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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Thank You for Making ‘Load the Lobby’ a Huge Success

No child should ever awake on Christmas morning without a gift. With that in mind, I came up with an idea 6 years ago called "Load the Lobby". Basically, it was an empty floor in our station lobby that needed to be filled with toys for the less fortunate kids in the area. I had no idea how many toys we would collect that first year but even if we collected 10 toys it was worth it.

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Salvation Army bell ringer
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Salvation Army Needs Help Packing Christmas Baskets

The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help pack Christmas Baskets on Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00 a.m. Basket packing will take place this year at the old postal distribution center located just off Wismann Lane on 42nd Street. Just follow the signs. Volunteers may simply show up to help. No registration or confirmation is required.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Are You Getting Assistance From the Salvation Army? Then You Need to Man a Kettle

I heard another request for people to help man the Salvation Army kettles in the area for this Christmas and it reminded me of what I wrote last year on this topic. So I started to write about this need again and after reviewing last year's writing I realize there isn't anything new I could add.  So instead of re-writing it, I thought I would just repost it. So here it is.

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ThinkStock
ThinkStock

Shottenkirk’s Bikes for Tikes Campaign Underway

Shottenkirk Chevrolet & Shottenkirk Kia of Quincy has announced that the Bikes for Tikes Campaign will return for its 3rd year this December. In the course of the first two years, over 350 bicycles were repaired and recycled, and then distributed to area families in need through the Salvation Army’s Toy Town campaign.

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Salvation Army Bell Ringer
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Salvation Army Needs Volunteer Ringers

Christmas season is here and the Salvation Army is looking for volunteers. Bell ringers with the Salvation Army are so important during this time of year. And you can have some fun with it, too.

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ThinkStock

Salvation Army Kicking Off Christmas Campaign With Tree of Lights

The Salvation Army in Quincy will begin the Christmas season with the annual Tree of Lights Christmas Kick-off.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Y101′s Load the Lobby is November 14 Through December 12

Y101’s 6th annual Load the Lobby campaign is underway and we are asking for your help. Beginning Friday, November 14 and running through December 12, we are asking that you help us Load the Lobby with new or good used toys for the less fortunate children in the area. 

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Salvation Army bell ringer
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Salvation Army Looking for Bell Ringers in Hannibal

Those familiar Salvation Army red kettles will be set up in Hannibal beginning Friday, November 14, and volunteers are needed to ring bells.

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Kroc Center - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

The Salvation Army’s Family Thrift Store Groundbreaking Held Today

The Salvation Army of Quincy, Illinois officially broke ground on a new Family Thrift Store building this morning. The new building will be located at 425 Broadway across the street from the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, and across 5th Street from the John Gardner Stevenson Family Emergency Shelter & Family Services building.

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J Marc Serota, Getty Images
J Marc Serota, Getty Images

Salvation Army ‘Cooling Center’ Opens on Heat Advisory Days

The Salvation Army Kroc Center and Family Services office are open as cooling centers on days when heat advisories are issued, for those who need to get out of the extreme heat.

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