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Upcoming Events

Get the details, links and other information on all upcoming Salvation Army Indiana events here. Please note that some links are not active at this time. Please check back often!

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Emergency Assistance in Disaster Operations Course

  • What: Emergency Assistance in Disaster Operations Course
  • When: Wednesday, February 18; registration 8-8:15 a.m.; class 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Salvation Army EDS Training Facility, 4020 Georgetown Rd, Indianapolis IN 46254
  • Class: (Prerequisite: Intro to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services) This course is designed to train disaster workers and social workers to serve as disaster caseworkers during a disaster relief operation. Participants will learn practical skills such as interviewing clients, filing forms and determining eligibility based upon The Salvation Army standards.
  • Register online at disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or contact Bert Williams at (317) 224-1013 or Bert_Williams@usc.salvationarmy.org
  • Link to class info & registration

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FedEx Canteen Dedication

  • What: FedEx Canteen Dedication
  • When: Thursday, April 30
  • Where: Emergency Disaster Services Training Facility, 4020 Georgetown Rd, Indianapolis IN
  • Why: This is the official dedication of a new EDS canteen (mobile feeding truck) donated by FedEx. This vehicle will assist with disaster response and enable The Salvation Army to provide food and hydration to survivors, first responders and work crews.
  • This event is by invitation only
  • FedEx Canteen Dedication Flickr photo album

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Red Kettle Cook-Off

National Salvation Army Week

  • What: National Salvation Army Week
  • When: May 11 – 17
  • Why: The week of November 18 – December 4, 1954 was declared by the United Stated Congress and proclaimed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to be the first National Salvation Army Week. Today, the dates have changed, but the work of The Salvation Army that was recognized has not – to serve those in need without discrimination.To The Salvation Army, National Salvation Army week is a time for us to thank all of our generous donors and volunteers who allow us to accomplish all that we do.

Volunteer Appreciation Night

  • What: Volunteer Appreciation Night at the Indianapolis Zoo
  • When: May 11
  • Where: Indianapolis Zoo
  • Why: This annual event is a way to thank our many volunteers in Central Indiana for their hard work and dedication to the services and programs at The Salvation Army. Volunteers enjoy our city’s world-class zoo and join us in recognizing outstanding adult and youth volunteers.
  • 2015 Volunteer Night Flickr photo album

Older Adult Spring Luncheon

  • What: Older Adult Spring Luncheon
  • When: May 20
  • Where: Indiana State Fairgrounds
  • Why: Serving the seniors is a ministry that is carried out with a luncheon in both the spring and during the Christmas season. Guests come by special invitation through the local Salvation Army corps in their community.
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • 2015 Older Adult Spring Luncheon Flickr photo album

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National Donut Day

  • What: National Donut Day
  • When: 6 a.m. Friday, June 5
  • Where: Monument Circle
  • Why: The Salvation Army will serve free coffee and donuts, courtesy of Square Donuts, on Monument Circle to celebrate National Donut Day and to thank and show appreciation to our volunteers, donors, employees and community partners. Donut Day was started by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.
  • Why National Donut Day?
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • 2015 National Donut Day Flickr photo album


Christmas in July

  • What: Christmas in July
  • When: Entire month of July
  • Events: Casual For A Cause, Angel Tree, Back To School
  • Why: Christmas in July is a month-long event that encourages our corporate and organization partners to get involved by hosting events or fundraisers. All contributions from Christmas in July go to local Salvation Army programs and services that provide help and hope to families and individuals affected by crisis, poverty, hunger, isolation and troubled relationships.
  • Existing Fundraising Opportunities

Shoe Day

  • What: Back to School Shoe Day
  • When: July 15
  • Where: Fountain Square Corps
  • Why: For many years a long-time Salvation Army donor has made sure the children of Indianapolis have new shoes for school. Growing up as an orphan, Lewis never had the luxury of receiving a new pair of shoes as a child.
  • 2015 Back to School Shoe Day Flickr photo album

Huntington Bank Backpacks

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Golf 4 Giving

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Coats for Kids Kickoff

  • What: Coats for Kids Kickoff
  • When: September 7
  • Where: Donations of new and gently used coats can be dropped off at Indianapolis-area Tuchman Cleaners or purchase a coat online through our secure Coat Shop
  • Why: To provide winter jackets to children in need in central Indiana
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Facebook Event

