Salvation Army

Name of Non-Profit Organization *
Salvation Army
Today’s Date: * Thursday, August 3, 2023
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? *
Address *

114 East Central Parkway #400
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
United States
County *
Point of Contact for Magnified Giving Youth * Camille Cates
Point of Contact’s Title *
Grant Writer
Point of Contact’s Email Address *
Point of Contact’s Phone Number (513) 762-5640
Executive Director’s Name *
Major Timothy Lyle
What is the mission of your organization?
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.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (3) Children
  • (9) Hunger
  • (11) Poverty
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
For over 135 years, The Salvation Army has served and continues to serve neighbors in need. Our operations include four Corps Community Centers located in Batavia, Center Hill, West Side, and Northern Kentucky. Additionally, we provide services through our Downtown Cincinnati Social Ministries Department. These locations cover Hamilton and Clermont Counties (Ohio) and Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties (Kentucky).

The Salvation Army provides quality, educational after-school and summer care for children who visit our Corps Community Centers. During a time when they could
otherwise be at risk, we open our doors to kids for growth in literacy, sports, arts, and music skills. These programs incorporate hands-on
activities, character development, and support of the core curriculum being taught in school as well as learning nutritional information.
Children and youth also participate in physical activity and social, emotional, and spiritual development. Music instruction is also made available. Children are provided food and other essentials like school supplies in a safe and positive environment.

Our West Side Learning Center offers early-childhood education and grade-school support for families with children ages 6 weeks to twelve years who are living in extreme poverty. It is professionally managed and staffed and offers early learning and play-based learning experiences that aid children in meeting
critical developmental milestones, as well as preparing them for school and success in the future. The Center maintains a five-star quality rating and improvement system administered by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned with a presence in nearly every community across the country to combat hunger and food insecurity wherever it persists. Those in need across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky can receive groceries via our food pantries in all locations, including the most
vulnerable of our communities—underserved children in our after-school and summer enrichment programs, the elderly at our Adult Day Center, those needing emergency shelter, people looking to better their lives at our addiction recovery facilities, survivors rebuilding their lives after a disaster,
domestic violence victims, and victims of human trafficking.

Salvation Army has initiatives that focus on ensuring families can keep a roof over their heads, food in their stomachs, and utilities on—like heat and air conditioning in the hottest and coldest months of the year. The long-term effects of the pandemic, rising housing costs, and increased inflation have put millions of families at risk of falling below the poverty line and entering a cycle of challenges that can
last for years—or generations—to come. Through our Social Ministries, we have assisted individuals and families with rent, utilities, services in crisis situations, and other services such as assistance with ID cards and birth certificates.

During the Christmas season, The Salvation Army Toy Shop, Adopt-a-Family program, and Adopt-a-Senior program provide toys, food vouchers, clothing, and gifts to thousands of families, children, and individuals. In Greater Cincinnati alone, over 11,000 individuals are assisted by The Salvation Army during Christmas in some way every year. Our Women’s Auxiliaries contribute to the effort with donations of dolls, bears, and books.

The Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is proud to partner with End Slavery Cincinnati. Together we provide comprehensive case management to all human trafficking victims, regardless of gender, age, or documentation status. We develop individual plans for each client based
on their needs and goals. Case managers provide overall support, crisis intervention, safety planning, advocacy, resources, and referrals. The Salvation Army raises awareness of the injustices of human trafficking by partnering with our local coalition. Through prevention activities, and our work to reduce demand for forced labor and commercial sex, we help to prevent future crimes.

We give ongoing care to those escaping the life of human trafficking. Along with the immediate needs of shelter, transportation, food, and clothing, we address physical and psychological trauma through a variety of services, including:
• Victim advocacy • Job development
• Crisis intervention • Repatriation
• Safety planning • Social service benefits
• Court advocacy • Substance abuse treatment

The love of God is a free gift to all. When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide funding for programs that help share God’s love with those who need it most. During times of disaster, 59% of people prefer support from a religious counselor or clergy member. When times of trouble occur, many seek the love of God through spiritual guidance and healing. The Salvation Army meets this need through a loving and caring faith community. Salvation Army officers are ordained clergy and are prepared at any time to offer comfort, care, and ministry, embodying the mission of The Salvation Army to meet human needs without discrimination.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? *
Yes, Grades 6 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.
The Salvation Army is always in need of bell-ringers during our Christmas season which also counts toward their service hours for school. These can be high school-aged students, or younger if accompanied by a parent. Our Adopt-a-Family and Toy Shop events also have volunteer opportunities.

In Northern Kentucky, there are opportunities to assist with packing food boxes that are taken to a local low-income Senior Residence.

We would be glad to discuss other volunteer opportunities that we may have available that are not listed here.

Volunteer coordinator Jerry Smith
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (513) 762-5643
Student Connection Preference (click all that apply): *
  • Call Us at the Point of Contact Phone Number
  • Email Us at the Point of Contact Phone Number
  • Come for a Site-Visit
  • Volunteer
  • Virtual Calls