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If you would like to send in your gift, our mailing address is:

The Salvation Army
Orlando Area Command
P.O. Box 540657
Orlando, Florida 32854-0657

Or if you would like to drop off your gift in person, our address is:

The Salvation Army
Administration Office
416 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804


Generous volunteers like you help fulfill our promise to “Do The Most Good”, so thank you for looking for ways to donate your time and talents.

Get started on the opportunities page, where we’ll point you to a list of local volunteer needs.

We also have answers to a list of frequently asked questions that you may find helpful.

And finally, if you are a returning volunteer, you can go straight to the portal page to check out current opportunities and find out information about your past experience.


Give, shop, heal: The goods you donate and the money you spend in Salvation Army Stores fund programs that heal broken lives. We operate a number of stores in the Orlando area, where you can shop for new and gently-used merchandise.

Stores also serve as drop-off locations for your donations of clothing, housewares, small furniture and even used vehicles or make an appointment online today to have someone pickup your donations.

Dropping cash in a red kettle at Christmas time is the most visible way to make a donation, but there are many other opportunities for individuals and businesses to partner with The Salvation Army year-round.


Interested in MAXIMIZING your IMPACT? Perhaps even doubling or tripling your gift to The Salvation Army?

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company will match your gift, please clink the link below.

Once you verify your company will match your donation, contact your Human Resources or Community Affairs Department to complete the matching gift process.


For those committed to the work of The Salvation Army, we want you to consider supporting us through a Planned Gift.

Through conversation with a Salvation Army representative you can develop a strategy of charitable giving that works both to your advantage and those who are helped by The Salvation Army.

For professional financial planners, more information can be found on The Salvation Army Southern Territory Planned Giving website concerning complete tax update service for CPAs, attorneys, CLUs, CFPs, ChFCs, trust officers and other professional friends.

For any additional information about planned giving opportunities,
please contact The Salvation Army’s Senior Associate Planned Giving Director,
Susan Furrer (407)310-7588


The Salvation Army is always needing items for program clients. Host a drive and help those in need!

Needs range from Toiletries for Men, Food Drive or Items for Women and Children.

Make an impact today!

Orlando bed and bread logo

The Bed & Bread Club is a monthly giving program driven by generous people like you who want to help their neighbors in need. By pledging to donate as little as $12 a month, you can join the fight to address homelessness, the affordable housing crisis, and hunger throughout our community.

When you give to The Salvation Army here in Orange County,
you are making a direct impact on your community through local programming and services that help your neighbors in need. You are giving hope to thousands of men, women, and children who come to The Salvation Army every day looking for a helping hand and a reason to hope for a brighter future.


Your gift ensures that The Salvation Army of Orange County has the resources we need to provide vulnerable individuals and families with food, shelter, clothing, case management, and more.


If 12,000 people pledge to donate $12 for 12 months, we can help 288,000 individuals experiencing homelessness with food, clothing, shelter, case management, and permanent housing assistance.

If 12,000 people pledge to donate $12 for 12 months, we can provide 51,969 food bags to struggling families, which prevents homelessness.

If 12,000 people pledge $12 for 12 months, we raise $1.7 million to help meet the needs of this community.

With $12, you can become a part of an Army FIGHTING FOR GOOD!


We are fully committed to meeting the direct needs of struggling families and individuals here in Orange County. But we can’t help them without your support. By becoming a Bed & Bread Club member, your monthly gift will make a real difference in the lives of so many.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resources are scarce, but the overwhelming demand for housing, rent assistance, and utility assistance persists.

The Salvation Army does not close its doors to people experiencing homelessness, even in the event of a public health crisis like the one we are experiencing now. Please consider becoming a Bed & Bread Club member today so we can continue to Do the Most Good for those in need, no matter the circumstances.

Bed & Bread Email Sign-Up

Sign up to receive exclusive updates about The Salvation Army and the impact of your donations in our community.

Please note: If you have already filled out a volunteer application AND been approved to volunteer for The Salvation Army, you can access your volunteer profile and sign-up for selected volunteer opportunities through the Salvation Army Portal Page.

Step Two: Orientation!

A New Volunteer Orientation will be done at the time of your final application processing before your first Volunteer service.

Some important things to know:

  • All volunteers must pass a background screen prior to volunteering.
  • Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a chaperon.
  • Volunteer groups with minors must provide an appropriate number of adult chaperons.
  • Some volunteer opportunities are restricted to ages 18+.

Have questions about what we have covered or need more information? Contact our office at: 407-423-8581 Ext 26451 and ask for Volunteer Services!