Estate & Charitable Gift Planning Live Webcast

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Online Red Kettle

  • What: Online Red Kettle
  • When: October 1 – January 31
  • Where: OnlineRedKettle.org
  • Why: Individuals, teams and companies host Online Red Kettles to encourage others to donate to The Salvation Army and fill a virtual kettle. Customizable pages, tips and tools available online make it easy to get your friends and coworkers into the spirit of giving!
  • Online Red Kettle FAQ
  • Start a new Kettle
  • Find an existing Kettle
  • Facebook Event

WTHR Game Day Coats for Kids Collection

Coats for Kids Distribution

Angel Tree Applications

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Red Kettle Christmas Campaign Kick-Off

Turkey Fest

  • What: Turkey Fest
  • When: November 21
  • Where: Sullivan Hardware and Garden
  • Why: Enjoy a wide variety of turkey treats and a hot beverage while listening to a live 93.1 WIBC Home & Garden broadcast with Pat Sullivan & Denny Smith.
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Facebook Event
  • 2014 Turkey Fest photos

Circle City Toy Run

  • What: 21st Annual Circle City Toy Run
  • When: 1 p.m. November 28
  • Where: Salvation Army Indiana Divisional Headquarters
  • Why: Toy collection for Toy Shop hosted by Circle City Riders
  • Facebook Event
  • 2014 20th Anniversary Circle City Toy Run photos

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Gift of Warmth

  • What: Gift of Warmth Packing and Deliveries
  • When: December 2
  • Where: Salvation Army EDS Training Center and Warehouse
  • Why: The Salvation Army has given small gift packages to older adults and others who are homebound or in the hospital due to physical limitations as part of the Gift of Warmth ministry.
  • Volunteer Opportunities


  • What: The WIBC Radiothon for The Salvation Army Bed & Bread Club
  • When: December 4-5
  • Where: Friday Dec. 4 at WIBC / Emmis Communications, Saturday Dec. 5 at Sullivan Hardware and Garden
  • Why: Radiothon is a fundraising campaign benefiting The Salvation Army Bed & Bread Club. There are more than 100 Bed & Bread Clubs located all over the country — all with the same mission: to provide food and shelter to the hungry and homeless. The Clubs help The Salvation Army provide nutritious meals through their feeding programs, groceries from their food pantries, or vouchers to local supermarkets. Clubs also help fund The Salvation Army’s shelters for the homeless, provide motel vouchers for families and individuals who need a temporary place to stay, and assistance with rent or utilities to prevent folks from becoming homeless in the first place.
  • Sponsorship Information
  • Volunteer Opportunities at Emmis Communications or Sullivan Hardware & Garden
  • Click here to go to WIBC’s radiothon page
  • Facebook Events: Friday at Emmis and Saturday at Sullivan’s
  • 2014 20th Anniversary Radiothon photos

Older Adult Christmas Luncheon

  • What: Older Adult Christmas Luncheon
  • When: December 9
  • Where: Indiana State Fairgrounds
  • Why: Serving the seniors is a ministry that is carried out with a luncheon in both the spring and during the Christmas season. Guests come by special invitation through the local Salvation Army corps in their community.
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • 2014 Older Adult Christmas Luncheon photos

Realtor Ring Day

  • What: Realtor Ring Day
  • When: TBD
  • Where: Various locations across Indiana
  • Why: Ring the bells and man the kettles to raise enough donations to meet your local Red Kettle Christmas Campaign goal.
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Facebook Event

Salvation Army Angel Tree

Kroger Kettle Challenge

  • What: Kroger Kettle Challenge
  • When: TBD
  • Where: Kroger stores in Central Division (Indiana and parts of Ohio, Illinois & Michigan)
  • Why: Kroger is a long-time supporter of The Salvation Army, so each year its managerial staff enjoy a friendly competition between central Indiana stores to see who can raise the most funds in a single afternoon of bell ringing. Local and regional staff man the kettles and encourage shoppers to support Salvation Army services in their community.
  • Facebook Event
  • 2014 Kroger Kettle Challenge Kickoff and Divison Challenge Day photos

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