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

NORTHERN STAR ($25,000)
Your gift will provide a year of life skills training,
childcare,
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

 

PLATINUM STAR
(
$10,000)
Your
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

GOLD STAR
(
$5,000)
Your
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
gifts
through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.

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

 

 

NONPROFIT PARTNERS ($500)

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

 

INDIVIDUAL TICKET ($100)

 

Sponsorship Form

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

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Signature_______________________________________________________________ 

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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
season.

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
of
Lights”
P. O. Box 2839
Tampa, FL 33601

For more information, please contact: Karen Heinemann,
Director
of Development, at Karen_Heinemann@uss.salvationarmy.org or (813)
224-9119.

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
County.

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
Breakfast,
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
year-round.

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

“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
Year

Simply write “holiday match” on your
check, and your gift will be
matched.

 

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 McNichols.

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 moira_hinson@uss.salvationarmy.org. 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 www.mcnichols.com.

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 Philanthropy, among others.   For more information, visit

www.salvationarmytampa.org.

 

 

 

 

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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
y.org

(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
    y.org

 

 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
n g.org

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
victims.

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.

Though
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
County.

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!

The Salvation Army Tampa Community
Worship Center Summer Day Camp

Who can attend? Children ages 5-12

When is camp in session?  June 13-August
5th, Monday through Friday

What time? 8:00 am-5:00 pm

What is the cost? $60 per week per child

Registration is now available. A 10% discount is offered to
those who pay for all 8 weeks in advance. 

Pre- and post-care are available for an extra charge!

Where does the camp take place?

The Salvation Army

Community Worship Center

1100 W. Sligh Avenue

Tampa, FL 33604

For more information, please call (813) 549-5285.

May God bless you!

 The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary to Host 19th Annual Fundraiser to Benefit Homeless and At-Risk Families in Hillsborough
County

Event will feature the
latest fashions and a diverse silent
auction.

        TAMPA, Fla. (April 4, 2012)
–   The Salvation Army Tampa Women’s Auxiliary will
host its 19th Annual Fashion Show Luncheon & Silent Auction
on Monday, April 16, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the DoubleTree
Hotel in Tampa. Funds raised will support The Salvation Army’s programs
serving homeless, hungry and at-risk families in Hillsborough County. 

Current fashions from Ann Taylor (International Plaza), Cache
(WestShore Plaza), Clothes Friends Boutique, and Salvation Army Family
Stores will be modeled by Auxiliary members and other local professional
women. Models will be escorted to the runway by U.S. Army Private James
Kropp, the son of a local Salvation Army employee.

The silent auction will offer a variety of items from gift baskets
and jewelry to spa treatments and vacation destinations. Some items
available for bid include:

  • Aday cruise for eight aboard a55-foot motoryacht (docked in Tampa Bay)
  • 7 nights in a deluxe cabin in the mountains of Murphy, North Carolina
  • A Kindle Fire (with case) and Amazon gift card
  • Golf for four at Saddlebrook Resort
  • An authentic African safari basket
  • Family four-packs of tickets to Disney World®, SeaWorld® and Busch
    Gardens®
  • A Zoom! 2 Teeth Whitening Treatment
  • A Botox® treatment valued at $700

 “Our goal is to raise at least $30,000 to support The
Salvation Army’s local programs serving homeless and at-risk families,” said
Linda Barker, Women’s Auxiliary president. “In recent years, The Salvation
Army has experienced increased demand for their services as donations have
declined. The funds we raise will help meet the extraordinary need
that exists in our community.”

 Table sponsorships begin at $550. Patron tickets are $100.00;
individual tickets are $55.00. For more information, please contact
Christi Snyder at christine_snyder@uss.salvat
ionarmy.org
or (813) 549-5285, ext. 412.

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 Media contacts: 

Moira Hinson, Director of Development, 813.224.9119 or moira_hinson@uss.salvationar
my. org

Linda Zipkin, Coordinator of Community Relations, 813.224.9207 or linda_zipkin@uss.salvationarmy.
org

B.J. Wegman, Event Co-Chair, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary,
813.677.2286

 

Japanese Salvation Army Emergency Relief Teams Swing into Action

 JapanThe
Salvation Army in Japan has three emergency service relief teams operating in
areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the north-east coast of
the country last week. One of the teams is assisting people who have been
evacuated from areas where there is potential danger because of damage to
nuclear power generation stations.

