Dozens of Tampa Bay Area Homeless and Needy Students
Served by

The Salvation Army Enjoy a
Back-to-School Shopping Spree at Target



On July 24, 2012, more than 60 homeless and needy students in Hillsborough
and Pinellas counties had the opportunity to visit a local Target store to
purchase back-to-school clothing, shoes and other must-have items for the
school year. Each child selected by The Salvation Army to participate received
an $80 gift card, and shopped for their back-to-school wardrobe with a
community volunteer.

“The Target School Spree is a great opportunity to help students in need
prepare for the new school year,” said Laysha Ward, President, Community
Relations, Target. “Each year, we look forward to teaming up with The Salvation
Army to provide students with the back-to-school supplies they need to have a
successful school year and stay on the path to graduation.”

Through community support from the New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Buccaneers,
Tampa Honda Land, McNichols Company, Amscot Financial, TECO Energy, PwC, FIS
Global, Wells Fargo Advisors, Catalina Marketing and others, The Salvation Army
also will provide thousands of backpacks filled with school supplies to these
and thousands more homeless and needy children throughout Tampa Bay for the
2012-2013 school year.

WHO:      Tampa Bay Area
Homeless and Needy Students &
; ; ; ; ; ;  Salvation Army Staff and Community

WHEN:     July 24, 2012 8:30-10:00
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WHERE:   Target 8151 Dr. Martin Luther King
St. (Gateway Mall in St. Petersburg)
; ; ; ; ; ;  Target 1544 N Dale Mabry Highway (Walter’s Crossing in


On Monday, March 5th from noon until 4:00pm, more than 800 volunteers from Papa John’s International will be at The Salvation Army tackling projects on every inch of its city block. The volunteers are attending an operators conference Papa John’s is holding here in Orlando. Papa John’s operators have come from all over the world to attend this conference and will give back to the community as part of their participation.

Volunteer Anthony Rizzo of The Salvation Army, St. Petersburg, Florida was recognized as a finalist in the WEDU Be More AwardsTM, Be More Involved, Mason Dixon Award for Volunteerism. Mason Dixon, community philanthropist and Q105 radio personality, will ultimately choose and present the award winner. The seventh annual Be More Awards will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 at the A La carte Event Pavilion in Tampa. The annual event, recognized as the “AcademṮ Awards for Nonprofits,” begins at 11:00am.

 Bring Light to Needy Families:
Sponsor the 20th Annual Tree of Lights Breakfast

Your gift will provide a year of life skills training,
counseling, case management, shelter, and meals for three homeless women at
Hospitality House Transitional Living.

  • Top priority seating for two tables (20 total seats)
  • Full-page ad in program
  • Recognition on event signage and in on-screen presentation
  • Logo on The Salvation Army website with hyperlink
  • Color logo in Metro Magazine online banner ad
  • Recognition by Commanding Officer at event


gift will provide case
management and care for a homeless veteran at
Hope House Transitional Living.

  • Top priority seating for one table (10 total seats)
  • Half-page ad in program
  • Recognition on event signage and in on-screen presentation
  • Logo on The Salvation Army website with hyperlink
  • Color logo in Metro Magazine online banner ad
  • Recognition by Commanding Officer at event

gift will provide 365 nights of
emergency assistance, shelter, and hot
meals at the Red Shield Lodge.

  • Priority seating for one table (10 total seats)
  • Logo in program
  • Recognition on event signage and in on-screen presentation
  • Logo on The Salvation Army website with hyperlink

SILVER STAR ($2,500)
Your gift will provide 125
hungry families with groceries for a complete
holiday meal.

  • Preferred seating for one table (10 total seats)
  • Color logo in Program and on The Salvation Army website

BRONZE STAR ($1,000)
Your gift will provide 30
children living in poverty with Christmas
through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.

