Saturday, November 24, 2012
Annual event offers people chance to see a movie if they donate 5 canned goods. Volunteers will collect canned items.
Volunteer to collect cans for the "Cans Film Festival" at Wehrenberg Theaters Dec. 1. Anyone who donates five cans of food will get a free movie pass for that day. Volunteers are needed to collect, count and box food at these theaters: Click here to sign up for a shift at the theater of your choice. Santa's North Pole Dash Volunteers Needed The Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce needs about 40 volunteers to help with the Santa's North Pole Dash on Dec. 8. Santa's helpers receive elf shirts. Learn more here. Help Organize New Town Christmas Party The New Town General Assembly is looking for volunteers to help with the children's portion of the Christmas Party Dec. 1. Helpers are needed to decorate from 2-4 p.m. and help kids …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Find out how to become one of the ubiquitous Salvation Army bell ringers this holiday season and help raise money for families in need.
It's that time of year again when volunteers for the Salvation Army don their red aprons, stand in front of their red kettles and ring bells to raise money for those in need. We're sure you've seen the famous Salvation Army bell ringing army around every holiday season in front of your favorite mall, grocery store or pharmacy. This year, Patch is making it easy for you to sign up and become a bell ringing volunteer yourself! The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Christmas campaign helps raise funds to provide food, clothes and toys to 6 million people nationwide. Why volunteer? Here are the top 10 reasons why Salvation Army volunteers say they donate their time: If you'd like to volunteer, choose your region below and sign up for a shift online…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Sam Klein, who raises money for charities by recycling ink cartridges and other stuff, got the vote in our recognition program with the Salvation Army.
Congratulations to Sam Klein, a seventh-grader at Parkway Northeast Middle School who runs a recycling charity called InkCycle, and raises hundreds of dollars for charities in the community. Sam won our "Doing the Most Good" recognition program, jointly run by Patch and the Salvation Army Midland Division. We wanted to give readers a chance to recognize someone in the community who they thought was "doing the most good" — and give them a little reward for their work. Sam, who won with 60 percent of the votes cast, and his family win an overnight stay at the Moonrise Hotel in the Loop, a $50 gift card toward a dinner and two tickets to a show at a St. Louis-area venue. He's already received recognition for his work, as featured on NBC …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Check out our nominees, who range from a 12-year-old entrepreneur to a nearly 75-year-old triple-threat volunteer. It's time to vote for which you think is "Doing the Most Good."
Patch recently asked readers to nominate a person in the community whom they believe is "Doing the Most Good." We got five solid nominations and were able to learn a bit more about each one, thanks to the people who nominated them. In partnership with the Salvation Army Midland Division, we put together this recognition program to give readers a little information about some of the extraordinary people serving our communities — and give them a little reward for their work. We present mini-profiles of each person below. Then, you're invited to vote for who you think should win our "Doing the Most Good" award. The top vote-getter gets an overnight stay at the Moonrise Hotel in the Loop, a $50 gift card toward a dinner and two tickets to a …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Patch and the Salvation Army are teaming up to recognize the individual who is Doing the Most Good as a volunteer in his or her community. Who would you nominate?
OPEN FOR ONE MORE WEEK: We're leaving the nomination period open for an additional week. Watch for our finalists Oct. 23! Read below for more details. Do you know a crossing guard who has been walking youngsters across the street for decades? Or a volunteer who has taught reading skills to dozens of adults? Maybe you know someone who has spent hundreds of dollars to provide goods or services to the needy, or a someone who has spent thousands of hours in service to the poor, injured, grieving or sick? As the holidays approach, Patch and the Salvation Army Midland Division are teaming up to recognize some of the people who are "Doing the Most Good" in the St. Louis area. With your help, we'll name the person who is "Doing the Most Good" and …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
You can donate soap or toothpaste, as well as food or clothing.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Doug Miner
Sunday, January 1, 2012
We all have the best intentions when we give a gift, but it doesn't always work out. Maybe you were on the receiving end of multiple bottles of personal care products you really don't think you need. Did you know they can be donated? If after an honest self-assessment you still want to unload that deodorant, here are some places in St. Louis that accept donations. Most also accept clothing or food, so put it all in one box and give them a call or take a drive.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The St. Louis Rams rang bells for the Salvation Army and raised more than $15,000 at the Des Peres Schnucks.
The St. Louis Rams raised thousands for the Salvation Army Tuesday outside the Des Peres Schnucks. By the end of the day, the players raised $15,463.84 for the charity by ringing the traditional Salvation Army holiday bells and giving out Rams prizes. To donate online, click on the St. Louis Rams' online kettle. If you went to the Schnucks and took a picture, tag it #ramsring or mention us at @StLouisLindsay, and we'll add it to our gallery. And check out the slideshow of pictures taken by the Salvation Army. Note: This article has been updated to reflect the new dollar amount and to add the Salvation Army's slideshow.