Red Kettle fundraising goal for 2017 - $315,000

Starting Friday, November 10th you'll see our iconic red kettles around beautiful Sioux Falls.  From November 10th to December 23rd bell ringers will be out at local stores ringing a bell to raise money for those in need.  Please consider making a donation.  No cash?  You can donate online by clicking on the red "Donate Now" button at the top of this page, mailing a check to 800 N. Cliff Avenue or by texting "SiouxFalls" to 71777.  It's that easy.  Please consider making a gift that will impact lives during the holiday's and throughout the upcoming year.  

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The Holiday's are coming and it truly takes an Army! 

   

Opportunities for Involvement at The Salvation Army in Sioux Falls:

Donate a gently worn or new coat through KDLT’s Coats for All program.  Donation containers are placed at all Billion Auto locations. Donations may also be dropped off at The Salvation Army - 800 N. Cliff Avenue. 

Make a monetary donation at your local HYVEE through their Operation Smiles program.  Donations collected during October 25th to 31st benefit The Salvation Army

Thanksgiving Basket Distribution on Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th.   Food donations and volunteers are needed.

Bell Ringers are needed starting Friday, November 10th through December 23rd to assist us in raising $315,000 for our annual Red Kettle Campaign.  At least a two hour time commitment is needed.  When The Salvation Army does not have a bell ringer present at a red kettle, people do not donate.  Money raised helps support all our holiday activities and our social service programs throughout the coming new year.  Call Marcie at 605-338-6649 ext. 317 to volunteer.               

Angel Tree at the Empire Mall begins on Friday, November 24th.  The Angel Tree program is a toy drive to benefit our Christmas/Toy Town distribution.  All gifts are given to local families in need.  The Salvation Army is required to have someone man the tree from the time the mall opens until it closes.  Volunteers are needed.  Please call Emily at 605-338-6649 ext. 312 to volunteer. 

Christmas Basket applications will be taken November 27th through December 2nd at 900 N. Cliff Avenue.  Volunteers are needed to assist community members with their application.  Last year, The Salvation Army provided over 1400 baskets to local individuals and families.  Call Roger at 605-338-6649 ext. 316 to volunteer. 

Christmas Basket/Toy Town distribution will take place on December 19th & 20th at the First UMC.  Volunteers are needed to assist parents with choosing Christmas gifts for their children.  Call Marcie at 605-338-6649 ext. 317.

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Thank you to everyone for attending our Family Services Center Open House Today!

Our former Thrift Store building renovation has been completed!  We're so pleased to be able to provide a wonderful new place for those who are in need.  Thank you to the following companies for your support and hard work on this project:  Golden Rule Construction, RS Architects, Baumgartner's Electric, Prairie Sons HVAC, Redlinger Plumbing, Fischenich Painting, Carpet One, Dakota Acoustical, Kitchen & Windows, Creative Surfaces, Traffic Solutions, Splitrock Nursery and Johnson Plastering.

    

"Today we dedicate our new Social Services Center, while the building looks the same on the outside, the inside is all new, and that is what happens when people come to Christ, the outside looks the same but the inside is made completely new." Major Thomas E. Riggs

     

It took us some time, many prayers and lots of hard work, but it finally happened.  Starting the week of October 30th anyone needing assistance with rent, utilities, food pantry, Pathway of Hope mentorship, and work clothing will visit 900 N. Cliff Avenue between the hours of 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  No longer will people be lined up in a small waiting area when they come to meet with a caseworker.  Now we can offer them a nice comfortable place to wait.  Thank you to everyone for your prayers and support over the last three years while we made this vision a reality.  

 

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I am writing to thank you for your generous support of the work and ministry of The Salvation Army here in #SiouxFalls. Due to your support people across our community have received help with those basic necessities of life; food, clothing, and shelter. Children are instructed in brass instruments, take part in character building activities, and are fed. Older adults take part in monthly activities, food, and fellowship. Commodity Food Boxes are provided to over 400 older adults on a monthly basis. Our outreach to adults and children is made possible by your ongoing support.

Yet we have some pressing needs. This past winter was extremely hard on all of us. Would you help? I know many of you are receiving requests for support, but I am asking if you would consider helping us in one of the following areas?

$500 provides a Pathway of Hope family with housing assistance
$350 provides one evening of meals through our weekend Sallie’s Table feeding program
$250 provides house painting for a senior
$200 provides transitional housing for a veteran
$150 assists a family with their rent
$100 assists a family with a utility payment
$ 75 assists someone with work clothing or tools for a new job
$ 50 provides an individual or family with a visit to our food pantry
$ 35 provides a child with a trip to summer camp in Nebraska

The Salvation Army will use your generous gift where they can do the most good for those in need. Donations may be mailed to The Salvation Army, 800 N. Cliff Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, made through our website at sasiouxfalls.org (just click the “Donate Now” button at the top of the page) or by texting “SiouxFalls” to 71777.

Thank you for your generosity and continued support.

Major Thomas E. Riggs
#SalvationArmy

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Sallie's Table in need of Volunteers

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 Priestleyat 605-338-6649 ext. 317 or marcie_priestley@usc.salvationarmy.org