Christmas Applications for Assistance Now Accepted

The Salvation Army operates two distinct processes for assistance at Christmastime, one in Quincy, Illinois and one process in Hannibal, Missouri. If you are in need of assistance, please follow the instructions for your location.



The Salvation Army will begin taking applications in Quincy for Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Town on Monday, November 16th through Thursday, November 19th from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm, and on Saturday, November 21st from 9:00am to 12:00pm in the Worship Theater of the Kroc Center.

Applicants should bring a photo ID, proof of household  income, proof of residence, and a medical card or social security cards; verification of household members.

Applicants who are approved for assistance, will receive an appointment time to receive their basket and toys on either December 16th or 17th. The distribution site will be the old Phillips Furniture building at 3rd & Broadway in Quincy.

For more information in Quincy, contact The Salvation Army at (217) 222-5762.


Hannibal, Missouri:

The Salvation Army will begin taking applications in Hannibal for Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Town from now until Tuesday, December 1 at the Hannibal Family Store.

Applicants should bring a photo ID, proof of household  income, proof of residence, and a medical card or social security cards; verification of household members.

Distribution will be on December 16th from 9am to 4pm at the former Family Dollar store at 200 Steamboat Bend Shopping Center in Hannibal.

For more information in Hannibal, contact The Salvation Army at (573) 221-7072.

2015 Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign Kick-Off

2015 Christmas Campaign Little Girl with Kettle

The Quincy Salvation Army began the Christmas season with our annual Tree of Lights Christmas kick-off event during a luncheon on Thursday, November 12 at 11:30am at the Emergency Shelter/Family Services facility at 501 Broadway. This year’s campaign chairs, Bill and Chris Daniels, were officially introduced along with the announcement of the 2015 campaign goal, which is $400,000.

Each year community leaders step up to serve as honorary chairs of the Christmas campaign, further extending the outreach and effectiveness of the efforts of The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is pleased to announce Bill and Chris Daniels as our 2015 Christmas Campaign Chairs.

The Salvation Army provides a variety of programs and services to assist families in need in the greater Adams County area. Following are a few examples of ways The Salvation Army has given a hand up to our neighbors in need.

The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter & Family Services provided the following assistance during 2015:
– 17,822 individual instances of assistance were given.
– 491 individuals received 4,674 nights of lodging at the Emergency Shelter.
– 18,304 meals were provided to shelter residents.
– 931 individuals participated in life skills classes.
– 2,227 food boxes were provided to families through the food pantry

Also, during the 2014 Holiday Season…
– 1,250 families received Christmas Food Baskets.
– 5,989 toys were distributed for Christmas.
– 901 individuals were provided dinner on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Volunteers are an important part of the Christmas season and are needed to assist with many Christmas programs and activities, especially bell ringing. Please contact Jeremy Koren for more information about volunteer opportunities at (217) 231-5633.

Salvation Army Seeking Bell Ringers Ahead of Holiday Season


With the Christmas season upon us, The Salvation Army is once again looking for volunteers to ring bells at red kettle locations in Quincy, Hannibal, Palmyra, Canton, and Pittsfield. Volunteers can sign up online at for shifts as short as two hours, or they can “Adopt-A-Kettle” for a day using the same website.

In addition to volunteer positions, paid positions are also available this season. Paid positions are considered part-time, temporary, and applicants must be available from the “First Day of Kettles” starting Friday, November 13 and lasting through December 24. Applications for these positions are available at the Kroc Center Welcome Desk, located at 405 Vermont Street in Quincy. Applications are also available at the Salvation Army Family Store in Hannibal, located at 302 Broadway.

The bell ringing season begins on Friday, November 13th and ends Thursday December 24th. The hours for bell ringing are Monday through Friday 11:00am – 8:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am – 7:00pm. Gather your friends and family to help your fellow man this Christmas season by “Doing the Most Good” with The Salvation Army.

For more information please contact Jeremy Koren at 217-231-5633.


Salvation Army Honors Mary Oakley For Service


Mary Oakley has long been a loyal advocate and servant of the Quincy Salvation Army. This month, Oakley’s term as Salvation Army Board Chair came to an end. Oakley was honored at a recent Salvation Army event, highlighting her achievements and thanking her for her dedicated service over the years.

“I think I came in [around] 1984,” said Oakley. “I worked on the Thrift Store committee most of my years. I co-chaired with the late Lil Keller at the banquet celebrating 125 years of The Salvation Army being in Quincy.”

In addition to her duties as Board Chair, Oakley remained busy and involved with many different facets of the Quincy Salvation Army. She served on committees for Christmas and The Salvation Army Thrift Store, and also took part in many of the Salvation Army’s Social Services programs, such as serving the breadline.

