Ways To Help


When you contribute your time and/or resources to The Salvation Army, you help us make a difference in the lives of individuals and families right here in our community. With your assistance, we are able to lend a helping hand to nearly 42,000 people each year. There is no way that we could touch this many lives without the incredible support we receive each year from thousands of individuals and groups who share our passion for helping those in need. Thank you for all that you do!


Donating Your Time

Each year, more than 5,000 members of our community choose to donate their time to help others through the programs and services provided by The Salvation Army, providing more than 70,000 volunteer hours over the course of the year. Some volunteer with us throughout the year, while others concentrate their efforts during the holidays. Whether your're able to volunteer once per year or once per week, please know that we welcome you with open arms and we appreciate your contributions!

Volunter Opportunities at The Salvation Army


Financial Contributions

The Salvation Army is blessed with thousands of financial contributors who allow us to make a difference in the lives of more than 38,000 Onondaga County residents each year. Donations from individuals, corporations and community groups help us to provide vital services 24 hours per day and 365 days per year. With your help, we are able to meet the immediate needs of individuals and families in crisis and assist them in making changes that lead to self sufficiency.

We know that you want your money to go directly to those in need, so we great care in managing our resources. One thing you may not realize is thatevery 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.

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.

Below are some different ways that individuals choose to contribute to The Salvation Army. Thank you for your continued support!

Donations by check should be mailed to:
The Salvation Army
677 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

To make a credit card contribution, please call 315-479-3610 or Donate Online

Please click on the links below to learn about other ways to contribute to The Salvation Army