Please note:

If you have already filled out a volunteer application AND been approved to volunteer for The Salvation Army, you can access your volunteer profile and sign-up for selected volunteer opportunities through the Salvation Army Portal Page.

If you have any other questions about the application process, certain volunteer opportunities or the volunteer portal itself please contact the Volunteer Services at 407-423-8581 Ext 26451.

ORLANDO, FL –  The Bed & Bread Club of Orange County is a monthly giving program driven by generous people who want to help individuals experiencing homelessness and hardship. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resources are scarce, but the overwhelming demand for housing, rent assistance, and utility assistance persists. The Salvation Army does not close […]

Angel tree

In 1975, two Salvation Army Officers, Captains Charlie & Shirley White placed the first Angel Tree in a mall in Nashville, 55 years later, the Angel Tree program is one of hope and Christmas cheer to millions of Americans. In Orlando, the Angel Tree has benefitted hundreds of thousands over the years. This community is so generous and cares about others. For those who cannot provide a Christmas morning for their children, The Salvation Army Angel Tree is their source of joy. Toys, clothing, bikes, and educational supplies are provided to give people hope and to let them know that a community indeed cares and they are not alone.

In the past two Christmas seasons, the Orlando Command of The Salvation Army added the adoption of Senior Citizens. Many of our seniors struggle to make ends meet and the Angel Tree for Seniors gives them a measure of assurance that they have been remembered. It is so exhilarating to see an adopted senior angel open their bag to see a pair of slippers, a box of nuts, or even a microwave! These are great moments and they are made possible by generous donors with hearts for others.

This year, we anticipate a much higher need for the services of the Angel Tree. The COVID-19 global pandemic has created a new class of people needing our help. In addition, many of our usual corporate sponsors cannot adopt angels this year because of a downturned economy. As always, The Salvation Army is stepping up to respond, but we need your help.

How can you help? In November, you will see Angel Tree Tags in the Chick-fil-A’s in the Great Orlando Area, the Mall of Millenia, and other outlets where you can adopt an angel. This year, you can adopt an angel online. You can even have the goods drop-shipped directly to The Salvation Army! We will have a contactless, drive-through distribution in December and each client’s family will be prayed for as they drive through for their gifts.

The Salvation Army is so very grateful to News Channel6 for their many years of support and promotion of the Angel Tree program. Every single person on that staff takes the Angel Tree as their own personal project and it reflects the caring corporate culture within that company. We salute News Channel6 and look forward to continued years of partnership. They GET RESULTS!

Tune into Channel 6 for information on how to adopt an angel this year as, together, we Rescue Christmas!

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Corporate Angel Tree Program please contact Majorie Pierre at Majorie.pierre@uss.salvation

*The Corporate Angel Tree Program is vital to the success of this program. Last year, more than 50% of the gifts received were through our Corporate Angel Tree Program!

Virtual Red Kettles

The Salvation Army has tried to adapt with the ever-changing pace of technology, by adapting our kettles to receive Apple and Google Pay and QR Codes, but we are afraid this is not enough. To ensure those who need our help the most receive support, we will continue to offer our virtual red kettle program. This is a safe, fun, and easy way to become a virtual bell ringer while giving within the comfort of your home.

As we look ahead to the holiday season, we know the need will only continue to grow, as will the need for financial support. We are challenging our community by asking 1,000 companies, groups, churches, organizations, families, and individuals to adopt a virtual kettle for November and December, attempting to raise $1,000 in each virtual kettle by Christmas Eve. If we can achieve success with this challenge, we can raise $1 million dollars during the Christmas season! This is an opportunity for you to join with family and friends in a time where we feel apart, have a fun challenge with your church group or coworkers on who can raise the most, all while filling this unprecedented need. Help us Rescue Christmas for those without!

For questions, contact Marissa Clark

(407) 423-8581 (ext. 26453)

Red Kettle History

This tradition began in San Francisco, 1890. Captain Joseph McFee wanted to raise money to provide a Christmas dinner for the widows and orphans of fishermen who had been lost at sea. He placed a black fishing pot/cauldron on the wharf with a sign that read, “Keep the Pot Boiling!”. That Christmas season, he not only raised enough money to provide a Christmas meal, but gifts and clothing as well. Over the next few years, other large cities continued the tradition. 130 years later, the Red Kettle Campaign of The Salvation Army has become a part of the tapestry of the American Christmas tradition. Millions of dollars have been raised, an average of $25 million per year, nationally, through the Red Kettle Campaign.

With fewer Red Kettles, your donations are needed more than ever to ensure as the pandemic continues, we remain on the front lines helping those most vulnerable.

Stay informed about all of our events, programs, services, and volunteer opportunities by following The Salvation Army – Orlando Area Command page on Facebook!


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