“I worked on and was Chair of the Nominating Committee. I served as Christmas Chair for a year as well,” she continues.

Oakley also has enjoyed participating in the annual Salvation Army Ring A Bell Run.

Regarding her time spent serving the Army, Oakley offered, “My hat goes off to the dedicated and compassionate staff that we have at the Kroc, our new Family Store, and the Family Services Shelter. We are blessed with an exceptional group of associates.”

Hannibal Salvation Army Celebrates 125 Years With Riverboat Cruise

The Hannibal Salvation Army celebrated its 125th anniversary with a dinner cruise aboard the Mark Twain Riverboat on Thursday, August 20th. Retired Salvation Army Majors Ed & Marge Jarvis, who once served in Hannibal, returned for “A Magical Night On The Mississippi.” The evening included a brass ensemble from Kansas City and a performance gospel magic show from the Majors. Proceeds from the night help support the Hannibal Salvation Army food pantry and social services programs.

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Maine Street Thrift Store to Close on Friday, August 21

In preparation for the opening of our new Family Store at 425 Broadway, the former store on Maine Street will conduct its last day of business on Friday, August 21, one day earlier than originally planned.

The new Salvation Army Family Store will open at 9:00am approximately one week later, on Saturday, August 29.

See our Family Stores menu tab and other articles for more information about the new store.

Salvation Army Prepares To Celebrate Grand Opening Of New Family Store

Family Store Grand Opening website

The brand new Salvation Army Family Store at 425 Broadway in Quincy is set to open its doors to the public on Saturday, August 29 beginning at 9am.

With the closing of the old location at 812 Maine, the new 25,000 square foot facility boasts an impressive area full of secondhand items, as well as a drive-thru donation bay. The new facility also offers on-site parking — amenities which were lacking at the store’s former location.

The grand opening of the new store will begin at 9am on Saturday, August 29th, with the store remaining open to the public until its 7pm closing time.

For more information, please contact Family Store Manager, Scott Andrews by calling (217) 224-5998.


New Quincy Salvation Army Family Store Now Accepting Donations

The Salvation Army’s new Family Store at 425 Broadway has begun accepting donations of good used clothing and home goods as of Wednesday, August 12th. Hours for accepting donations are 9am to 7pm.

The Salvation Army’s former store on Maine Street will remain open until Saturday, August 22nd. However, it is currently closed to further donations. The new Family Store has a planned grand opening date of Saturday, August 29th.

The new Family Store features a unique drive-thru donation bay on the west side of the building to make dropping off donated goods quick and easy. It is a 25,000 square foot facility that features approximately 16,000 square feet of retail space. All proceeds from goods sold benefit The Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter at 501 Broadway.

For information on what items are accepted and unable to be accepted, please click the following link.

The Salvation Army Aids City In Storm Recovery



The Salvation Army served the city of Quincy following a recent storm that left the town in a state of emergency. Lunch and dinner was provided at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center on Tuesday, July 14th, and the Family Services Center from Wednesday, July 15th through Friday, July 17th.

Through the use of mobile feeding units or Canteens, The Salvation Army also served those who could not otherwise get to the feeding sites. Meals and water were distributed to individuals and families, as well as workers and volunteers assisting with the cleanup of the city.

“One of the main missions of The Salvation Army is to serve our community. We wanted to help the community get back on its feet after one of the worst storms that Quincy has seen in recent years. We provided meals and bottles of water to those in need and to those assisting with the recovery efforts,” stated Seasonal Events Coordinator, Jeremy Koren. “Having been raised in Quincy, it is inspiring to see a community come together for one common goal. From everyone at The Salvation Army, to public officials, to all the volunteers willing to give up a Saturday or Sunday in an effort to help their neighbor, Quincy truly is a great place to live.”

Supporting the Adams County Emergency Management Agency and coordinating efforts with the American Red Cross, a total of 3,399 meals and 2,568 bottles of water were provided to residents, workers, and volunteers throughout the city following the storm.

Salvation Army Seeking Volunteers Ahead of New Family Store Opening

TSA Family Store Help Wanted

The Salvation Army will be opening the new Family Store this August. In preparation for the opening of this store, which supports our Emergency Family Shelter, volunteers are needed to sort and hang clothing. Our temporary, air-conditioned sorting site is the former McDonald Stove building at the corner of 3rd and Maine. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday for a three to four hour shift. If you or your organization would like to volunteer your time, please contact Family Store Manager, Scott Andrews by calling 217-506-0229 to schedule hours.