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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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CALENDAR | JANUARY | FEBRUARY | MARCH | APRIL | MAY | JUNE | JULY | AUGUST | SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER | NOVEMBER | DECEMBER

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

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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MARCH
APRIL

The Salvation Army Annual William Booth Society Reception

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MAY

Red Kettle Cook-Off

  • What: Red Kettle Cook-Off
  • When: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm May 6
  • Where: Georgia Street, Downtown Indianapolis
  • Why: Celebrate National Salvation Army Week and 130 years of service to Hoosiers with us! Red Kettle Cook-Off is an opportunity to see how companies, organizations, volunteers and staff come together to do the most good.
  • 2015 Red Kettle Cook-Off Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Facebook Event
  • 2014 Red Kettle Cook-Off Flickr photo album

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.

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
  • 2014 Older Adult Spring Luncheon Flickr photo album

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JUNE

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?
  • 2014 National Donut Day Flickr photo album

JULY

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

Volunteer Appreciation Night

  • What: Volunteer Appreciation Night at the Indianapolis Zoo
  • When: July 9
  • 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.
  • 2014 Volunteer Night at Victory Field Flickr photo album

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.
  • 2014 Back to School Shoe Day Flickr photo album

Huntington Bank Backpacks

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AUGUST

Golf 4 Giving

  • What: Women’s Auxiliary 17th Annual Golf 4 Giving
  • When: 10:30 am August 19
  • Where: Golf Club of Indiana
  • Why: The Women’s Auxiliary organizes the event because of their deep desire to help The Salvation Army with its many programs that serve the less fortunate in the community. All proceeds are distributed to Salvation Army programs, corps, centers and ministries in Indianapolis.
  • Register a player or team
  • Sponsorship Information
  • Facebook Event
  • 2014 Golf 4 Giving Flickr photo album

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SEPTEMBER

Coats for Kids Kickoff

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OCTOBER

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

Coats for Kids Colts Collection

Coats for Kids Distribution

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NOVEMBER

Toy Shop Applications

Red Kettle Christmas Campaign Kick-Off

  • What: Red Kettle Christmas Campaign Kick-Off
  • When: Kickoff Ceremony 11:00 a.m. November 11; Campaign runs from November 13 through December 31
  • Where: The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters
  • Why: Almost one third of the funds needed for Salvation Army programs is raised during the annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign. The official kick-off brings together community partners and volunteers who will help The Salvation Army reach its $3.3 million Red Kettle goal.
  • Red Kettle Information
  • Sign up to ring a bell
  • Create an Online Red Kettle
  • Facebook Event
  • 2014 Red Kettle Christmas Campaign Kick-Off photos

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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DECEMBER

WISH Tree

  • What: WISH Tree
  • When: November 15 to December 15
  • Tweet for Toys: TBD (tweet #WISHtree to @WISH_TV to schedule toy pick-up)
  • Indianapolis Zoo: TBD
  • Colts Collection: December 6, Lucas Oil Stadium 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Donation Locations: TBD
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Facebook Events: Zoo and Colts
  • Photos from last year’s Colts Toy Collection and Tweet for Toys

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

Radiothon

  • 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

Colts Bell Ringing

  • What: Colts Bell Ringing
  • When: December 6, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Where: Lucas Oil Stadium (inside)
  • Why: Ring the bells and man the kettles to raise enough donations to meet the Red Kettle Christmas Campaign goal.
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Facebook Event

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 Toy Shop

  • What: Salvation Army Toy Shop
  • When: Toy Collection November 15 – December 14; Toy Shop 10 a.m. – 7 p.m December 17 (Appointment Only)
  • Where: Toy Shop is at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
  • Supported by WISH-TV’s WISH Tree
  • How you can host a toy drive
  • How to Apply
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • 2014 Toy Shop photos

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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