50 Years of Dressing Angels

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The Salvation Army, Women’s Auxiliary Sponsors 50th Annual Dress an Angel

This year, as in the past 49, the women will provide a new “Easter Outfit” and Bible for over 300 children in the Quincy Area.

Area churches, community groups and organizations and many individuals through the years have donated items and financial support for this program. We want to continue this wonderful collaborating effort to share with families in our community. So again this year we request community support for this on-going program where need continues to increase.

You can assist the Women’s Auxiliary by donating new purchased clothing (children’s sizes infant to 16/18) or with a financial donation for the purchase of new clothing, Bibles or personal care items.

The Dress an Angel distribution day is April 12, 2014, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Donations would be appreciated by March 31, 2014.

Applications will be taken from 1:00 to 3:00pm, Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 20 at the Family Service Center at 501 Broadway in Quincy. For more information about this program contact The Salvation Army Family Services at 217.222.2087.

Both of Our Thrift Stores Accept Donated Vehicles

 

The Salvation Army gladly accepts donated vehicles. Why park it, when you can donate it.

The Salvation Army gladly accepts donated vehicles. Why park it, when you can donate it.

 

Do you have an older model vehicle that still runs but is unneeded or unwanted? Both our Salvation Army Thrift Stores now accept vehicles as donations!

When you donate your car, boat, motorcycle, truck or RV to The Salvation Army, you’re helping us heal broken lives and assist individuals on the road to recovery. Your used vehicle will help change the road ahead for someone who’s lost direction. Proceeds from the sale of your donated automobile are used to help fund The Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter and other family service programs in our area.

Please call (217) 224-5998 and we’ll pick up your car, boat, truck, motorcycle or RV at absolutely no charge and provide you with an IRS-approved receipt for your donation. Your tax deductible receipt will be provided at the time of pick-up and additional information will be mailed after your vehicle has been sold.

For more information contact:

Scott Andrews – Thrift Store Manager
Phone: (217) 224-5998
Hours: Monday-Saturday  9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

Email:  Scott_Andrews@usc.salvationarmy.org

The Salvation Army to Build New Thrift Store

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(L to R) Advisory Board Chair, Jo Kirlin; Social Services Committee Chair, Dale Stevenson; Thrift Store Manager, Scott Andrew; Emergency Shelter Manager, Heidi Welty; Thrift Store Committee Chair, Chris Larson.

Quincy, IL – The Salvation Army has purchased property between 4th and 5th Streets on Broadway in preparation for construction of a new Thrift Store. The sale of the property closed on Friday, October 11th, clearing the way for The Salvation Army to begin construction of a new facility, which is being designed by Architechnics, Inc. of Quincy.

Located directly across 5th Street from The Salvation Army John Gardner Stevenson Emergency Shelter & Family Services Center, the new approximately 25,000 square foot Thrift Store facility will feature the ability to accept donations through a covered drive-thru donation center, increased floor space, and a modern storefront design with parking on-site.

“Our intention is to move the operations of our existing store from Maine Street to the new location, and it is important for the public to understand why we are building this new store,” stated Senior Kroc Officer, Major Andrew Miller. “Our Thrift Store directly supports the homeless population, who rely on our Emergency Shelter. In fact, our store may be the only thrift store in the area that uses its proceeds solely for the purpose of funding a shelter. Our existing Thrift Store operations simply must be updated so that we can fulfill this need. “

Major Miller further stated, “This Thrift Store project is very different from the other recent projects we have completed in Quincy including the Kroc Center and the Emergency Shelter & Family Services Center. Those projects were largely funded through major donations and fundraising campaigns before we broke ground. We will be taking out a mortgage in order to initiate this project. That is how strongly we believe in it.”
The construction of the new store will serve to further consolidate The Salvation Army’s operations in Quincy into one central campus with its epicenter at 5th & Broadway, improving efficiency and reducing costs.