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Holiday Assistance

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The Salvation Army Nashville Area Command has two main holiday assistance programs, that provide assistance to those in need in our community.

Angel Tree


The Angel Tree Program provides less fortunate children and seniors personalized gifts and necessities who would otherwise receive very little or nothing during the holiday season.
Angel Tree also provides gifts and visits to nursing home residents, gifts and necessities for families of prison inmates and assistance to especially needy families in crisis situations (Adopt-A-Family). In 2011, the Holiday Assistance program served more than 18,000 individuals.

Assistance is provided for those living in over 20 Metro Nashville ZIP codes which are not served by other agencies, and those living in Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Sumner and Williamson Counties.

> Find out how you can help our "Angels" today!

Holiday Meals

Thanksgiving and Christmas meals are provided on each holiday for families in our Center of Hope as well as families and individuals who are hungry and have no place to go.  We surround our guests with love and compassion as we provide them with a nutrious meal and entertainment.

Thanksgiving Food Baskets are distributed to 1,000 families through a partnership with Metro Social Services and other partnering organizations. 

Bi-weekly, The Salvation Army also provides food through our feeding ministry on Tuesday mornings during the Breakfast Brigade and on Friday evenings on our Soup Wagon.

How Donors Can Help:

Adopt Angels
The Angel Tree Program gives individuals and partnering corporations an opportunity to adopt less fortunate children and seniors and provide them with personal gifts and neccesities during the holidays.  Donors can be confident that their gifts go directly, and without excessive overhead, to those who are truly needy and not served by other holiday assistance programs. 

Donate to the Red Kettles 
The Red Kettles appear during the holiday season in many busy shopping centers around our community. The change collected is used to assist needy families with a Christmas meal, to feed the homeless and other year-round programs and services! As change comes in, changes comes out!

If interested in volunteering call Misty Ratcliff, Director of Volunteer Services or call 615-242-0411 ext. 109


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