Making a Difference for Thousands of Back-to-Schoolers!

Thursday, July 19, 2012
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As much as it always hurt to say goodbye to summer, the beginning of the new school year was always a little exciting. New clothes, new crayons, new friendships! But for some kids, returning to school can be a reminder of what they don’t have.

So once again and with your help, The Salvation Army will be providing disadvantaged kids with the right tools and confidence for success in the classroom through our back-to-school initiatives.

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A Simple Pair of New Shoes

Thursday, July 19, 2012
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Chanya and Mercedes were on the hunt for matching shoes Tuesday morning. After a long search, the twosome, both 10, found the perfect pair of black tennis shoes, one with pink accents and one with purple. They giggled with excitement.

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Sick of sweating? Visit The Salvation Army!

Monday, July 2, 2012
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Before I began working at The Salvation Army, I used to think homeless shelters were in full capacity during the winter months only, a warm respite from the…

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Kroc Center Brings Hope to Chicago’s South Side

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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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,…

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Doctor, Soldier, Musician & Healer

Monday, June 18, 2012
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The following interview was featured in War Cry, a national publication of The Salvation Army. Click here to subscribe online. **** USAF Major Bethany Mikles enjoys a challenging…

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Setting an Example

Friday, June 15, 2012
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With Father’s Day just days away, the June issue of War Cry of The Salvation Army contained many inspiring stories about fathers’ roles and how parents influence children throughout their lifetime. Tammy Darling wrote “Dad, Someone is Watching,” focusing on how important it is for parents to live as role models for their children, reminding us that “being a parent implies that God has ordained you to lead by example.”

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Salvation Army in the Islands: Part Two

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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While participating in the mission trip in the Turks and Caicos Islands, we were able to visit a government-sponsored school called New Beginnings, a place for students whose parents cannot afford private school and for teens who are troubled. Among the students are girls who are either pregnant or have already become mothers, and Haitian-born kids who live on the island and are rejected.

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Indiana Advisory Board Member Donates Playground

Thursday, June 7, 2012
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Beyond the confines of a brick wall outside The Salvation Army’s Ruth Lilly Shelter for Women and Children, youngsters screamed and giggled.

They chased one another through the mulch covered playground, only stopping to climb or bounce on the obstacles that happened to land in their path.

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NFL Stars Support SA Youth Programs in Iowa

Friday, May 18, 2012
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Want to meet NFL stars, Tim Dwight, Brian Ferentz and LeVar Woods? The Salvation Army – Johnson County in Iowa City, IA wants to give you the opportunity…

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Josie has our vote: 6th Grader composes song about SA!

Thursday, May 17, 2012
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Josie Vote, a 6th grader from La Vista School in Papillion, NE might have just made this National Salvation Army Week the best ever!

Why? As part of her Gifted Education Plan (GEP), her goal was to learn about The Salvation Army and compose a song explaining what the organization does along with promoting volunteerism and donating. She did just that and sang it beautifully in a song titled, “We Are The Salvation Army.”

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