Since 1890, armed with tambourines and a mission to serve, The Salvation Army held its first meeting in Delaware. More than 200 voices were lifted in song and prayer in the second story of 220 Market Street. Although our location has changed, the mission of The Salvation Army in the State of Delaware remains as it began 125 years ago. The work and ministry will continue to grow providing human outreach by offering spiritual, emotional and assistance to people in need. Check out the article from delaware online celebrating our 125th anniversary!
You can help us continue our efforts to do the most good with a simple donation.
It's Red Kettle Season
Today, The Salvation Army Red Kettle Season officially opened! Bells rang out throughout on Rodney Square in Wilmington as we celebrated our kick-off. The event was a great success thanks to the help and support of our faithful employees and generous volunteers. The Salvation Army of Delaware's Emergency Disaster Service's canteen truck was also on hand to serve hot chocolate to passers-by.The Red Kettle Campaign, the Salvation Army's biggest fundraiser, is the most iconic and associated image of the Salvation Army. Volunteers ring the bells alongside big red kettles across the state of Delaware, every day from 9 am to 9 pm except Sundays and Thanksgiving from now through Christmas Eve.
Click the link below for current Christmas volunteer opportunities.
Blue Knights 34th Annual Toy Run
On Sunday, November 12th the Blue Knights of Delaware roared down our street on their 34th Annual Toy Run to The Salvation Army. Together with The Salvation Army, the Blue Knights gathered hundreds of donated children's gifts and delivered them to the Christmas Toy Shop.Throughout the Christmas season, families in need are encouraged to visit the Toy Shop to select a gift for their child. Thanks to the help and true generosity of the Blue Knights and other volunteers, families in need will have a more fulfilled Christmas.
Annual Civic Recognition Dinner
The 2017 Annual Civic Regognition Dinner was a big success with more than 350 attendees. Guests enjoyed a delicious meal, browsed through our silent auction, and learned more about The Salvation Army and its mission. We would like to thank our keynote speaker, Wilmington Mayor Michael S. Purzycki, our honorary chairs, Governor John Carney and First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney, and our emcee, Michael Waite. Congratulations to this year's honorees:
- Joe and Kineta Russo from Texas Roadhouse in Bear
- Heather Hook from Kenny Family Foundation
- Linda Brennan-Jones from Christiana Care Health System.
We would like to extend a special thank you to our sponsors, donors, and guests for making the evening possible.
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Used Vehicle Donations
The Salvation Army accepts used car and truck donations.
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Become a Sponsor
Beginning in July and continuing through the end of September, The Salvation Army will kick off its state-wide campaign package featuring Sponsorship Opportunities for all of our community events.
The Salvation Army offers year round sponsorship opportunities for those interested in putting a year long support system in place. A sponsorship includes promotion at our events throughout the year, such as the Kettle Kickoff, Toy Run, Souper Bowl, Donut Day, and our 2017 Annual Dinner. Our annual sponsorship campaign runs from now until the end of the second quarter.
Please email Carl Colantuono for more details on how to become a sponsor.
Do you have a corporate team? Are you ready to pitch in? come out and help during our summer volunteer projects. If you like to make a difference in the community and are eager to help out, consider playing a volunteer role with The Salvation Army.
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