Bell Ringers

The “miracle” of Christmas happens again and again through joy, caring, and sharing. The Salvation Army Red Kettle is a tradition of the Christmas scene in Lake County, with thousands of dollars donated each year to aid needy families, seniors, and the homeless of our community.

Angel Tree

Families can sign up for Angel Tree in late fall. Through the Angel Tree Giving Program, families with children 12 years old and younger register to ask for necessary clothing, special-need gifts, and other items for the children. Angel Tree Donors generously provide gifts to ensure a joyous and cheerful holiday for families in need.

Adopt-A Family

A diverse collection of local corporations and Lake County area families choose to anonymously “adopt” families in need during the holidays. The Salvation Army Waukegan identifies families who would benefit from the Adopt-A Family Program. The Salvation Army Waukegan matches the adopter with the adoptee and distributes the complete “Christmas Package” before Christmas.