 At this time there are no reports of any loss of
Salvation Army personnel or damage to corps buildings.

Immediately following the earthquake and tsunami an assessment team was sent
from Tokyo to Sendai (the city nearest the center of the earthquake). It took
the team 20 hours to travel a journey that usually is accomplished in six
hours.

Road and rail systems have been severely affected. There is a shortage of
gasoline, with many gas stations closed and lines up to three kilometers long
at stations that are open.

The disaster has affected a 2,000 kilometer north-south stretch of Japan.
Official reports now state that more than 10,000 people are dead or missing.

Arrangements are being made for emergency service personnel from The
Salvation Army International Headquarters (IHQ) to go to Japan to assist with
the Army’s relief effort.

A number of Salvation Army territories have informed IHQ of financial and
prayer support for the Army’s relief effort in Japan. The Salvation Army in
South Korea has set aside the next four weeks specifically for prayer and
fundraising for Japan.

There are four ways people can contribute money to The Salvation
Army’s disaster relief efforts in Japan:

 –         
; ; ;  Text the words “Japan” or “Quake” to 80888 to make a $10
donation.

–           By phone:
1-800-SAL-ARMY

–           On-line at:
www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

–           By mail: Send your
check, marked “Japan earthquake relief” to

 

The Salvation Army World Service Office, International Relief Fund, PO Box
630728, Baltimore, MD 21263-0728

 Author: International News

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  About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church
established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without
discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans
receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array
of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for
disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill,
clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged
children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in
5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

TAMPA, Fla. – As gas prices rise and the job market sputters, thousands of local families are unable to put food on the table. During the past three years, The Salvation Army has experienced a significant increase in requests for food and emergency assistance as donations continue to drop.

To help combat these challenges, Tampa-based Craft Equipment Company will match all monetary gifts made to The Salvation Army’s Tampa Food Pantry during the months of March and April 2011, up to a total of $25,000.

“Jobs are still hard to find, and more and more people are struggling to make ends meet. The Salvation Army works around the clock to provide a safe place for these men, women and children to stay – and food for them to eat – while they work to regain their independence,” said Don Mays, president of Craft Equipment and member of the Tampa Salvation Army Advisory Board.

The Salvation Army is one of the largest providers of services to the homeless in Hillsborough County, and the organization is seeking donations to help house, feed and provide assistance to the growing number of homeless men, women and children.

“For years, I have seen first-hand the work done by The Salvation Army to meet the needs of the hungry and homeless, and, in my opinion, no organization is more committed to alleviating these struggles in our community,” added Mays. “We hope this matching gift will inspire others in the community to help these families through The Salvation Army.”

To participate, send a check or money order to: The Salvation Army “Food Pantry Match,” P.O. Box 2839, Tampa, FL 33601, or email Moira Hinson, director of development & community relations, at moira.hinson@uss.salvationarmy.org. All donations are tax deductible. To qualify for the match, gifts should be mailed no later than April 30.

“We are facing one of the toughest years yet, and this gift by Craft Equipment, and those it inspires, will help us serve the growing number of homeless families in Hillsborough County,” said Major Dan Heard, Tampa Area Commander. “It would be impossible for us to operate our food pantry and housing programs without the support of our community. Every day, our donors enable us to provide shelter and food to more than 200 homeless men, women and children.”

Established in 1971, Craft Equipment has evolved into the leader of the Material Handling and Waste Reduction Industries in the Southeast.  For 40 years, Craft Equipment’s commitment to customer service and “whatever it takes” attitude has meant reliable installation, service and repair results for the region’s largest retailers, general contractors, municipalities and manufacturers. Their 24/7 Service response, combined with factory certified technicians and fully equipped service vehicles, allows them to meet their customers’ needs.

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 123 countries, and has been recognized as one of the world’s most efficient charities by Forbes Magazine, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Booz Allen Hamilton consulting firm, among others.

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