Salvation Army (The) - Fort Frances

Site: Fort Frances Office

Service: Christmas Hamper Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Donations of non-perishable items, toys and cash accepted at main office; if no one available at office drop donations off at Thrift Shop
Description (Service)
  • Operates a volunteer program to provide toys and grocery hampers for families at Christmas time
  • Encourages fund raising events on behalf of Christmas Cheer
Grocery Hampers
  • Provides groceries to prepare a Christmas meal, including a turkey
  • Provides extra groceries to assist through the holidays
  • Accepts donations of non perishable food items
  • Accepts cash donations for purchase of groceries; provides receipts upon request
  • Application available for anyone wishing to nominate individuals and families to receive hamper
Toy Program
  • Provides new, gift wrapped toys to children
  • Accepts donations of new toys and gifts for children and teens
  • Committee prefers toys to be unwrapped
Adopt A Family Program

Provides a family with a grocery hamper and toys selected from a personalized wishlist; how the program works:
  • Family in need fills out an application; includes ages and personal wishlist of children
  • Community member purchases groceries for an approximate value of $150 for a 1-2 person family, and $260 for 3 or more person family, and gifts to correspond with list for the children
  • Recommends 2 gifts per child, 1 large gift approximately $30 and 1 small gift approximately $15
  • Encourages the donation of gift certificates for teenagers
  • Keeps all information about benefactors and recipients confidential
Sponsor-A-Family Program
  • Works the same as Adopt-A-Family Program but is designed for people who don't have the time to assemble hamper or buy gifts
  • Sponsor donates the amount for a family and Salvation Army committee will fill hamper and gift wishlist
This organization is a Registered Charity
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 10 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Bergland ; Emo ; Fort Frances ; Morson ; Rainy River ; Stratton
Eligibility
  • Individuals, couples, seniors and families in need 
  • Applications reviewed by committee and eligibility determined on a case-by-case basis 
  • May be required to provide proof of income
Application Grocery Hampers 
  • Completed application form required; call for availability
 
Adopt-A-Family and Sponsor-A-Family 
  • Applications available at main office; call for availability
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-3871
Fax 807-274-0761
E-Mail salarmy@jam21.net
Website www.salvationarmy.ca
Primary Contact Jill Pernsky, Family Services Coordinator
Primary Executive Ryan MacDonald, Lieutenant
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 316 Victoria Ave
Fort Frances, ON P9A 2C2
 
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Intersection Victoria Ave and Church St
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Fundraising ; Donations