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.
The Quincy Salvation Army Christmas Campaign Chairs, the John and Carrie Lavery family, have announced the completion of a successful 2013 Christmas Campaign. The Quincy campaign goal of $390,000 was exceeded with a total raised of $393,645. The Hannibal Salvation Army Christmas Campaign raised $87,519 which was just short of the $90,000 goal for Hannibal.
The Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign is The Salvation Army’s major fund raising effort each year. Money raised during the campaign helps provide Christmas assistance as well as funding for programs and services that help individuals and families in the greater Adams County area on a daily basis. Over the past few years, the number of people receiving assistance from The Salvation Army has steadily increased due to the economy.
This holiday season the following assistance was given to the Quincy/Hannibal area: 1,200 families received Christmas food baskets. 1,632 children received toys and gifts from the Toy Town projects in Quincy and Hannibal. 498 meals were served on Thanksgiving, and 384 meals were served on Christmas Day.
The Salvation Army is grateful to the 2,084 volunteers who donated 5,071 hours of volunteer service to help make all of this possible.
The Salvation Army also appreciates the many individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses that supported our effort by donating food, toys, time and money to make the 2013 Christmas Campaign a success.
A special thank you goes to our Christmas Chairs, the John and Carrie Lavery family, for all the hard work and effort that went into helping us surpass the Christmas Campaign goal. We couldn’t have done it without you!
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.
Scott Andrews – Thrift Store Manager
Phone: (217) 224-5998
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
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.