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Salvation Army

Peter Singer Wants Us to Be More Thoughtful Givers

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Tamar Abrams

Many acts of charity are spontaneous, as you walk by the Salvation Army kettle or past the guy with a cardboard sign standing in the median. Others ar...

Retired Man Makes Toys For Kids In Need

Nadine Cheung | Posted 11.03.2015 | Good News

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

Gen. Colin Powell Should Be on Republican or Democratic 2016 Presidential Ticket

Lonna Saunders | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Lonna Saunders

Retired four-star Gen. Colin Powell was the first African-American Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, National Security Advisor under President Reagan, the only African-American to date on the Joint Chiefs of Staff of which he became Chairman, and on and on and on.

Wash and Swear

Charlie Carillo | Posted 09.22.2015 | Comedy
Charlie Carillo

LONDON - This is a photo of my soaking wet laundry on the clothesline, where it's been hanging for three days and three nights. Every time it's al...

Dr J Returns to Philadelphia for the Erving Golf Classic

Laura Goldman | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Laura Goldman

Philadelphia 76ers basketball legend Julius "Dr. J" Erving is the gift that keeps giving to Philadelphia sports fans. The Basketball Hall of Famer returns to Philadelphia for the Julius Erving Golf Classic September 12-14.

Hurricane Katrina's Struggling Black Gay Community

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

The hurricane exposed not only race and class fault lines, but the odious fault lines of heterosexism and faith-based privilege. LGBTQ evacuees, many of whom are now displaced, faced all kinds of discrimination at the hands of many of the faith-based relief agencies.

Told She Was Too Attractive For The Salvation Army, Lawsuit Says

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business

The Salvation Army's charitable image is being challenged in a big way. A woman in Roanoke, Virginia, is suing the organization in federal court fo...

How To Help East Village Explosion Victims

The Huffington Post | Impact Editors | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact

New Yorkers reacted in perfect form on Thursday after an explosion rattled the city’s East Village neighborhood, and now supporters nationwide are c...

What Charities Should Know About Using Viral Memes For Marketing Campaigns | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact

So, are social memes the shock tactic future of charity campaigns? Charities have long been criticised for using shock tactics in their advertising...

Salvation Army Uses #TheDress To Spread Important Domestic Violence Message

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.06.2015 | Women

#TheDress optical illusion caused a social media frenzy with debates over whether its fabric was blue and black or white and gold. Though millions of ...

Can't Stop the Giving

Marc Joseph | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Marc Joseph

With the impasse in Washington, which looks like it will be getting even worse in 2015, we cannot rely on our government to pick up the slack to take care of those Americans who truly need our help.

Busted: Leaked Salvation Army Document Shows It's Still Homophobic

Allison Hope | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

What's more annoying than the constant ringing of bells by Salvation Army donation-bucket volunteers during the holiday season? The organization's longstanding, outspoken homophobia, of course!

Salvation Army Concerned That Gold Tooth Donation Was Unintentional

Posted 12.19.2014 | Weird News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Salvation Army spokesman says someone has dropped a gold tooth into a holiday collection kettle. Spokesman Rick Carroll...

Rings Dropped In Salvation Army Donation Kettle Pay For $21,000 Worth Of Toys For Kids

The Associated Press | Posted 12.15.2014 | Good News

BOSTON (AP) -- Not even J.R.R. Tolkien could dream up rings as precious as these. A former Salvation Army bell ringer is paying $21,000 for a diamo...

No Child Deserves to Be Left Behind

George Heymont | Posted 12.12.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new films making the festival circuit offer dark, yet refreshingly blunt insights into teens who rise above their situations in order to redefine their lives. Each offers a candid perspective on reality that would easily scare off studio executives hungry for a commercial success.

The Giant Determination of Jameel McClain

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 11.25.2014 | Sports
Jens Erik Gould

When Jameel McClain readies for the snap behind the New York Giants' defensive line, the imposing 6-foot-1-inch, 250-pound linebacker knows his task is to stop some of the most talented offensive players in the league.

Music Program Serves Philadelphia Youth

Peak Johnson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Peak Johnson

The goal of the music and arts program of the Salvation Army in Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware is to provide disadvantaged youth from their 60 corps community centers access to quality instruction.

One Congregation, One Family

Street Sense | Posted 10.09.2014 | Impact
Street Sense

The eight representatives from DC faith communities are engaged in a fierce debate over whether or not to buy an expensive pair of NIKE shoes.

The Salvation Army's White-Flag Surrender to Secularism

Dan Arel | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Dan Arel

This week the Salvation Army caved, and a settlement has been reached that upholds the separation of church and state and will no longer allow the organization to hold those they serve or those they employee to any religious standards while receiving taxpayer dollars.

Salvation Army Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion

By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK, March 18 (Reuters) - The Salvation Army has settled a lawsuit brought a decade ago by now-former employe...

Big Bag Of Weed Donated To Salvation Army

AP | Posted 02.23.2014 | Weird News

SUGARCREEK, Pa. (AP) — An act of charity may end badly for one donor to a Pennsylvania Salvation Army outlet. Sugarcreek Borough police say they we...

The Spirit of the Holiday Season (and the New Year) - Giving Back

Jay Scott | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In recent weeks I've had many conversations about this very topic, the spirit of the holiday season, and I've heard many stories of those who volunteer their time during this very busy season.

Christmas Miracle: Gold Bar Found In Salvation Army Kettle

Posted 12.27.2013 | Business

The Salvation Army in Michigan City, Ind., is counting its lucky stars this holiday season after one very generous donor quietly slipped a valuable go...

Momentum And Inertia: Twin Threats To The Separation Of Church And State

Rev. Barry Lynn | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Rev. Barry Lynn

Today, we have two main problems related to separation of church and state. To borrow from physics, one relates to momentum, the other to inertia.

Jesus at the Food Bank

Jack Levison | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Jack Levison

Here I am, a middle-aged professor of Bible, and I'm being taught about Jesus by a couple of homeless men who are figuring out what to take from the food bank.