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Why Give

The Salvation Army has a proven track record that goes back over 130 years in the United States. This has made it one of the world’s largest providers of social services, and one of the most trusted.

Identified by author and management expert Peter Drucker as “by far the most effective organization in the United States, “The Salvation Army invest the charitable gifts it receives in the lives of men and women and boys and girls.“No one even comes close to it in respect to clarity of mission, ability to innovate, measurable results, dedication and putting money to maximum use, “ Drucker said. (Forbes, August 11, 1997).

All funds donated to The Salvation Army are used by The Salvation Army, or agencies of which it is a member. The Salvation Army connects your donation directly to the point of most urgent need. The Salvation Army is a multi-faceted movement, with a broad range of services. This enables donors to target their gift to a specific social benefit within the same organization. All such gifts are delivered in full to the program specified.

There is no organization that can more readily mobilize itself where and when the need is greatest, and deliver the personal care and attention that we believe everyone deserves.


How do I give?

CREDIT CARD Charge your donation to your Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express card by:
Our planned giving staff is available to assist you with a wire transfer of stock or to visit with you to discuss the most appropriate estate plan or provide you with information about charitable gift annuities. For more information, call 1-800-262-2523.

Help Salvation Army Kroc Center programs at any time by sending your check or money order, made payable to The Salvation Army Kroc Center, to 4200 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19129.

Join The Salvation Army's LifeChangers pledge program by having your gift transferred each month from your checking account directly to The Salvation Army, using electronic fund transfer. For details, call 215-787-2847.

If your company matches employee donations, pick up a copy of its matching gifts form and send it with your contribution. For details, call Arminta Watkins at 215-787-2971.