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The Salvation Army in Collier helps at Christmas -- and all year long


Each year, The Salvation Army in Collier County helps those less fortunate have a more enjoyable holiday season.  Residents pre-register to receive food at Thanksgiving and Christmas, along with clothing and toys based on the number of people in the family.  

The Salvation Army acts as a focal point for Christmas assistance applications so that holiday gifts are fairly distributed and duplication of services is avoided, utilizing interagency software provided by Solutions by Software.

New in 2013:
The Salvation Army Steps In for Toys for Tots

Children receive Christmas gifts

Since the Toys for Tots program did not operate in Collier County for 2013, The Salvation Army stepped in to make sure that thousands of children will have a reason to celebrate at Christmas.

Organizations and businesses that coordinated toy collections donated items to The Salvation Army, who met the shortfall.

Businesses, schools, churches, organizations and individuals can bring the toys to any Salvation Army location in Collier or arrangements for collection can be made by calling Maria Ramos at 239-775-9447.  


Toy/Food Shoppe 

Bicycles at Toy Shoppe

Starting in early November through December, volunteers assist with registration, toy selection, food packing and toy/food distribution.

Volunteers sort and package toys for each child  and prepare the toys and food for Holiday distribution to pre-registered local families in need.

This requires a lot of mobility and some lifting, but in exchange for all of that sweat, you get to feel like you work at the North Pole!

Click here to visit our Volunteer page for details and a downloadable application or call Maria Ramos at 239-775-9447.

Volunteer Bell Ringers help us bring Holiday Cheer

Key Club Bell Ringers

Volunteer Bell Ringers are needed for the 6-week campaigns which runs Mondays-Saturdays (not on Sundays) from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.  

Do you have 2 hours or more to be a Bell Ringer?

Are you part of a civic group, business, church or organization and want to help thousands not just during the Holidays, but all year long?

It takes just 4 people taking 2 hours each to man a Kettle Location at one of 85 locations in Collier County.

To Volunteer, call Chris Nind at 239-775-9447.



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