CHRISTMAS TOY SHOP:  The Salvation Army - Capital Area, in partnership with the Marine's Toys for Tots program, completed another successful year of providing Christmas assistance to those in need. This year, 2,277 families received help in the form of food and/or toys through the Toy Shop Program; 495 families were provided food and toys through the Adopt-a-Family Program; and over 41,000 toys were distributed to children living within the tri-county area. The Salvation Army is grateful to all the donors,  Marines, staff, and volunteers who made this Christmas one to remember!


A big THANK YOU goes out to

the sponsors and locations that

participated in our

Big Red Kettle promotion.




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The Salvation Army - Capital Area partnered with the 2014 Mateen Cleaves 1 Goal, 1 Passion: Hope for the Holidays initiative, nominating fifteen families in need to receive additional assistance for Christmas this year. The event was held last night at Elmhurst Elementary School in Lansing and was a huge success for all who were present! We are grateful for the opportunity to participate and hope to do so again in the future! 

Hannah Gottschalk & Mateen Cleaves


Our local news anchors had a wonderful time ringing the bell for our Celebrity Bellringing Day on December 1st. See photos of Channel 6's Sheri Jones, Alexandra llitch & Evan Pinsonnault, Channel 10's Kirk Montgomery & Anne Emmerich, and even Smokin' Joe Cassady of WLMI radio at our Facebook page!

November 21, 2014:  SILVER BELLS IN THE CITY - The Salvation Army rang bells at the annual Silver Bells celebration in downtown Lansing. We were at the two corners of Michigan/Allegan and Michigan/Washington. Thanks to all who came and checked us out! Hopefully you saw our lighted up canteen in the parade.

Bill Hamilton ringing the bell for Silver Bells





Our Mission

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.

Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.




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