The Quincy Salvation Army begins the holiday season with Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign Kick-Off

This years Christmas Campaign Chairs, the John & Dale Stevenson Family, announces the 2014 campaign goal.

This years Christmas Campaign Chairs, the John & Dale Stevenson Family, announces the 2014 campaign goal.

The Quincy Salvation Army began the Christmas season with our annual Tree of Lights Christmas kick-off event during a luncheon on Friday, November 14 at 12:00 Noon at the Emergency Shelter/Family Services facility at 501 Broadway. This year’s campaign chairs, the John & Dale Stevenson family, were officially introduced along with the announcement of the 2014 campaign goal, which is $393,000.

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 The Stevenson Family, John Jr., Dale, Jack & Alec as our 2014 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 2014:
- 9,722 individual instances of assistance were given.
- 465 individuals received 3,488 nights of lodging at the Emergency Shelter.
- 16,305 meals were provided to shelter residents.
- 1,389 individuals participated in life skills classes.
- 4,016 food boxes were provided to families through the food pantry

Also, during the 2013 Holiday Season…
- 1,200 families received Christmas Food Baskets.
- 1,705 children received toys for Christmas.
- 874 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 Alisa Elkins for more information about volunteer opportunities at (217) 231-5633.

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