Community Supported for Over 100 years - "Doing the Most Good" in the Fox Cities!


Because volunteers give generously of time, talent and energy on behalf of the disadvantaged, The Salvation Army is able to help thousands of Fox Cities’ families, children, individuals and seniors each year. We rely on volunteers to help us every day, from serving a free hot lunch seven days a week to the special gift of time during the busy holiday season when we need nearly 10,000 hours of support by bell ringers alone. We are an “Army’ of volunteers.

Volunteers come to The Salvation Army as individuals, families or community organizations. Volunteer opportunities can be either short- or long-term commitments. Much of the volunteer work is seasonal, helping with the many programs of The Salvation Army at Christmas including the Toy Shop, Coats for Kids, and Food Basket Distribution along with the all important bell-ringing. 

Services of The Salvation Army continue year-round because we are committed to Doing the Most Good for those in need. Ongoing volunteer opportunities include working with young people at The Salvation Army Corps Worship & Community Center, helping with feeding programs for people of all ages, lending a hand in The Salvation Army’s emergency food pantry, office help, assisting in our Senior Program or being an on-call driver for various needs as they arise. Host a Food Drive ~ Information Here

The Salvation Army’s volunteer coordinator works with groups and individuals to match their interests and needs with those of The Salvation Army. Our prayer is that our volunteers experience joy and satisfaction as they continue to share their resources with others. If you are seeking a meaningful way to serve others, The Salvation Army would love to have you aboard.

To sign up online, follow the link below:  


Please submit the application by following the instructions on the form. You should receive a phone call within two or three business days. For questions call the volunteer coordinator at 920-955-1230.

Whether you have two hours available or 50 - we have an opportunity for you to help others!



The Salvation Army is an international movement that is greatly supported by donations from the community. The Army is a worldwide organization committed to serving people, changing one life at a time. You have the power to donate directly to the Fox Valley community as a whole, a specific program within The Army or help with the devastating impacts of world disasters. The Army offers several ways for individuals to donate: through time, money and goods. A receipt of your donation will be provided for tax purposes. You are encouraged to explore our site for information about programs that are supported through your generosity. 

Monetary Donations

By Mail
Donations can be mailed to the following address: 

The Salvation Army – Fox Cities
130 E. North Street
P.O. Box 1605
Appleton, WI 54912-1605

Donate Online

This Secure Giving Facility operates on the Internet within a Secure Server registered under the Secure Socket Layer standards of Verisign. Any information provided will be held in confidence and only transferred within The Salvation Army using Lotus Domino R.S.A approved 64 bit encryption. Make an online donation.

Thrivent Choice Dollars®

Choice Dollars® directions can help support The Salvation Army – Fox Cities.

Think of the impact you—along with other eligible Thrivent members—can help make by directing Choice Dollars® to The Salvation Army. The grant funding we receive from Thrivent Financial through this program can help us provide basic needs to those most in need throughout our community.

Directing Choice Dollars is easy. Simply go to to learn more and find program terms and conditions. Or call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt. Together, we can do even more to help strengthen our community and change lives. 

In-Kind Donations

Donated goods and services provide much needed assistance to our programs.  The Fox Valley area is your own backyard. Perhaps it is the place you grew up, went to school, raised a family, worked or maybe retired. This is your community, where your friends and neighbors live. You want it to grow, prosper to be a safe place for future generations with good things and opportunity. Thanks to your in-kind donations, The Salvation Army has been here since 1917 offering help and hope to those who are hurting.


Planned Gifts 

Thanks to your life income gifts, gift annuities and other planned giving options, we are able to serve those most in need in our community. Read more about Planned Giving Options.


Bell Ringing

The miracle of Christmas happens again and again through joy, caring, and sharing. The Salvation Army Red Kettle is a tradition of the Christmas scene in the Fox Cities, with thousands of dollars donated each year to aid needy families, seniors, and the homeless of our community.

Many of The Salvation Army programs operate only because of the time and donations we receive through the Red Kettle Campaign. Donations provide food and shelter for families in need. Financial assistance helps with basic necessities as well as seasonal assistance.

In mid September of each year, on-line and phone sign-up begin for those who wish to bell ring. The Salvation Army-Fox Cities has many indoor and outdoor locations (including kettle huts) throughout the Fox Valley for ringing. Bell ringing hours vary per location and are available Monday-Saturday. Please note we do not ring on Sundays. Call 920-955-1225.

To sign up for bell ringing online, please follow the link below:

Read the history of The Salvation Army's iconic Red Kettles.