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It's that time again, when The Salvation Army prepares to help hundreds of families in lower Pinellas County with gifts of love and hope for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
YOU can make a difference by joining us in a number of Thanksgiving and Christmas volunteer initiatives.
BELL RINGING: Nov. 8 - Dec. 24
Change Goes In. Change Comes Out! Give Hope!
A special goal is to increase the number of Volunteer Bell Ringers this year. The annual Red Kettle Christmas fundraising campaign started in 1891 when a Salvation Army Captain in San Francisco set up a crab pot at Oakland Ferry Landing to collect donations to feed the poor at Christmas. The campaign has since become one of the longest-running and most recognizable fundraising efforts in the world.
Be an ambassador to the community for The Salvation Army. Your club, group or company employees can ring bells at a community location to help us raise funds and give hope to families in our community. Minimum shift is two hours but why don't you take a day and ask your friends to ring?
PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS FOOD DRIVE Donated trucks, drivers and loaders needed to pick up and unload food from schools. Pick-ups Nov 18-22, Dec 2-6 9am-5pm
REGISTRATION OF FAMILIES FOR CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE: Oct. 7-31 Assist Social Service staff in taking applications for community families requesting holiday assistance. Hours are flexible from 9:30 am to Noon and 1-3:00 pm; Monday through Friday.
ANGEL TREE: Nov. 11 - Dec. 12
'Host' an Angel Tree in your office/lobby/store/church. Also, volunteers are needed at the Angel Tree Booth located inside Tyrone Square Mall (by JCPenney). Hours are flexible from 10am to 9pm Monday through Saturday. Minimum 2 -hour shift.
THANKSGIVING DAY OF CARING: Nov. 28
Come help prepare, set-up/serve/clean-up after the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Meal times are 2-4pm for our residents and community.
CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNITY DINNER: Dec. 24
Come help prepare/serve/clean up after the Community Christmas Dinner. Meal times are from 2-4pm for our residents and community.
CHRISTMAS FOOD SORTING: Dec. 2-6
Sort food collected from the fall school food drives and prepare bags for needy families. Hours are flexible from 8:30am- 4pm Monday through Friday.
CHRISTMAS TOY SORTING: Dec. 9 - 13
Assist staff in sorting and packaging toys for needy children in the community.
Hours are flexible from 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday.
CHRISTMAS DISTRIBUTION: Dec. 17 - 19
Distribution of food, toys and other assistance to 1000+ families from the community. Flexible hours from 8:30am-4:30pm each day.
AFTER CHRISTMAS: Jan. 6 - 31
Check dates and stock food donated to our Social Services Department in their pantry. 9:00am-4:00pm each day.