By Matt Guyette
The Keene Salvation Army is located at 15 Roxbury Plaza
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
9:00am to 4:00pm
Social Service Hours
Monday through Thursday
10:00am to 3:00pm
Children’s Sunday School
Sundays at 9:45am
Sundays at 11:00am
If you need help with general assistance or during the holidays,
would like to volunteer, make a financial contribution or donate
goods, please contact us:#
- Phone: (603)352-0607
- Fax: (603)352-0623
- Boy’s Adventure
- Girl Guards
- Jr. Soldiers
- Bible Bowl
- Women’s Ministry
- Men’s Fellowship
- Youth Music & Arts
- Community Care Teams
- Pastoral Counseling
Clothing banks and thrift stores are available in most communities.
They may sell gently used clothes or toys to the general public which
can then be used as Christmas presents by those families. Some of
the centers may even provide vouchers or gift certificates to qualified
low income families. Those can then be used to shop for free items
during the holiday at the clothing closet. While the demand is greatest
during the Christmas holiday season, the Salvation Army operates
year round and also has other options available to low income
families for their Easter and Thanksgiving needs. Some services and
resources are offered directly by the agency, such as Angel Tree, and
others are run in partnership with local churches and charities, in
particular Thanksgiving meals. Food baskets are even provided
around Easter too.
Cold Weather Shelter & Drop-in Resource Center
17 Lamson Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-5197
Cold weather emergency shelter open Dec. 21 – March 31;
resource center open year-round.
Hard to believe, but this program has been offered for almost 2 years
now. Our Guest Chef prepares a lightlunch every Sunday along
with the help of an excellent group of energetic volunteers.
This freshly prepared meal is offered each Sunday from 12:00–1:30PM
These meals are created in a large part with donated products and the
vision of our Guest Chefs. Please give us a call at (603) 352-3200
if you would like more information or to find out how you can
participate in this or our evening Hot Meal program.
This is an excellent chance for you to learn more about
The Community Kitchen in a more relaxed weekend atmosphere.
Families, businesses and organizations are welcome to reserve
a specific Sunday to prepare a light lunch, then serve and clean-up
after the meal. Children ages 14 and over are welcome to volunteer.
Please call for more
information at (603) 352-3200.
Hot Meal Program —
Dinner is served weeknights from 5:00—6:30 pm.
We do our best to offer well-balanced nutritional meals:
main dish (meal, poultry or fish), vegetarian dish, starch,
choice of two vegetables, garden and fruit salads, assorted sides,
desserts and beverages. Anyone who is in need of a prepared meal or
companionship is welcome.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Christmas assistance programs.
Millions of families are struggling, and the holidays, including
Christmas, make those struggles more apparent. However these
individuals do have some options and resources available to them.
The various Christmas Assistance Programs that are offered by
the Salvation Army provide holidays meals, toys and other
assistance for a struggling family’s children and also the seniors
that may reside in the household. In addition, the family may be
able to receive the necessary food and grocery items that are
needed to make a Christmas dinner for their family. The Salvation
Army’s Christmas Assistance Program is the non-profit charity
organization’s largest outreach event that is held each and every year.
Families and individuals may register for holiday assistance by
completing the application process, which usually starts during
October or November at their local Salvation Army center.