TKO Graphix has participated in the Salvation Army annual Angel Tree toy drive the last six years. The Angel Tree toy drives helps children and families who are often over looked – working folks who are struggling. To qualify for the toy drive the parent must be working or going to school. The Salvation Army does an amazing job of getting funds and donations where they’re needed and not spent on administration costs. For example, with the Toy drive 100% of the proceeds go to children.
Doing the Most Good
“In these four words, our mission – to feed, to clothe, to comfort, to care. To rebuild broken homes and broken lives. By walking with the addicted, we can lead them to recovery. In fighting hunger and poverty, we can feed and nurture the spirit. And, in living and sharing the Christian Gospel by meeting tangible needs, we give the world a lasting display of the love behind our beliefs.” — Salvation Army USA about Page
The Salvation Army Helps those in Need Every Day of the Year
At this time of year it’s easy to think about the Salvation Army, the good they do, and their needs. The season lends itself to grateful giving, there are bell ringers outside of every store, and the Salvation Army’s charitable drives receive press, radio, and TV coverage. But the Salvation Army needs our help and support every day of the year. Here are a few of the programs they have established that need our help and support.
Community development programs: 10,859 (number of beneficiaries: 1,087,781)
Homeless hostels: 407 (capacity: 23,752)
Residential addiction dependency programs: 281 (capacity: 19,800)
Children’s homes: 224 (capacity: 9,739)
Homes for elderly persons: 178 (capacity: 7,482)
Mother and baby homes: 45 (capacity: 1,308)
Refuges: 64 (capacity: 1,934)
Community day care centers: 611
Non-residential addiction rehabilitation centers: 91
Services to the armed forces: 86 projects
Disaster rehabilitation: 180 (serving 1,035,396 people)
Prisoners visited: 230,113
How You Can Help
If you’d like to help the Salvation Army year round it’s easy—go here and pledge your support Donate to the Salvation Army.