Sponsorship Opportunities

The drastic need is shown in the increase of our programs and services. Just in the last year, we have seen a 40% increase in people walking through our doors for assistance with food, medicine, housing and clothing. We have seen similar increases across our residential shelter programs and case management to those who are not living within our facilities.

Caring for the less fortunate, giving love and support to those without is the truest definition of Sponsorship. To become a sponsor, please contact the Resource and Media Specialist at 239.278.1551.

Printed materials, all professionally produced:

• Newsletter sponsorships: The Partners in Caring newsletters are published bi-annually (summer and winter) and gives updates on our programs and services, new projects,  helpful business partners, volunteer opportunities, personal client stories and more.

• Annual Report sponsorship: The Salvation Army Annual Report to the Community is published yearly in the spring. It lists our Advisory Board members, messages from the advisory board chairperson and the Majors, service in action, employee and manager of the year, photos and the yearly statistical highlights.

Project Sponsorships:

Christmas

• Christmas Kettles: Select a kettle site from over 60 locations in the county and ranging from six weeks to one week (depending on the level of sponsorship), your business will be the featured Kettle sponsor. Your company employees are welcomed to ring.

• Christmas Toy Shop: Your business can be the premier sponsor of our Christmas Toy Shop. This converted space becomes a Christmas dream to parents and families in need.  Company employees are welcomed to be Toy Shop Helpers to assist families as they come in to select toys and games for their children.

• Medical Unit: At Christmas, the medical unit often goes unnoticed. The patients are often elderly and find themselves alone in our respite unit for the holidays. Your sponsorship of the medical unit would provide gifts and a holiday meal to those under our medical care.

Behind the Red Shield

• Sally’s Café and Marketplace: Due to the significant increases we are seeing not only in the numbers of those we serve through our Food Pantry and evening meal program, but also in the faces of those coming to us for assistance, we know that we must also change in order to more efficiently and effectively serve our neighbors in need. This need has led to the redesign of our Crisis Management Program/Traditional Emergency Food Pantry and evening feeding program into a Sally’s Café and Marketplace, a Client Choice Pantry and Eatery. 

The new face of Sally’s Café and Marketplace will take the mission of The Salvation Army to a new level, embodying not only our service to those in need through direct provisions of food and basic assistance, but also by increasing client dignity, integrity and satisfaction. Your sponsorship will allow us to make this vision a reality on our Fort Myers campus.

• Family Services Unit: At our shelter, families are always in need of individuals and group sponsors to provide for their tangible needs.
Often times, our families come to us with just the clothes on their backs. Whether they have had their home foreclosed on or escaping domestic violence, they are in need to start rebuilding their lives. Your sponsorship helps provide food, shelter, clothing, diapers, baby items, educational materials, transportation and medical care.

• Medical Respite Unit and Primary Care Clinic: Our medical outreach provides medical care to those who are homeless and uninsured. The respite unite is a residential program that allows convalescence in a medical staff setting.  Your sponsorship helps with needed medical equipment, prescriptions and personal toiletries items.

• Shelter Toys and Books:  When children arrive at our shelter, they have left behind toys and books that are familiar to them. Your sponsorship can help keep toys and books readily available for play and learning.

• Meals with Compassion:  Each evening, 365 days a year, we open our doors to serve anyone needing a hot meal. For many, this is the only hot meal they will have for the day. We are in need of individuals or businesses to sponsor a meal for our dinner guests. This can include the opportunity to prepare and/or serve the meal to our neighbors in need. 

National Salvation Army Week

The second week of May is designated nationally as National Salvation Army Week. We take this opportunity to educate and inform our community of the programs and services The Army provides. Also, National Salvation Army Week encourages communities about the need and importance of strengthening its volunteer base. Your sponsorship will provide literature, educational tools and volunteer workshops.

Brick and Mortar

At the Salvation Army campus, there is ongoing physical need of shelter grounds and building improvements.

This list of projects are ones that The Army would like to get started on soon:
1. On site playground
2. Benches for outdoor seating
3. Plants and mulch
4. Renovation of transitional houses
5. Renovation of entrance to our Healthcare for the Homeless Clinic
6. Sally’s Café and Marketplace

The partnership of businesses, The Salvation Army and the community is one of great success stories of charitable giving. Be a part of this team who chooses to work with us to realize their social responsibility and investment in our community. Contact the Resource and Media Specialist today at 239.278.1551.

 About Us

90¢ of every dollar raised by the Lee, Hendry, Glades Counties Command is used to sustain life-changing programs that bring hope to hurting souls.

The Salvation Army assists more than 33 million individuals throughout the year in the United States – over 6 million of those during the holiday season alone.


What Others Are Saying

Executive Compensation - what do top officials make at charities?
Scroll through the list researched by The Chronicle of Philanthropy and find The Salvation Army. This list confirms that your donations to The Salvation Army go to programs and services, not to bloated executive salaries.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
November 16, 2013

"One of the top 10 charities that shine...one that gives supporters more bang for their buck."
Forbes Magazine,
December 2003

The Salvation Army is “America’s favorite and most trusted charity” according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy

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