Christmas is supposed to be a time of happiness and hope as we celebrate the birth of our Savior with family and friends. For many people on the First Coast, however, hunger, poverty and the cold prevent them from experiencing the joy of the season. With your help, The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida brings the miracle of Christmas to thousands of people each year through a variety of community programs.
Red Kettle Campaign
Be a part of a historical and international tradition by volunteering to ring a bell at one of our kettle locations this holiday season! You can volunteer as an individual or a group. Contact Ashlee Casey, our Kettle Coordinator, for more information at 904-301-4852. or fill out an interest form at the bottom of this page.
You can share the joy of Thanksgiving by donating a fresh or frozen turkey to help feed those folks who may otherwise go hungry on Thanksgiving Day. We will accept turkey donations in November. Check back as Thanksgiving approaches for more details.
Thanksgiving Grocery Bags
Our Food Pantry distributes Thanksgiving bags each November so families can enjoy a wonderful home-cooked meal for this holiday. Please consider providing items for families in need... they will be so thankful.
Whole Turkey (frozen) or turkey breast
Cans of cranberry sauce
Cans of green beans
Cans of cream of mushroom soup
Cans of french-fried onions
Boxes of stuffing
Cans of sweet potatoes
Cans of regular or creamed corn
Rolls (fresh or frozen)
Frozen pies (cannot be homemade)
Through this program, thousands of children get to experience the delight of opening gifts on Christmas day. The Angel Tree, displayed at Orange Park Mall and NE Florida businesses, holds the names of children for whom you or your group/company can purchase new clothing and toys. Interested in adopting a family of children, or a large quantity of angels? Call (904) 301-4782 for more information.
A makeshift Christmas toy shop is temporarily set up during the month of December and pre-registered families have appointments to pick up their Angel bags filled with toys, clothing and stockings for their children. Consider donating new toys and clothing to fill up this magical shop.
Individuals, families, churches, businesses and civic groups from the community volunteer to stuff stockings full of toys and non-perishable items for needy children in Northeast Florida.
Jacksonville Area Command
328 North Ocean St. Jacksonville, FL 32202
Clay County Corps
2795 County Road 220, Middleburg, FL 32068
St. John’s County Worship Center
1425 Old Dixie Highway, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Nassau County Hope House
410 S. 9th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034