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General Service

Do you have a skill or talent you want to share?  Do you have some free time you wanted to fill by volunteering?  Do you represent a group interested in a one-time project?  We might be just the place for you. 

Please call us at 610-384-2954 to see where your time and abilities meet our needs and goals.  From clerical work to cleaning, organizing the pantry shelves to serving a meal, we will do our best to use your time effectively and in a manner that feels most rewarding to you.

 

Keep reading for some areas that frequently need volunteers….

Bread to Blessings 

The Salvation Army of Coatesville Bread to Blessing Program provides a hot lunch meal to anyone in the community.  For some it is a meal they would not have otherwise. For others it is fellowship instead of another meal eaten alone.  Our goal is to nourish body and soul at our table. Bread to Blessings occures every second Friday of the month at 12:00pm until 1:00pm. 

Every month we have a professional cook volunteer to make the meal and with the help of dedicated church groups, social organizations and individuals called to serve other Bread to Blessing is possible .We welcome groups and individuals who might want to prepare a meal, serve a meal or do both to sign up today.

Please contact us at 610-384-2954 to reserve a date to volunteer in our Bread to Blessing Program.

 

Ministry of the Bells

Red kettles and ringing bells at Christmas are what most people associate with The Salvation Army.  This ministry provides almost half of our annual income.  We ring bells Monday through Saturday from the week before Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve.

If you or a group you represent would like to “man a kettle” this Christmas season, please call now to reserve your date and time.  We would love to have groups willing to perform (singing Christmas carols, instrumental music, dancing, martial arts groups practicing forms, tai chi groups, etc.)  - Anything that gathers people to the kettle. 

 

Christmas Adopt-A-Child

Would you or your family, work friends, book club, neighborhood, classroom, etc. like to purchase Christmas gifts for a child in need this year? Each child that qualifies for our program provides a wish list including sizes. We ask adopters to commit to a total expenditure of $75-$100 total for approximately 3-5 gifts from the wish list per child.

Or, when these gifts arrive, we need to check for safety, correct sizes etc. and fill and tag a bag for each child in preparation for distribution day. This takes several days of very concentrated efforts and volunteers are vital to the process. If you 3-6 hours over one or two days, we would love to have your assistance in this extremely rewarding work. 

 

Mobile Red Kettle

You can help The Salvation Army do the most good in Coatesville by hosting a Mobile Red Kettle during our Christmas season fund drive. A Mobile Red Kettle is our virtual red kettle, and it is a safe and secure way for people to donate by credit card either online or through their phones.  As a host, you can crowd fund and solicit donations from your friends and peers through email and social media, and they can either donate or become fundraisers too by hosting their own Mobile Red Kettle as well.  All proceeds collected through Mobile Red Kettle go to The Salvation Army of Coatesville in support of our programs and services for those in the greatest of need. To learn more about the Mobile Red Kettle program and how you can help others this holiday season (from the comfort of your own home!), contact us at 610-384-2954.