  • One reserved table (10 total seats)
  • Listing in program and on The Salvation Army website




  • One reserved table (10 total seats)
  • Listing in program and on The Salvation Army website




Sponsorship Form

Please complete this form and email a scanned copy to or mail to:
Salvation Army Tree of Lights, P.O. Box 2839, Tampa, FL 33601



Name as it should appear in the event




City_______________________________________State _______



Sponsorship Amount $_________________________________________

_____check enclosed ______invoice me _______credit card

Please circle one: VISA MC AMEX DISC


Expiration Date_______________________________ Security Code__________



Address associated with card (if different than above):


We cannot sponsor a table, but would like to give a gift of $_________ to
help lighten the load of a needy family in our community this holiday

We cannot fill our table, and would like to donate ______ of our seats to be
filled by volunteers and members of local law enforcement.


Please make checks payable to:
The Salvation Army “Tree
P. O. Box 2839
Tampa, FL 33601

For more information, please contact: Karen Heinemann,
of Development, at or (813)

The Salvation Army is a 501(c)3 tax exempt
organization. All funds raised
will help serve needy and homeless men, women, and children in Hillsborough

tol13logoThe Salvation Army’s

20th Annual Tree of Lights Breakfast

Join Tampa’s business & community
leaders on Friday, November 15, to raise awareness and funds for homeless and
struggling families.

The Salvation Army’s 20th Annual Tree of Lights Benefit
will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 7:30
to 9:00 a.m. at the Tampa Convention Center. The Tree of Lights is a
festive holiday celebration where hundreds of community and business leaders
join forces help families in need throughout the holiday season and

Individual tickets are $100, and sponsorships ranging from $500 to $25,000
are available for this community wide event by contacting Karen Heinemann
813-224-9119 or Karen_Heinemann@uss.salvationarmy.

“We encourage the community to help us bring light to families in need this
holiday season at our Tree of Lights luncheon,” says Major James Hall, Area
Commander for The Salvation Army of Hillsborough County. “Community
support makes it possible for
us to provide a hand up to those making the transition from homelessness
to independence.”

The Tree of Lights is a local holiday tradition, and a great way to get in
the Christmas spirit while enjoying delicious food, great music, and
inspirational stories shared by people whose lives have been transformed
through The Salvation Army’s local programs.

Funds raised through the Tree of Lights breakfast will remain in
Hillsborough County to provide a safety net and a loving hand to thousands of
struggling and homeless families in the coming months.

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Tampa’s McNichols Company Will Match All
Gifts to The Salvation Army Tampa Command Through the End of the

Simply write “holiday match” on your
check, and your gift will be
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TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2011) – As thousands of families in the Tampa Bay area
struggle to make ends meet this holiday season, the owners of Tampa-based
McNichols Company are challenging the community to help meet the need by
supporting the work of The Salvation Army. The McNichols Company will match all
monetary gifts made to The Salvation Army Tampa Command through Dec. 31, 2011,
up to a total of $50,000.

“We are blessed to be in position to be part of a matching gift this
year.  We are humbled to steward God’s resources and believe that The
Salvation Army is one of the best ways to reach the needy,” said Scott
McNichols, president of McNichols Company

“It is impossible to ignore the hurt all around us.  We have seen The
Salvation Army and its fine associates and volunteers respond to the needs of
so many throughout the years.  It is an honor to stand next to them in
partnership as they advocate for the marginalized in our communities,” added

 During the past three years, The Salvation Army has experienced a
significant increase in requests for food, shelter and emergency assistance as
donations have diminished.

“Jobs are still hard to find, and more and more families are struggling to
make ends meet. Through community support, we provide nightly shelter for more
than 200 homeless men, women and children, as well as groceries, rent and
mortgage payments, Christmas gifts and other support to help hardworking
families stay in their homes and off the streets. This matching gift offered by
our friends at McNichols Company will allow us to provide relief for even more
families this holiday season and into next year,”  said Major Dan Heard,
The Salvation Army’s Tampa Area Commander.  

To participate, mail a check to: The Salvation Army “Holiday Match” – 1603
N. Florida Avenue – Tampa, FL 33602, or email Moira Hinson, director of
development & community relations, at
All donations are tax deductible. To qualify for the match, gifts should be
mailed no later than December 31, 2011.

