In 2017, The Salvation Army accepted 2,853 applications throughout Northwest Ohio, which assisted 10,114 individuals, 6,112 of whom were children.

Another Christmas Assistance Registration date has been added on November 5, from 9a-1p. See more information here:
Event assistants are needed for our 6th Annual 5K. Shifts start at 6:30 a.m. The location for this race is downtown Toledo at The Blade Parking Lot (Park in Vistula Parking Garage).

Volunteers are also needed to help with counting toys at the December 6 Toy Drive. Shifts start at 8a. This event takes place on Dorr Street at 13abc.

Volunteers are needed for the December 18 and 19 Toy Shop. In this capacity, volunteers help with carrying out event duties for those receiving Christmas Gift Assistance. Shifts run from 7:30a-12:30p. and 12:30-5:30p. Downtown.

To volunteer, e-mail
Connect your Kroger Card
You can support The Salvation Army Northwest Ohio every time you shop at Kroger!

You just need to register your PlusCard each year and select us for your community rewards.

If you registered your card last year, it might be time to register it again. Registration expires annually, so make sure your card is up-to-date!
If you are interesting in supporting the race in another way, consider volunteering, donating, or being a sponsor by filling out the appropriate contact forms below:

VOLUNTEER - Share your time with us.
DONATE - Every cent counts; donate now.
SHARE - Pass this site along to your friends.
SPONSOR - Sponsoring starts at just $25.

Simply present this flyer when you dine at Zia's or The Real Seafood Company on 11/14, to have a portion of your sale donated back to help your local Salvation Army offices.
Feature from Major Barb Duperree, NWOAS Area Coordinator

In 1891, Captain McFee of San Francisco set up a crab pot to collect donations in order to provide a Christmas dinner to the Poor. Instead of a bell, The Salvation Army Captain hollered out, “Keep the pot boiling!” People were drawn to the pot and thus the first Salvation Army collection “pot” was established.
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Run on the Blade Holiday Parade Route Before the Parade
Registration for the 6th Red Kettle Run is Open
Toledo, OH (Sept. 23, 2019) – The Salvation Army of Northwest Ohio Area Services is excited to announce open registration for the Sixth Annual Red Kettle Relay, 5K, and Family Fun Run. This community- and family-friendly event will be held in downtown Toledo on November 16, 2019. With partnership from The Blade, the race will again offer the opportunity for participants to run on part of the Blade Holiday Parade Route before the parade.