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Christmas at The Salvation Army

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. 

I wouldn’t have a Christmas at all without The Salvation Army

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. 

Salvation army officer and young family at Christmas

How you can help 


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Night shelters

We will have night shelters in many areas including extra spaces during cold weather.

Providing beds

We provide nearly 3,000 beds all year round with additional provision at Christmas time.

Christmas lunches

Many Salvation Army churches offer Christmas lunch to those lonely and vulnerable
Salvation Army Christmas fundraising

Christmas Fundraising Ideas

Christmas Fundraising Ideas

Get your Christmas mits on our festive fundraising materials and help transform lives!
Get your Christmas mits on our festive fundraising materials

Christmas Present Appeal

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