McNichols Co., founded in 1952, is the North America’s leading provider and
fabricator of perforated and expanded metal, wire cloth and all types of
grating and flooring to customers worldwide. Driven by a strong family legacy
and catalog and Internet marketing, the company serves over 800 industries from
22 locations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada, including 17
service centers and 5 field offices. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, McNichols
Company actively maintains the ISO 9001:2000 quality standard for each of its
service centers. For more information on McNichols, visit

Since 1893, The Salvation Army Tampa Area Command has provided food,
shelter, long-term transitional housing programs, counseling and emergency
assistance to those in need. Programs are designed to help struggling men,
women and children overcome challenges to regain their self-sufficiency. The
Salvation Army actively provides social service and spiritual assistance to the
needy in 124 countries, and has been recognized as one of the world’s most
efficient charities by Forbes Magazine and The Chronicle of
among others.   For more information, visit





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 2012 Angel
Tree Program

   You can be an
angel for a child living in poverty this holiday season by participating in The
Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.  Tampa area angels just like you are
needed to “adopt” more than 6,000 needy children by purchasing new toys and
gifts especially for them.

Gifts will be distributed to qualified families at our Holiday Toyshop on
Tuesday, December 18, 2012. A limited number of stockings are also available to
be filled with nonperishable items for young girls and boys. 
  • * Host an Angel Tree decorated with angel tag ornaments representing needy children. You tell us how
    many needy children you’d like to “adopt” for Christmas, and we will provide
    paper angels including each child’s name, age, clothing & shoe sizes, and
    any particular needs.


  •  * Host a collection drive for new toys and gifts for children ages 0-15.


  • * Donate funds to help The
    Salvation Army purchase gifts for Forgotten Angels.


To participate:

Please contact: cheryl_devars@uss.salvationarm

(Phone) 813.549.5285

To donate to the Angel Tree Program:

Make checks payable to: The Salvation Army Angel Tree – P.O. Box 2839 –
Tampa, FL 33601)

 Deadlines & Details

  • Through Friday, Dec. 2 – Gifts can be dropped off at The Salvation Army
    Worship Center (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Beginning Saturday, Dec. 1 – Gifts can be dropped off at our Holiday
    Toyshop at University Mall on Fowler Avenue (Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to
    6 p.m.)
  • All Angel Tree gifts must be received no later than December 14.
  • To arrange for pick up of your group’s Angel Tree gifts, please contact: Cheryl_Devars@uss.salvationarm


 September 23-25, 2011 marks the Sixth Annual International Weekend of
Prayer and Fasting for Victims of Sexual Trafficking. Please join The
Salvation Army from your home or office to pray for the freedom,
healing, and justice for these victims. 
For prayer
requests, fasting and prayer walk guides, bible studies, sermons and many other
resources, please visit: www.traffickingprayerandfasti

This year, intercessory prayer stations will be open at the Tampa
Worship Center from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. There will be seven stations that
you will be able to walk through at your convenience during those times. There
will be a time for musicians and artists to perform, followed by communal
worship, a presentation by Detective McBride of the Human Trafficking
Detective and a Devotional thought and time of prayer. If you are unable to
attend, please set aside some time for prayer and intercession for these

National Doughnut Day is Friday, June 3, 2011

The idea for Donut Day began on the battlefields of France during World War
I when Salvation Army workers served coffee and doughnuts to soldiers in the
trenches. Rations were poor so the doughnut idea was conceived as a means of
bringing the soldiers cheer. Doughnuts were not the reason Salvation Army
workers were in the fighting zones of France. Those men and women were there
primarily to give spiritual aid and comfort to the American soldier and his
allies. They were there to be a link with home and family.

that world war has come and gone, Salvation Army workers continue to care for
and comfort thousands of people each day who battle hunger around the world and
here in the Tampa Bay area. By supporting Donut Day with a monetary or in-kind
donation, you help The Salvation Army keep its food pantries and
nutrition programs alive and well. If you can give a few dollars or a can of
food, you will help provide meals to the hungry in Hillsborough

Simply visit a local Krispy Kreme location between the
hours of 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011, get a free donut and make
a donation to help feed hungry men, women and children in our community.

Hillsborough County Krispy Kreme locations include:

  • 3113 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL
  • 8425 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL
  • 2128 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL

Thank you for your support!