Make Christmas Bright

Please join us in spreading the joys of Thanksgiving and Christmas to individuals and families throughout Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties in need this Christmas season and beyond. 

Thanksgiving and Christmas programs include:

Thanksgiving Assistance

Community Thanksgiving Dinner - everyone is welcome
Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Location: The Salvation Army, Community Center on Barlow from 11:30am - 1:30pm. 

Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets (Holiday Assistance sign up required)
Food baskets with all of the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner will be distributed to qualifying area families. 

Christmas Assistance - Gift program
The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance program includes distribution of toys through the Christmas Toy Shop in partnership with Toys for Tots, and gifts for Teens through the Teen Angel, Adopt a Teen program.
Click here for more information on Holiday Assistance
Click here for information on becoming a Teen Angel - Teen Angel application deadline has been extended until Nov 17th. 
Click here for Christmas Wishes gift ideas.  

Community Christmas Dinner - everyone is welcome
Date: Friday, December 22, 2017
Location: The Salvation Army, Community Center on Barlow from 11:30am - 1:30pm. 

Christmas Dinner Distribution
Food baskets with all the fixing for Christmas dinner will be distributed to qualifying area families. (Holiday Assistance sign up is required.) 

HOW can you help spread the joy of the holidays? 

​Purchase gifts from the Wish List - click here for Wish List
Become a Teen Angel and provide gifts and necessities for area teens - click here for more information and to sign up
Volunteer your time and talents - click here for volunteer opportunities

Make a donation: Click here to securely donate online

  • Mail a donation: The Salvation Army, PO Box 5228, Traverse City, MI 49696-5228
  • Donate in person: The Salvation Army, 1239 Barlow Street, Traverse City
  • Give at a Red Kettle in the community or on our online Red Kettle or start a personal or group Red Kettle and support the holiday and many other community programs of The Salvation Army.  
  • Support Toys for Tots - We are a proud distributor of Toys for Tots collections at our Christmas Toy Shop. 

Need Holiday Assistance? Click here for directions on registering for assistance and to download an application.  

Contact Ruth Blick, Director of Community Resource Development for more information, 231.946.4644 ext. 314.