Christmas time wouldn’t be the same without The Salvation Army. More than 700 Salvation Army centres across the UK will be celebrating, with Christmas lunches, carol concerts and present donations.
Ways we help
This Christmas, we will be in local communities ensuring that vulnerable people get the happy Christmas they might otherwise have missed out on.
- At our lifehouses – our residential centres for homeless people – there will be a Christmas lunch and small presents for residents.
- At our community centres we will be welcoming lonely older people through our doors to enjoy a festive Christmas meal among friends.
- We will be organising food deliveries, warm second-hand winter clothes and toys to struggling families.
"We had nothing to give the children on Christmas Day until you arrived with your parcel of food and toys. I’ll never forget the kids’ squeals of delight when they opened their presents."
Sophie, a mother of a family on a very low income.
How you can help
Donate a present to our Present appeals – find out more about where your local one is
Donate to a local foodbank - find out if your local church is running a foodbank scheme
Donate clothes to your local Salvation Army shop – find out where your local one is
Volunteer – many of our volunteer places will now have been filled for Christmas 2019. Visit your local church to see activities over Christmas and register your interest for future volunteering opportunities. You can also visit our volunteer pages to see current positions available or sign up for our newsletter below for information about our work and how you can support us.