Ways to Donate

At The Salvation Army, 83 cents of every dollar is used to directly support programs and services.  Our supporters have become part of a network of thousands of California South residents who donate their time, money and talents to the work of The Salvation Army.  We thank you for your generosity and your support for our mission.

All financial contributions are tax-deductible, as provided by law. If you choose to make a financial donation, you will receive a confirmation at the end of your transaction - with an acknowledgment of your gift to follow in the mail. This acknowledgment will serve as your receipt.


All online donations will be given to your local Salvation Army Community Corps Center unless otherwise specified.

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Be a Red Shield

Use events in your life to help us change the world! The Red Shield fundraising program is our effort to help those in need and "shield" them from the challenges that have put them in a position of need. From garage sales and birthday parties to bike rides and marathons, just do your thing, and we'll be there to help!

By Phone/Mail

To make a donation over the phone please call 1-800-Sal-Army (1-800-725-2769). To donate by mail you can send a check payable to The Salvation Army to The Salvation Army P.O Box 93002, Long Beach CA 90809. All donations will go to your local Salvation Army unless otherwise stated in the Memo Line.

In-Kind Gifts

The Salvation Army California South includes 24 social service programs and 33 Community Corps Centers. Gifts-In-Kind allow us to build our capacity, keep our costs low, expand our capabilities, and ultimately, serve more people in our community.

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Planned Giving

Make The Salvation Army part of your legacy by taking part in our Planned Giving Program. We offer a variety of Planned Giving options including Bequests, Charitable Gift annuities, Outright gifts, and more. For those 70½ or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from IRA accounts. 

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Matching Gifts

You can maximize the impact of your gift by giving your employer a chance to participate in your commitment to Doing the Most Good. If your company has a Matching Gift Program, please complete your company's Matching Gift Form and mail it to the address below along with your donation: The Salvation Army, Matching Gift Processor, PO Box 93002, Long Beach CA 90809

Workplace Giving

Funding received by The Salvation Army through workplace contributions do make a difference! Workplace Giving programs enable employees to donate to the charity of their choice through payroll deduction during an open enrollment period.

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Family Stores

The Salvation Army has many Family Stores throughout California South. When you donate to our Family Stores, you are helping those who are enrolled in our Salvation Army Addiction Programs.

Call 1-800-SA-Truck or visit www.satruck.org for more information.