At The Salvation Army, we take great care in managing your contributions, so that each dollar we receive can do the most possible good for those in need in our community. Donors like you make it possible for us to serve more than 38,000 individuals in Onondaga County each year, many of whom have nowhere else to turn for help.

In a Forbes Magazine interview, the late management guru Peter Drucker called The Salvation Army "by far the most effective organization in the U.S. No one even comes close to it in respect to clarity of mission, ability to innovate, measurable results, dedication and putting money to maximum use." One of the reasons we consistently receive high ratings from charity watchdog groups is that we keep our administrative costs to a minimum.

One thing you may not realize is that every dollar we receive from our contributors helps us to secure up to an additional three dollars worth of donated supplies and governement grants. This means that your gift has the potential to quadruple in value.

Thank you for helping us Make Change Happen!

Check Donations:

Please mail to:
The Salvation Army
677 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Credit Card Donations:

For online donations, please click the Donate Button at the top of the page or the Red Kettle to the left.
If you'd prefer to donate by phone, please call Andrew at (315) 479-3610.


Memorial & Tribute Gifts

A Memorial Gift provides you with a special way to reach out to family and friends to express sympathy for the loss of a loved one while providing support for The Salvation Army's many programs. When your Memorial Gift is received, The Salvation Army will immediately send a card to the person you designate, in your name, with a brief message expressing your sentiment.  The amount of the gift is not mentioned in this card, but you will receive separate acknowledgement of your tax-deductible gift for your own files. Your gift is also acknowledged in our quarterly newsletter, Others, "in memory of" the person you are honoring.

A Tribute Gift is very similar to a Memorial Gift, except that you are making a gift "in honor of" a special person (living) or event in your life. Some examples of tribute gifts include celebrating an accomplishment by a loved one, birthdays, anniversaries and other special events.



Andrew Sabbaghzadeh, Director of Development - (315) 479-3610