Dear Friends:

We are sure that you will agree that every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning. However, often their teenage siblings are left behind. Thanks to Teen Angels like you, Toys for Tots, and our Toy Shop partners, hundreds of our neighborhood children regardless of age will find gifts and joy waiting under their Christmas trees this year.

As we prepare for the upcoming Christmas season, we hope you will join us once again in spreading the spirit of the season and join us in our Christmas Teen Angel Adoption program!

We invite you as a group, business, family or individual to become a Teen Angel! Together we can ensure that teens, 13-17 years of age are not overlooked this holiday season. We know that it is tough to buy for teens - however through the Teen Angel program families provide a wish list, sizes, favorite colors and other personal information to make the gift buying fun and rewarding.

We hope you will complete the Teen Angel Adoption Application and join us in fulfilling Christmas Wishes for area teens this holiday season or one of our other opportunities to make Christmas special for area children and families that works best for you. Completed forms can be mailed, emailed or faxed to The Salvation Army. Click here for additional forms.    

The Salvation Army Holiday Assistance sign up begins November 2, 2017. We will begin to match teen adoptees as quickly as possible. We strive to have everyone matched by Thanksgiving in time to take advantage of the holiday sales. If you are a first time participant or you have questions please do not hesitate to contact Ruth Blick by phone 231.946.4644 ext 314 or by e-mail.

No child or family should be left out of the wonders of the holidays. For struggling families who do everything in their power to maintain a safe warm home, food on the table and their family clothed - for many Christmas extras is beyond their reach. Together, we can share the true meaning of Christmas, ensure a season bright with smiles, laughter and hope as well and bring families together around the table in fellowship for a Holiday Meal.

We hope to hear from you soon! Merry Christmas…thank you, and God bless.

Other ways to support the Christmas and Holiday programs:

  • Volunteer your time and talents - click here for volunteer opportunities

  • Purchase gifts from the Wish List

  • Sponsor a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner for a family - $45 donation 

  • Make a Donation
        Click here donate securely online to our Online Red Kettle  
     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

  • Host a Red Kettle Christmas Party (home/group or business)

  • Host a Christmas Gift/Coat or Winter Accessory collection

  • Host a counter top Red Kettle at your business/church/group

  • Assist with special events—food drives, coat and blanket drives etc.

  • Become a Cell Ringer - set up a virtual Red Kettle

  • Support Toys for Tots - we are a proud distributor of Toys for Tots collections at our Christmas Toy Shop. 

Do you or someone you know need assistance? Click here for registration information. 

Thank you for your generosity!

God bless