It is time to sign up to ring the bell! Locations are available in Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Boiling Springs, and Newville and shifts are available from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Please e-mail or call 717-249-1411 x.122 to sign up for your shift!

Don't want to stand out in the cold to ring the bell? Raise funds from the comfort of your home with our Virtual Red Kettle!




Applications for Christmas assistance will be accepted ONLINE from October 5th - October 28th. If you do not have a computer, please call 717-249-1411 x.128 and one of our staff will take your application over the phone. If you do not have a computer or a phone, please come to the Social Services Office during business hours so our staff can accommodate you.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the sorting and packing of toys for families. Interested volunteers can contact Social Services Director, Trinette Ream at or 717-249-1411 x.130. Dates and times for volunteering are listed below.

November 30: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

December 1: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. also 6-8

December 2: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. also 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

December 3: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. also from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

December 4: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

December 5:  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.




You can easily purchase gifts for a local child online when you shop our Walmart Registry for Good! All items will be shipped directly to our office! Thank you for supporting our Christmas assistance efforts!

Our Family Store, located at 469 E North Street in Carlisle, is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Senior citizens and those at high risk are invited for a special shopping hour from 9:00-10:00 AM. Donations are accepted from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM on days that the store is open. Donations will be sanitized and processed on days of closure to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. Please recognize store capacity limitations. We ask that if you are bringing clothing, that it only be fall/winter clothes. We are unable to accept the following items: TVs, upholstered furniture, items with padding/stuffing (including mattresses, pillows, comforters, and sleeping bags), and baby items that may be subject to recalls such as cribs, strollers, and car seats. Volunteers are needed to help sort clothing and sanitize donations. If interested, please e-mail Please remember to practice social distancing while shopping. We hope to see you soon!

To ensure the safety of our staff and clients, the Social Services Office is conducting all assessments over the phone. Appointments must be scheduled in advance by calling 717-249-1411 x.128. Donations of personal care items, particularly conditioner, toilet paper, and feminine care products, are needed for distribution to clients! Other top needs include disinfecting wipes, disinfecting spray and gift cards to Giant and Walmart. To limit contact, please take a look at our Amazon Wish List! All items will be shipped directly to our office!

The Senior Action Center is offering its members bagged lunches and frozen meals that can be picked up between 11:30-12:00 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Senior Center. Members of the Senior Center can sign up for meals the day prior by calling the Senior Center at 717-249-5007. To pick up your meal, drive into the parking lot on Pomfret Street and line up your car at 11:30 AM. Please stay in your car, roll down your back window, and a volunteer or staff member will place the meals on your backseat.

For the health and safety of our guests at My Brother's Table, we are serving all meals "to-go" style in our parking lot and asking everyone to practice social distancing. Remember, the breakfast program is only for homeless individuals but anyone in need is welcome to join us for the community meal at 4:30 PM Monday-Friday, 12:00 PM Saturday, and 5:00 PM Sunday. Please remember to leave 6 feet of space between yourself and others when lining up to receive your meal.

Please keep us in your prayers - for wisdom, resources, health and discernment - as we serve the most vulnerable in our community now and always. Thankful for you, our friends, committed staff and a God who is bigger than this virus! Please consider making a financial contribution now so that it can be used when most needed. You can give online here, or mail a check payable to The Salvation Army to 20 E Pomfret Street, Carlisle, PA 17013. Thank you!



We are pleased to announce that Lieutenants Melissa and Oziel Urbaez have joined us as the Corps Commanding Officers of the Carlisle Salvation Army. Most recently, the couple was serving in The Salvation Army in Wilkes-Barre, PA where they were the Corps Commanding Officers for four years. Prior to committing their lives to full-time service in The Salvation Army, Lt. Melissa worked as an RN for a private health care agency outside of Philadelphia and Lt. Oziel worked in the Human Resource department at The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters in Philadelphia. Lt. Melissa holds a RN from Frankford Nursing School, and is currently working on a Bachelor’s degree in Non-profit Business Management. Lt. Oziel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Nyack College and is currently working on an MBA with a concentration in non-profit. Both are due to complete their degrees next spring from Asbury University.

Lt. Oziel grew up in Miami, Florida. His parents were in ministry his whole life and are retired Salvation Army Officers. Lt. Oziel’s parents entered The Salvation Army Training College while he was in High School. Lt. Oziel soon fell in love with The Salvation Army and its mission. He volunteered many hours in different corps in Bethlehem PA, Suffern NY, and Philadelphia PA. He has also worked in the Development Department as the Assistant Marketing Director at The Salvation Divisional Headquarters in Boston.

Lt. Melissa grew up in Philadelphia, PA where she started going to The Salvation Army Pioneer Corps at just six years old. She has spent many hours volunteering at The Salvation Army and has spent some time volunteering with The Salvation Army overseas.

Lts. Melissa and Oziel felt called to do more, and entered into full-time ministry with The Salvation Army in 2014. They have been married for 11 years and have two young children: Ellyana (9 years old) and Evangelina (7 years old).



Whether it's embracing the homeless, uplifting the abused or abandoned, training and mentoring the disadvantaged, providing character building programs for youth, or assisting the displaced or elderly, The Salvation Army's goal remains the same: 

serving the most people, meeting the most needs, and DOING THE MOST GOOD!




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