Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 25° Clear
News >  Spokane

Salvation Army needs volunteers for Christmas Adopt a Family

Daniel Bradford, center, carries his new crockpot from the Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family distribution, with help from volunteers Arlene Chandra,left, of the Red Cross, and Brianna Evens, right, Dec. 22, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. Salvation Army Major Nancy Ball is at left rear. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Daniel Bradford, center, carries his new crockpot from the Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family distribution, with help from volunteers Arlene Chandra,left, of the Red Cross, and Brianna Evens, right, Dec. 22, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. Salvation Army Major Nancy Ball is at left rear. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

The Salvation Army is asking for volunteer donors for its annual Christmas Adopt a Family program.

The Adopt a Family program serves homeless families that currently reside in Transitional Housing or the Salvation Army Shelter, and recently homeless families who spent time in either the shelter or the Stepping Stones program.

The Salvation Army case managers continue to work with newly situated families in aftercare programs, to ensure they stay stable and on their feet. The families are aware that there are no guarantees in the program.

Donors will gather gifts and Christmas dinner supplies for their adopted family and deliver the items on Dec. 18 and 19 to the Salvation Army at 222 E. Indiana Ave. To be equitable to everyone, the Salvation Army asks donors to buy each child a gift or gifts totaling $25-$30.

Holiday expenses can overwhelm a family with a limited income, moving into a new home and learning to make ends meet. They need and appreciate any company, group or family wishing to help.

Charitable individuals, families, churches, schools, fraternal organizations or other groups that would like to participate can call the Adopt a Family phone line at (509) 280-9431 or email the Salvation Army at SpokaneChristmas@usw. salvationarmy.org.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.