Provide Scholarships: Listen to your heart and become a Halo Club Donor.
A Scholarship Success Story Toma D. was one of the first hires when The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center opened. A single mom with two girls, she found herself at the end of her resources, jobless, homeless and living at The Salvation Army shelter. Toma got a job as a cabana attendant, helping guests with lockers and cabanas and keeping the area clean. It’s a job she embraces with enthusiasm and energy. She says, “I feel good about coming in everyday, I look forward to it, it makes me feel good about myself. Thank you William Booth, thank you everybody. You helped me provide for my kids in a very dark time and move on from there.”
This is just one of a myriad of true stories which show what can happen when the different parts of our Salvation Army ministries work together to change lives. Family Services, Kroc Center, and Corps (church) Ministries can work together to help move people from needing help to becoming self-sustaining. The Salem Kroc Center is not just a community center that happens to be run by The Salvation Army; it is an integral part of our core mission of meeting human needs and sharing Christ. Do YOU have a scholarship success story to share? We’d love to hear from you! Click HERE to send us your story today!
Watch another one of our latest success stories HERE!
The Kroc Scholarship Fund is completely funded by donors and community support. For a tax-deductible donation of $15 a month you will be providing an opportunity for a child, youth and/or under-served families to attend the Kroc Center.
It was Joan Kroc’s vision that all individuals have equal opportunities to grow their natural gifts and talents. The Kroc Center is a world-class facility allowing just that; an equal opportunity which allows each person the chance to discover and develop their natural gifts!
Just who are Halo Donors? They are people who are interested in the education and well-being of children and at-risk youth in their communities; people who have a heart for children who live at poverty level and who are struggling financially; Halo Club Donors are people who care enough for the future of the children of tomorrow.
If this sounds like you, join The Halo Club today! You don’t have to be a member of the Kroc Center to give. Please consider joining the Halo Club by donating at least $15 monthly or donating a one-time gift of $180. Make sure to designate ‘Halo Club’ as the specific use for your donation. Thank you!