It’s that time again, when The Salvation Army prepares to help hundreds of families in in the St. Petersburg/South Pinellas County area with gifts of love and hope for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
BELL RINGING: Nov. 11 – Dec. 24
Change Goes In. Change Comes Out! Give Hope!
A special goal is to increase the number of Volunteer Bell Ringers this year. The annual Red Kettle Christmas fundraising campaign started in 1891 when a Salvation Army Captain in San Francisco set up a crab pot at Oakland Ferry Landing to collect donations to feed the poor at Christmas. The campaign has since become one of the longest-running and most recognizable fundraising efforts in the world.
Be an ambassador to the community for The Salvation Army. Your club, group or company employees can ring bells at a community location to help us raise funds and give hope to families in our community. Minimum shift is two hours but why don’t you take a day and ask your friends to ring?
Holiday Assistance Calendar
Donated trucks, drivers and loaders needed to pick up and unload food from schools Nov 14-18 and Nov 28 – Dec 2 – 8:30am-4:30pm
Oct. 17-19 Assist Social Service staff in taking applications for community families requesting holiday assistance. Hours are flexible: Monday and Wednesday 8:45am – 12pm and 12:45pm – 3:30pm; Tuesday 1:45 to 7:30pm.
Nov. 12 – Dec. 10
Volunteers are needed at the Angel Tree Booth located inside Tyrone Square Mall (by JCPenney). Hours are flexible from 10am to 9pm Monday through Saturday. Minimum 2 -hour shift.
To volunteer email Tamara.Santos@uss.salvationarmy.org.
To ‘host’ an Angel Tree in your office/lobby/store/church. Contact Holly.Harmon@uss.salvationarmy.org
Come help prepare, set-up/serve/clean-up after the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Meal times are 8am-4pm for our residents and community.
Come help prepare/serve/clean up after the Community Christmas Dinner. Meal times are from 2-4pm for our residents and community.
Come help sort through the canned food collected from the school drive and bag Christmas meals to be distributed to families. December 5 -9 flexible hours 8:30am – 4pm – Lifting may be required
Dec. 12 – 14
Help sort and package toys for children in the community.
Hours are flexible from 8:30am – 4pm Monday through Wednesday.
Dec. 15 – 16
Distribution of food, toys and other assistance to approximately 1000 families from the community. Flexible hours from 8:30am – 4pm each day.
Jan. 3 – 31
Check dates and stock food donated to our Social Services Department in the pantry. 9:00am-4:00pm Monday – Friday.