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Encourage Salvation Army Housing Program Residents with a Greeting Card

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ORGANIZATION: The Salvation Army Metro Chicago

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During this unprecedented time, it’s easy to feel anxious and alone, especially for residents in our homeless shelter and senior housing. Receiving greeting cards in the mail brings a glimmer of hope and joy to their day, and lets them know they are being prayed for, cared about, and remembered.

1. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and warm water while singing your favorite song.
2. Gather materials: greeting cards (or paper), writing utensil (pen, colored pencil, crayon, etc.), any decorations, envelopes, stamps.
3. Write an encouraging message, such as:
"Dear friend,
I know these times can be tough, but you are tougher! I wanted to let you know I am thinking of and praying for you. I hope this card brightens your day! - Sally"
4. Address the envelope(s) to one of our participating sites below.
5. Mail your card(s)!

SENIOR HOUSING
Send an encouraging message to one (or more) of the 58 residents at The Salvation Army’s Booth Manor Senior Residences! Cards can be mailed or delivered on-site Monday through Friday from 9:30a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Call Service Coordinator Natesha Newton at 312.243.7000 or 773.960.2643 to arrange drop-off.

Dear Friend
The Salvation Army Booth Manor Chicago
1500 W. Madison St
Chicago, IL 60607

HOMELESS SHELTER
Brighten the day of a family at Salvation Army homeless shelter Evangeline Booth Lodge! Cards can be mailed or delivered on-site Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Call Martha Washington at 773.433.5720 to arrange drop off at the front desk.

Dear Friend
Evangeline Booth Lodge
800 W Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Department at 773.853.5331 or metvolunteer@usc.salvationarmy.org.

If you would like to register as a volunteer with The Salvation Army, visit http://bttr.im/ypui5 to complete an application and sign up for this activity.

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About The Salvation Army Metro Chicago

Location:

5040 N. Pulaski, Volunteer Resource Department, Chicago, IL 60630, US

Mission Statement

The mission of The Salvation Army is to meet human needs wherever they may be, without discrimination.

Description

The Salvation Army is serving more people in need and delivering the broadest array of services than any other not-for-profit organization in Chicagoland. The Salvation Army is making an impact every day in three key areas of critical importance and concern to people across Chicagoland -- Homelessness, Violence and Education. And, The Salvation Army is delivering the most critical services -- food, shelter, emergency assistance and disaster relief.

In communities throughout Chicago and the surrounding five-county area, we extend emergency and supportive assistance from 28 corps community centers, 80 service extension units, the Emergency Disaster Services Center, residential programs, mobile units, and several counseling sites.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Homeless & Housing
Seniors
Community, Homeless & Housing, Seniors

WHEN

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WHERE

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SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Spiritual Healing

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Can spend as much time as you'd like. We appreciate volunteers who write one card in a few minutes or volunteers who spend several hours making cards!

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