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How can I make a donation to The Salvation Army - Sarasota?

Donations can be made through any of the following ways:

  • Mail a check to The Salvation Army. P.O. Box 2792,  Sarasota, FL 34230
  • Credit Card Call our accounting office, 941-364-8845, ext. 216
  • On-Line Click on the Kettle link on our home page

Does The Salvation Army offer annuities?

Yes, contact for further information.

Can I make donations of stocks?

Yes, contact for information.


How do I remember The Salvation Army in my will?

Have your lawyer contact us at


Donation Pick-up for larger items:


Call 727-541-7781, ext. 234  or 800-958-7825. 


Where is the Thrift Store located?

The Salvation Army Thrift Store is located at 2280 17th Street.

Telephone calls: 952-0349

Where can I bring items I would like to donate?

Preferred Locations:

  • Thrift Store at 2280 17th Street between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

(Donations may also be brought to the Center of Hope, located at 1400 10th Street .)

Will I be given a receipt?

Yes.  It is your responsibility to have a list of the items.  We will stamp your list as received and give you a receipt for the items.  The Salvation Army does not give prices for the items received.


How can I volunteer?

Call 364-8845, ext. 221 to offer your services.

What type of volunteers does The Salvation Army need?

We have many different categories of volunteers:

  • Food prep for our food service program - breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Serve our clients breakfast, lunch or dinner
  • Clerical - answer phone, assist with paperwork, computer tasks
  • Maintenance (both cleaning and small repair jobs)
  • Garden - keep our landscape up
  • Youth programs - assist with crafts, Bible lessons, instruction
  • Christmas Kettles
  • Christmas Angel Tree Program
  • Christmas Stocking Program
  • Advisory Board - Men and Women of the business community who donate their expertise and finances

 What is the time commitment for volunteers?

Time commitment varies according to the volunteer activity.  Some are available as you have time; others would need a commitment for certain days or hours.

Would I be given training

Each volunteer goes through an orientation time to learn the parameters of the task.


Can I take a tour of The Salvation Army facilities?

We would be delighted to show you the Center of Hope.  Call Glenda Leonard at: 

364-8845, ext. 221 to schedule a time that suits your schedule.



  • Applications for Christmas Assistance through the Angel Tree program will be taken as follows:
  • Registration will be at the Media Center 1400 10th Street.  (Dates  To Be determined)
  • The Salvation Army red kettles, with the assistance of our wonderful volunteers, will "ring the bell", at malls and stores from November28 - December 24.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner will be served at the Salvation Army on Thanksgiving Day from 11:00am - 3:30pm.
  • Christmas Dinner will be served on Christmas Day from 11:00am - 3:30pm.



    For information or assistance, please contact Glenda Leonard, Development Director at or by calling 941-364-8845, ext. 221.



     The Salvation Army Sarasota Area Command

     1400 10th Street Sarasota, Florida 34236

     Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 2792  Sarasota, Florida  34230

     Administration: (941) 364-8845   Fax: (941) 954-4645

     Center of Hope: 954 HOPE -- 954-4673




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