The Salvation Army of Allen County has a number of Seasonal Services available to the community.  These services include:

  • Christmas Assistance

    The Salvation Army helps families at Christmas through two major programs: Christmas Assistance and Adopt-a-Family. The Christmas Assistance program is a food and  toy  distribution program where families receive a Christmas Dinner food voucher It also includes a toy and clothing (when available) for every child the age of 12 and under. In 2012, The Salvation Army in Lima, OH gave away 6,042 new toys and assisted 3,839 people with food and toys.    

Our normal sign up days have past but If you anticipate needing Christmas help, Please feel free to contact us during the month of October. if you have questions please call 419-224-9055. Families may not register for Adopt-a-Family. Families in special circumstances will be chosen by our staff for this program, sometimes from the list of families who registered for Christmas Assistance.  If you would like more information on how to Adopt-a-Family please contact Major Deborah Stacy at 419-224-9055.

  • Tools for Schools

The Salvation Army here in Allen County helps local students here in from Kindergarten through Fourth grade with School Supplies each year.  Our distribution takes place in August.  For assistance you will need to bring in Photo I.D. (for the parent/guardian), Birth Cerfificates, Last Grade Card or Registation Papers for those going into Kindergarten for each child receiving supplies.  In 2011 we assisted 615 students with school supplies.  For further information please contact our office in the month of August at 419-224-9055.

  • Coats Distribution 

The Salvation Army in Lima, OH has a Coats Distribution Program to help individuals and families who are in need of a coat.  In mid-September we put out donation boxes around Allen County to area businesses for those who are able to donate gently used or new coats.  In October we have our distibution.  For more information please contact our office in the month of October at 419-224-9055.

  • Children's Summer Feeding Program

The Salvation Army in Lima, OH is a feeding site for the summer in participation with Lima City Summer Playground Program.  The Lima City Playground Program is designed for children 6-12 years of age.  For further information about the Summer Playground Program and/or to register your childern please contact the Lima Recreation Office in the month of May at 419-221-5195.