Hampton Roads Kroc Center is Now Open!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
10329212_752296514815078_6727942019524739625_n

After nearly a decade in the making, The Salvation Army’s Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center of Hampton Roads in Norfolk, Virginia officially opened its doors! The grand…

Read More

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund Donates $64,000 To Kroc Center in Camden, New Jersey!

Friday, May 3, 2013
935042_332455226880603_1535988824_n

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) hit a home run by generously donated $64,574 to The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Camden, New Jersey!…

Read More

Kroc Center Opens in Memphis, Tennessee!

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Building

The Salvation Army’s Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center of Memphis, Tennessee joyfully opened their doors on Saturday, February 23 for an open house after eight years in…

Read More

Kroc Center Brings Hope to Chicago’s South Side

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Salvation Army, Kroc Community Center, Kroc Chicago, Youth, Family, Low-income, South side

4,000! That’s how many Chicagoans attended the grand opening of the long-awaited Salvation Army Kroc Corps Community Center on June 16. The 167,000 square foot center didn’t disappoint,…

Read More

Caring Magazine’s Latest Features a “Kroc” of Inspiration

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Click on the image to subscribe!

I just received the latest issue of Caring Magazine, The Salvation Army Western Territory‘s quarterly publication  that features themes of social significance and stories of human goodness, practical assistance and love. The…

Read More

Holy Week Events at the Kroc Centers

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

In light of Holy Week and the approaching weekend, Happy Easter from all of us at The Salvation Army!

In addition the regularly scheduled worship services of Salvation Army locations nationwide, many of The Salvation Army Kroc Community Centers are hosting events in celebration of the Easter holiday.

Check out the list below to see what’s happening in your area. Click on the linked words for more information. We hope you’ll stop by for workout or worship!

Read More

Kroc Centers: For Physical & Spiritual Fitness!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

We were delighted to hear about Philadelphia native Patricia Imms who lost 130 pounds (and counting) in just one year through regular exercise at her local Salvation Army Kroc Community Center.

No matter your age or personal health status, the Kroc Community Centers are meeting the needs of their communities by offering solutions for improving all around health at an affordable cost.

Read More

Championship Banners Fly High at Kroc Center

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

***

Ever dreamed of being a professional basketball or hockey player? You can make that dream come true today and tomorrow at the gymnasium of The Salvation Army’s Kroc Center in Boston, MA.

For two days only, 17 NBA World Championship banners of the Boston Celtics and six NHL Stanley Cup Champion banners of the Boston Bruins will fly from the rafters at the Kroc Center– a temporary relocation from TD Garden while the NCAA Eastern Regional Finals fly their own banners at the games March 22 & 24.

Read More

This Weekend: You’re Invited to Kroctoberfest!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Leaves are spinning, the temperatures are dropping, and there’s crispness in the air that stirs up a special nostalgia experienced only in the unique month of October. As we anticipate the coming holidays, newly formed Salvation Army Kroc Centers throughout the country are creating their own fall tradition: KROCTOBERFEST.

The real question remains: Is RJ Kroc of German heritage? Either way, the name is an appropriate title for the annual celebration of fall at the Kroc Centers.

While many Kroc Centers have started their Kroctobers already, this coming weekend is jam-packed with events for the communities surrounding the Centers.

To name just a few, here are some of the Kroc locations offering events this weekend.

San Francisco, CA: Spiders will be spinning webs at the San Francisco Kroc Center’s 4th Anniversary Halloween Carnival, which takes place on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Admission is free for all children and their families. Children and their families will be able to enjoy a host of activities, food, and games – including bowling, sharp shooter, mini golf, cake walk, ping-pong, and as a special addition the courtyard bounce house. Prizes will also be awarded for the best costumes, with a congratulatory hug from R.J Kroc, our friendly and always-popular 7-foot mascot. Learn more.

Coeur d’Alene, ID: The Kroc Center of Coeur d’Alene is hosting a concert on Friday night, October 28- the Panhandle Polecats will be stirring up some bluegrass for only $8 per ticket. The weekend will conclude with an expected 3,000 guests at gigantic “Wild West” themed Halloween party, complete with bounce houses, booths, movies in the theater, and of course – Mr. RJ Kroc himself! Learn more.

San Diego, CA: On Saturday, October 29, The Kroc Center of San Diego will be hosting the annual Boo Bash Halloween Carnival. From 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., you can enjoy ice-skating, carnival games, bounce houses, rock climbing and, what else? “Trick-or-Treating”! Not a member? The price is only $2 for entrance. Learn more.

Atlanta, GA: The Kroc Center of Atlanta is hosting a Senior Fall Ball on Sunday, October 30th. Guests can enjoy a nice meal, live music and dancing. On October 31, join in the Family Fun! Chosen Vessels, a Christian dance group, will be performing. The night will also include activities for teens and children. Learn more.

Augusta, GA: While “Kroctoberfest” may have happened last Saturday, there is still plenty going on this weekend at The Kroc Center of Augusta. Aptly titled Kroptoberfest, the Center is hosting a scrapbooking party from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., followed by “Trunk or Treat” for members, guests and staff. Child-friendly costumes are welcome and prizes will be awarded. Learn more.

Kerrville, TX: Join the Kroc Center of Kerrville, TX for Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 29. Free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the event includes games, pumpkin patch, food, face painting, and bounce houses. Learn more.

Omaha, NE: The Kroc Center of Omaha is hosting a Pumpkin Patch Party on Monday, October 31 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Not a member? The price is only $5 for entry! Also a bonus: The first 200 kids get a free bag of treats. Learn more.

And this isn’t all. There are plenty of events happening this weekend at Kroc Centers nationwide. These events are provided as part of The Salvation Army Kroc Centers’ mission of providing safe and secure family events within communities. We hope you will join in your local Kroctoberfest: celebrating fall, fellowship and friends at your local Kroc Center!

You can find more info on all of the Kroc Centers and their Facebook pages by visiting our website here. Don’t miss out on the family fun!

Read More

Thousands Gather for Kroc Center Grand Opening

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The grand opening of The Salvation Army Kroc Community Center of Quincy, IL brought thousands of community members together on Sunday afternoon. Following a ribbon cutting ceremony, guests had an exciting sneak peak at the finished product – one they’ve been waiting to see since the project began seven years ago. Soon-to-be members strolled through the gleaming hallways and admired the grand state-of-the-art amenities which became officially available to the public on Monday.

Grand it is! The beautifully constructed community center boasts an aquatic center, rock wall, worship and performance center, gym and day care center.

Upon her passing, donor Joan Kroc left The Salvation Army $1.5 billion for the development of approximately 30 Kroc Center’s across the country. The centers are intended to create positive effects on the surrounding areas – strengthening the family and community bond, bettering the economy and creating opportunities to grow and learn.

As part of her gift, she asked that the communities wishing to acquire a community center be capable of raising half of the money needed for the project- an effort to ensure sustainability. We admire communities such as Quincy that were able to organize, fundraise and establish the needed community support.

The best part? Memberships are very affordable! These can be purchased on an annual or monthly basis with prices ranging from $336 per year for an individual to $600 per year for a family. Want to know how you can become part of the Kroc Community in Quincy? Contact Angie Duerr at 855-872-5762.

Check out the video above to get a closer look at all of the fun options available to members!

For more information on The Salvation Army Kroc Centers, please visit our website at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org.

Read More