson Rd, Cahokia, IL 62206 from 10am-4pm.
Give online at: http://igfn.us/vf/CAHOKIA17

Civic Memorial Eagles:
Stop by at Schnucks Bethalto, 72 Airport Plaza, Bethalto, IL 62010 from 10am-6pm.
Give online at: http://igfn.us/vf/EAGLES17

East Alton-Wood River Oilers:
Stop by at Walmart Wood River, 610 Wesley Dr, Wood River, IL from 4-6pm.
Give online at: http://igfn.us/vf/OILERS17

Hancock Park Tigers:
Stop by at Dierbergs South County, 2516 Lemay Ferry Rd, 10am-2pm.
Give online at: http://igfn.us/vf/TIGERS17

Maplewood-Richmond Heights Blue Devils:
Stop by at Sam’s Club, 2100 Maplewood Commons Dr, Maplewood, MO 63143.
Give online at: http://igfn.us/vf/BLUEDEVILS17

Roxana Shells:
Stop by at Walmart Wood River, 610 Wesley Dr, Wood River, IL from 10am-4pm.
Give online at: http://igfn.us/vf/ROXANA17

 

Support an Angel this Christmas!

Beginning Wednesday, November 22nd, visit one of our public Angel Tree locations across the St. Louis area to grab a tag — Click here to view locations below!

angeltreeFamilies who are struggling to meet the financial demands of day-to-day life question how they might provide a gift or two for their children on Christmas Day. Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning. And thanks to supporters of The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, thousands of children will find this waiting under their Christmas trees this year.

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program provides toys for children of families in need through the support of donors.  Found in local companies and corporations, Angel Trees are decorated with numbered paper angel tags with the age and gender of a child in need of presents. Contributors remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase appropriate gifts for a child or children described on the tags.  The donated gifts are displayed at Toy Town and parents are empowered to select gifts that will bring their child joy for the holidays.  Please consider hosting a Teen Angel Tree. One of the greatest needs in our city is to provide toys to teens in our community.

Angel Tree tag distribution begins on November 1st and the toys will be collected on Dec. 4ththrough Dec. 8th.  We ask that the toys are new and unwrapped.  Toys can be delivered to our Toy Town location — 1225 South Florissant Road, St Louis, MO 63121 or you can schedule to have the toys picked up at your office on Dec 4th through Dec 8th.

 

2017 Toy Town

11440152906_dbfa4ba923_zFor more than a decade, the popular Toy Town program has helped ensure more St. Louis children wake up to a present under their tree on Christmas morning. It also provides families with vouchers to purchase groceries for Christmas dinner.

In order to qualify, Toy Town applicants (households with at least one child under 17-years-old) must meet at least 125-percent of the federal poverty guideline, and General Assistance applications (households with no children under 17-years-old) must meet at least 150-percent of the federal poverty guideline. All applicants must bring to registration a photo ID; Social Security cards for all household members; proof of income – including child support, food stamps, etc.; and a piece of mail with the applicant’s current address.