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Upcoming Events In Lucas County and the Greater Toledo Area:

 

Kids Swinging for Kids

The Salvation Army in Northwest Ohio is honored to be partnering again with the Toledo Junior Golf Association for their third annual Kids Swinging for Kids Golf Outing on Thursday, July 17, 2014. This year's golf outing will be at Riverby Golf Course at 16571 W River Road in Bowling Green, OH. Sponsor opportunities are available. Please contact Emily Laurel for more information: emily.laurel@use.salvationarmy.org

 

Tools for School Applications

Applications for School Supply Assistance through our Tools for School campaign will be accepted on July 23and July 24, 2014 at The Salvation Army located at 620 N Erie Street, Toledo, OH 43604. Please call 419-241-1138 for more information. Distribution of school supplies will be on August 13, 2014 for applicants.

 

Christmas in July in Downtown Toledo

The Salvation Army will be out and about with their Red Kettles during the third annual Christmas In July Pub Crawl in downtown Toledo on Friday, July 25.

 

Christmas in July on Put-In-Bay!

The Salvation Army needs your help! The Salvation Army will be bringing our iconic Red Kettles to Put-In-Bay on July 26th and are in need of volunteer bell ringers for Put-In-Bay's Christmas in July festivities. Transportation to and from the Island will be provided by The Jet Express for our confirmed volunteers. Volunteers will be responsible for their own transportation to Port Clinton. Space is limited, so sign up early! Contact Emily Laurel for more information: emily.laurel@use.salvationarmy.org


Tools for School Distribution

Distribution for our Tools for Schools school supply assistance program in Lucas County will be Wednesday, August 13 at The Salvation Army at 620 N Erie Street, Toledo, OH 43604. Applications will not be accepted the day of. Please call 419-241-1138.

 

Food Pantry Update

Effective Tuesday, February 19, 2013, The Salvation Army food pantry will no longer accept walk-ins. Please call 419-241-3549 between 8:30am and 10:30am daily to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be available Monday through Friday.


Past Events:

 

WEATHER IMPACTS RED KETTLE WEEKEND MATCH AT LOCAL THE ANDERSONS STORES; THE ANDERSONS OFFERS A "FINISH THE CAMPAIGN MATCH" OF $20,000 THROUGH CHRISTMAS EVE

The Salvation Army had a successful red kettle collection at Toledo area The Andersons stores December 12 - 14. Unfortunately, the weather negatively impacted donations during the weekend.

Recognizing the impact of the snowstorm on collections, The Andersons has committed to a dollar for dollar "finish the campaign match" of $20,000 through Christmas Eve at the kettles at the three The Andersons locations. The campaign match is funded from The Andersons Inc. Charitable Foundation according to Julie Payeff, Community Commitment Manager for The Andersons.
"We are hoping that the community will recognize this generosity and make an extra effort to donate during the remaining days of the campaign," said Captain Kevin Zanders, who serves as the Area Coordinator of The Salvation Army in Northwest Ohio along with his wife, Captain Tawny Cowen-Zanders.
Cowen-Zanders added, "The kindness and generosity of The Andersons is humbling. Their initiative and the support of all of our donors will change lives. Our community is blessed."
In addition to the impact of last weekend's weather, the organization also faces the loss of collection days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since Thanksgiving fell later, there are fewer days to collect the funds needed to meet community needs.
The money collected and the matched dollars will be used this Christmas season and throughout the coming year to bring hope to those in need throughout our community.
Captains Zanders and Cowen-Zanders are the Area Coordinators for The Salvation Army's Northwest Ohio Area Services, which includes Lucas, Ottawa, Wood, Fulton, and Henry Counties.


The Andersons 3 for 1 Match Weekend

The Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle campaign to raise funds for those in need in our community will get a huge boost on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Dec. 12, 13, 14) when donations made at local Andersons locations will be matched by the Andersons, up to $150,000.

Every $1 deposited in a red kettle during this period at any of the three Andersons locations will be matched by $3 from the Andersons, Inc.

"In order to maximize this opportunity, Red Kettle collections need to reach $50,000 at The Andersons over these three days," said Captain Kevin Zanders, who serves as the Area Coordinator of The Salvation Army in Northwest Ohio along with his wife, Captain Tawny Cowen-Zanders. "We are hoping that the community will recognize this opportunity and make an effort to donate on these days at these locations. Anyone who contributes should feel good about his or her part in generating increased revenue."

Cowen-Zanders added, "It is our sincere hope that both donors and recipients join us in thanking the Andersons for their generosity. Their kindness will truly change lives."

One of the challenges the organization faces this year is the loss of collection days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since Thanksgiving fell later, there are fewer days to collect the funds needed to meet community needs.

The money collected and the matched dollars will be used this Christmas season and throughout the coming year to bring hope to those in need throughout our community.

Captains Zanders and Cowen-Zanders are the Area Coordinators for The Salvation Army's Northwest Ohio Area Services, which includes Lucas, Ottawa, Wood, Fulton, and Henry Counties.