Salvation Army Junior Golf with First Tee of South Dakota
The Salvation Army is pleased to announce a new exciting partnership for children ages 7 to 17 with First Tee of South Dakota. Each Monday starting on June 6th The Salvation Army will be taking children to Elmwood Golf Course to participate in First Tee. We'll be hosting a Parent/Child Informational night on Wednesday, April 27th at 6:30 pm. The meeting will take place at The Salvation Army of Sioux Falls- 800 N. Cliff Avenue. Coralee the Pro for Elmwood Golf Course and the Director for First Tee will be on hand to answer questions and sign children up for this summer. The Salvation Army with the help of Dave Riffey will be providing membership for each child, transportation to the program, a t-shirt and tennis shoes. This program is FREE. Please join us as we prepare for a wondeful summer of golf with First Tee of South Dakota. Below is more information and a registration form. Any questions, call Marcie Gothard or Major Belinda Riggs at 605-338-6649.
The First Tee of South Dakota at Elmwood Golf Course improves the lives of young people by providing educational programs and learning environments that build character, instill life enchancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. The First Tee Life Skills experience enables participants to learn valuable lessons about the importance of maintaining a positive attitude; how to make decisions by thinking about the possible consequences and how to define and set goals from the golf course to everyday life. Participants learn about themselves and others through a range of experiences enhancing their golf skills as well as their fundamental values for life. As their opportunities on the golf course expand, so do the opportunities for their futures.
All participants receive yardage books & bag tags so their progress can be observed as they advance within The First Tee certification levels of PLAYer, Par, Birdie, Eagle and Ace. At each certification level, participants are introduced to new golf skills and life skills. Life skills such as Meet & Greet, Character Development, Conflict Resolution, Dreams, Goals, Building a Go-to team, and Appreciating Diversity. The First Tee provides tremondous opportunities for young people to achieve success both in golf and in life.
For additional information about First Tee visit: www.thefirstteesouthdakota.org.
Caring for Seniors
The Salvation Army has three separate programs that support our local seniors: 1. Senior Neighbor Luncheon, 2. Senior Food Commodity Boxes and 3. Community Cares visitations and gifts
Senior Neighborh Luncheon
On the first Thursday of each month The Salvation Army hosts seniors for a time of food, fellowship and fun. Below are pictures from our March event.
Senior Food Commodity Box Distribution
On the second Thursday of each month The Salvation Army, with the help of local volunteers, distributes 7 to 8 tons of food through our Senior Food Commodity Box program. This program is a partnership with the State of South Dakota and Feeding South Dakota. Below are pictures from our March distribution.
Twice a year Salvation Army volunteers visit residents at local care facilities. Each facility receives either a gift for their activities department or a gift for each individual resident. This project takes months of planning. The visitations take place prior to Easter and Christmas. We're so very thankful for our Community Care volunteers for taking the time to make those who are in care facilities feel loved and cherished. Our next distribution will take place on Sunday, March 13th. For more information about Community Cares, please visit our page on this website: http://sasiouxfalls.org/siouxfallssouthdakota/SalvationArmySiouxFallsProgramsCommunityCaresMinistry
Families Eating Smart with SDSU Extension & The Salvation Army
FREE cooking classes at The Salvation Army of Sioux Falls in partnership with Becky Phillips with SDSU Extension. The SDSU Extension, Minnehaha County EFNEP program is offering FREE nutrition/cooking classes to families who are in charge of feeding a child/children. The program is designed to help you and your family learn to prepare healthy recipes, stretch your food dollars, increase physical activity, and understand food safety. All class materials are provided so participants have the opportunity to practice how to prepare healthier meals.
There are a total of three classes starting March 28, April 4 and April 11. Each class starts at 10:00 am and ends by 11:30 am at The Salvation Army (800 N. Cliff Avenue). Each week you'll receive the ingredients from the recipe we make and after finishing all three classes you will receive a gift card to HYVEE, plus other gifts!
Come join Becky for an enjoyable experience as you learn about healthy food options, recipes and ways to make your food dollars go further for your family. Call 605-338-6649 to sign up today.
Sallie's Table in need of Volunteers
Sallie's Table is The Salvation Army's weekend feeding program. It begin in 2003 as a mobile feeding program. The meals were served downtown. By the Spring of 2004, the need had increased to the point that it was no longer feasible to serve mobile meals. The decision was made to move the program to The Salvation Army's building at 800 N. Cliff Avenue . The program has remained in operation at this location for for the past 13 years. The Salvation Army serves a meal every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year. Meals are served from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Volunteers are needed to help serve meals. To volunteer, please contact Marcie Gothard at 605-338-6649 ext. 317 or email@example.com.
"All are welcome around Sallie's Table at The Salvation Army".
Did You Know?
The Salvation Army of Sioux Falls offers a program on the second Thursday of the month called Senior Food Commodity Box Distribution? Every month 7 to 8 tons of food are given to local seniors in Lincoln and Minnehaha counties. This program is a partnership with the State of South Dakota and Feeding South Dakota. We have 600 seniors on our distribution list. Every month volunteers are needed to assist with the distribution of the boxes. Around 200 are delivered in Sioux Falls. Specifically, volunteers are needed to distribute cheese, assist seniors with taking the boxes to their vehicles and /or ride along on a delivery route with Salvation Army peronal in a Salvation Army vehicle. To volunteer, please contact Marcie Gothard at 605-338-6649 ext. 317 or firstname.lastname@example.org