Starting a new school year may be a thrill of many kids, however it can also cause anxiety and stress for families when they are faced with the expense of buying new clothes, shoes, and other supplies. Many families struggle with paying for the items, clothing, and school supplies that their children need, and many kids unfortunately go without basic back-to-school necessities.
By doing kettles in the Summer, we provide 600 backpacks filled with school supplies to children. With a Washington Foundation Grant, we take 100 teens shopping for back to school clothing and the teens can spend up to $100 each.
For more information about what back-to-Sschool resources are available in your area, contact The Salvation Army in Missoula at (406) 549-0710.
Summer Camp Opportunities
Every summer, The Salvation Army Missoula Corps helps kids of all ages go to camp.
Camp Gifford at Loon Lake, owned and operated by The Salvation Army, is located on 650 pristine acres, with a spectacular view of Mount Rainier, secluded meadows, and a breath taking wetland beaver habitat. The camp offers 3 miles of nature trails, canoeing on our peaceful lake, a challenge course, climbing wall, beautiful Nature Center, outdoor playing fields, modern cabins, indoor gymnasium, outdoor amphitheater, dining hall, large outdoor swimming pool, chapel, outdoor and indoor activity areas. Summer Camp experiences are offered based upon the age of the camper.
Read more about Camp Gifford at Loon Lake HERE.
For more information about sending your child to camp, contact The Salvation Army in Missoula at (406) 549-0710.
We are currently partnering with the Missoula Food Bank in order to better serve those in need at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Food Bank will be providing assistance for Thanksgiving meals, and The Salvation Army will be providing Christmas assistance. If you are in need of help for this Thanksgiving, please contact the Food Bank directly at (406) 549-0543.
The "miracle" of Christmas is repeated over and over again through the joy of caring and sharing and 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. Among the many and varied services and programs provided by The Salvation Army, those that particularly bring joy at Christmas are the Adopt-a-Family/Senior, Angel Tree and Holiday Food Baskets programs. Together, these programs help to ensure that hundreds of lower-income families in our community have an opportunity to receive gifts, have gifts for their children and funds to purchase food for a Christmas dinner celebration.
Through food drives and donations, we are able to provide 575 families with a Christmas dinner. Through angel trees, Adopt-a-Family and Toys for Tots, we provide Christmas toys to over 500 families.
For more information about what assistance is available and service locations, contact The Salvation Army in Missoula at (406) 549-0710.