Through the generosity of the Jackson community, our Angel Tree program delivers Christmas magic to children and seniors by putting new clothes and toys under the tree. In 2018, the Jackson Corps was able to provide 36,156 gifts to those in need. Read More.
Beat the Heat Fan Drive
Mississippi summers can be brutal. High energy bills and increased food costs put an unavoidable burden on needy families. We rely on the community to donate box fans along with cases of water to be given out through our emergency services department.
Our youth athletic programs teach boys and girls valuable lessons about life and the skill of winning or losing with grace. Through focused attention, they learn there are adults who care and are willing to spend time helping them to be better people, not just better students or athletes. Through it all, we aim to increase motivation to learn and make learning fun.
Coats for Kids
This project strives to help children and families all our across our six county area who might be in need of a jacket/coat. We work very closely with surrounding schools who make us aware of any immediate needs their students may have. Helping with this annual coat drive is as simple as dropping off a new coat to any of our participating partners.
Being forced to make the decision between paying bills and feeding your family is an impossible position to be in. The Salvation Army Jackson Corp helps provide nutritious meals to those in need. This includes our homeless neighbors, individuals and families who may be down on their luck and in need of some extra assistance. In addition to addressing the immediate symptoms of food insecurity, our programs are designed to help identify and treat its root cause.
Flight to North Pole
The Salvation Army has partnered with the 172nd Air Wing Unit and The Radio People to allow 60 children visit the “North Pole” by way of a military aircraft. This is a magical night that one can only dream of having. The children explore the “North Pole”, play games, and receive their Christmas presents directly from Santa Claus and his elves.
Each 6 foot by 3 foot mat is made from 600 to 700 recycled plastic grocery bags. The mats are lightweight, waterproof and help keep plastic bags out of oceans and landfills and our homeless friends off the ground. Each mat takes 50+ hours to make.
National Salvation Army Week
Each year, this week serves as an opportunity to celebrate our volunteers, donors and program beneficiaries who have enabled us to serve in Mississippi for over 100 years.
The Salvation Army is part of the universal Christian church and has a full congregation in Jackson, MS. Here, everyone is accepted and welcomed into the family of God as they are encouraged to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ. These beliefs are the very foundation on which The Salvation Army stands!
Seniors have fun by taking part in activities such as arts and crafts, health and fitness, bible study, bingo, educational opportunities, movie day, guest speakers, and even day trips while empowering themselves to learn, laugh, and thrive among like-minded friends.