Friday, December 11, 2009

Donate a Pillow and Blanket to new Salvation Army Shelter with Target

The  Salvation Army’s emergency family shelter, Hospitality House, is seeking sheets like these, in white, along with mattress pads, pillows and cases, and blankets. It asks the public to visit a Target store gift registry and ask for List ID: 012018800000074 or use Target’s online gift registry to donate the linens. The  Salvation Army needs 100 of each type of bed linen to prepare for its move to a new location on January 15th, where the shelter’s guests will sleep on beds instead of mats.

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.)  The Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps has registered at Target to help provide pillows, blankets and other bedding for its new shelter, a building under remodel on Tenth Street.

This will allow anyone the opportunity to shop for a housewarming gift for the Salvation Army, which hopes to move into the new shelter in early January. It needs new bedding because at its current location, shelter residents sleep on mats but in the new location they will sleep on beds.

“We will be treating them with much more dignity than the current conditions allow,” said Capt. Stephen Ball, executive director of the San Bernardino Corps. “But we’re going to need a lot of help. A family just getting started in a new house may need linens for three or four beds, but we’re going to need 100 of almost everything. We need the help of the community to provide even those most basic bedding needs.”

The Target Foundation allows non-profit organizations such as The Salvation Army to create registries so that community members can help donate specific needs. These registries can be printed at Target, in the same way one would print a wedding or baby gift registry, so shoppers can help The Salvation Army while at Target Christmas shopping and ask for List ID: 012018800000074.

Anyone not going to a Target store anytime soon can visit “Salvation Army Hospitality House Homeless Shelter” to find out the needs of the local Salvation Army Corps.  Not all items are available on line.

 About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps
The Salvation Army may be able to provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Radio Network assists rescue workers and evacuees in such disasters as fires.

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church, and also offers evangelical programs for boys, girls and adults. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination. Donations may always be made online at or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY.