Serving Metropolitan Detroit Since 1944

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit to Offer Christmas Assistance

Metro Detroit families and senior citizens can apply

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit is currently accepting applications for Christmas assistance from residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties at all metro Detroit Salvation Army corps community centers. The application period is Monday, Nov. 11 through Wed.y, Dec. 11.

Families with children up to age 14 may apply to receive toys from The Salvation Army corps community centers' toy shops. Families up to six will receive a food box of non-perishable items to prepare a holiday meal and a grocery store gift card to purchase fresh foods. Larger families will receive more.

Senior citizens will receive grocery store gift cards.

Applicants must provide proof of all members living in the household. Adults must provide a form of identification – which can include a driver's license or state ID - and proof that they live in the zip code served by the corps at which they are applying (such as a recent utility bill or rent lease). Proof of income, as well as names and dates of birth for children, are required to apply for Christmas assistance.

Applications must be filed by appointment at a corps community center according to the recipient's zip code. To schedule an application appointment, please contact the nearest Salvation Army corps community center. Appointments are on a first come, first serve basis. For help finding the nearest center, visit or call (248) 443-5500.

About The Salvation Army

Founded by William and Catherine Booth in London, England in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. This past year, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit was involved in providing 2,493,786 meals and 573,968 nights of shelter for the homeless. The Salvation Army uses $.87 of every dollar raised to provide direct services to people in need each and every day of the year. For more information about The Salvation Army, please call 877-SAL-MICH, or visit us at


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