How to Make a Donation

Your donation to The Salvation Army makes a difference in the lives of men, women and children in need in our community.


There are many ways you can donate:

• Cash or Check • Trust and Life Income Agreements
• Charge Card • Gift of Life Insurance
• Gift Annuity • Will Bequest
• Gift of Stock Donate Now Online

Cash or Checks
Deliver or mail cash and checks to The Salvation Army, 405 Vermont Street, Quincy, IL 62301.

Charge Card
To make a gift by credit card to the Quincy Salvation Army, please call
Jin Ohnemus at 217-231-5670.

Gift Annuity
These contractual agreements pay a regular, generous, partially tax-free income for life, in return for an irrevocable gift of cash or negotiable securities.

Gift of Stock

Trust and Life Income AgreementCash, securities, or other property may be placed with The Salvation Army under various forms of these agreements whereby the donor receives income for life with The Salvation Army receiving the remainder interest after the death of the donor and/or his survivor beneficiaries.  These gift/investments provide significant tax advantages to the donors.

Gift of Life Insurance
A gift of this nature may be made by designating The Salvation Army as beneficiary, contingent beneficiary, or by assigning ownership of an insurance policy to The Salvation Army.

Will Bequest
Making out a will may not be at the top of your priority list, but if you don’t have one, it should be. Maybe you think you’re not that old, or that you have plenty of time to think about that later.  Don’t wait! Plan ahead!Did you know that a properly planned will, will allow you . . . to Control the distribution of your estate . . . to Help the less fortunate through a bequest to the charitable organization of your choice . . . to Plan for decreasing your estate and inheritance taxes . . . and to Avoid the distribution of your estate according to impersonal legal formulas rather than your own wishes.

Proper Will wording to make a bequest to the Quincy Salvation Army:

For the proper legal wording to ensure your gift supports Hometown Endowment or another Salvation Army program or service that is important to you, please contact Matt Schmidt by calling (217)-231-5694 or by email at

Peter Drucker says this about The Salvation Army . . .
“The Salvation Army is by far the most effective organization in the U.S. No one even comes close to it in respect to clarity of mission, ability to innovate, measurable results, dedication and putting money to maximum use.”

Drucker’s principal criteria for well-managed non-profits are: clarity of mission, innovative ability, clear definition of results, and willingness to measure performance.  Drucker says The Salvation Army qualifies on all grounds.  And when it comes to measuring results, it has one of the highest performance rates at the lowest cost.

“They know how to work with the poorest of the poor and the meanest of the mean,” says Drucker. – (Excerpt from August 11, 1997, edition of Forbes)

For more information, contact:
Patty Douglas – Development Director
Phone: (217) 231-5627


Matt Schmidt – Gifts Advisor
Phone: (217) 231-5694