Christmas Assistance Print E-mail


The "miracle" of Christmas is repeated over and over again through the joy of caring and sharing. The traditional red kettle is an integral part of the Christmas scene, with millions of dollars donated each year to aid needy families, seniors, and the homeless. Donations and financial assistance provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need, including families of prisoners.

Volunteers distribute gifts to shut-ins in hospitals and nursing homes, and shelters are open for sit-down dinners. The Salvation Army endeavors to bring spiritual light and love to those it serves at Christmas so that the real meaning of the season is not forgotten. Many families receive aid over a period of months after the Christmas season, as well as people struggling with difficult family, emotional, or employment problems.

Because we want to respond to the varying needs of the communities in which we serve, all of our holiday assistance programs are administered locally. If you require assistance, you will need to contact your local Corps Community Center by using the location search on this page. Please note: Most locations begin registration as early as October, so it's recommended you contact your local Salvation Army as soon as possible to inquire about registration dates.

Volunteers can register online to ring here or call 522-3209 and ask for Jen.

Breakfast and Lunch Print E-mail

Lunch is served at the Modesto Corps Monday through Friday from noon until 1pm. All are welcome, no forms or fees required. Simply bring your appetite!


Coffee, doughnuts and hospitality are served at Sally's Place, our drop-in center at the Modesto Corps, from 8:30am-11am, Monday through Friday. Come, get something to eat, relax, play cards, and spend time with others. A full breakfast is provided by various churches and community groups on Saturday mornings from 8-9am at the same location as our daily lunches.


They’re coming to us for a safe place to play. To learn, to grow into young men and women of character. These are kids from families with parents who worry about them after school — some of them might even be your neighbors. The Red Shield Center in Modesto provides what kids need most: guidance, security, friendship.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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