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Shaq Thompson’s Tackles for Kids

​For the second consecutive year, NFL linebacker Shaq Thompson is leading an effort to raise funds and awareness for the local Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs. “Shaq Thompson’s Tackles for Kids” is a pledge campaign based on his season-long on-field performance.

Open Air Meeting Leads to a Saved Soul

​You don’t see them often anymore, but open air meetings were a big part of The Salvation Army. William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, began preaching on street corners at an early age. His goal was to bring hope to the millions of people living in poverty.

Club Members Receive Back-to-School Shopping Spree

​Twenty kids from our West Blvd. and Dillehay Courts Boys & Girls Clubs had a treat this week, as they had the chance to go on a back-to-school shopping spree at Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Run with Us at Carowinds

​The Run and Ride Race is returning to Carowinds on Sept. 9-10, and The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte has been chosen as the local charity.

Toiletry Drive at the Charlotte Knights on Aug. 4

​Join us on Friday, Aug. 4, as we’ll be at the Charlotte Knights game collecting toiletry items for residents at our Center of Hope shelter.

Teens Learn How to Cook During Summer Programming

For the past four years, Brandi has been able to bring her passion for cooking to The Boys and Girls Clubs. She volunteers during the summer program every Thursday to teach the kids how to cook everything from pizza to cupcakes.

Summer camp gives kids a chance to build their leadership skills

Shortly after school let out, Oronde’ spent a week at Camp Walter Johnson, where he’s gone every summer for the past four years.

10,000 Scoops of Free Ice Cream

​What if I told you that every scoop of ice cream you ate could raise $1 for charity? It might sound crazy but it's true!

#WitnessTheFuture with Katy Perry

Katy Perry is encouraging fans everywhere to “break down walls, connect, and inspire.

National Donut Day

​The Salvation Army in Chicago celebrated the first National Donut Day in 1938 to help those in need during the Great Depression and to commemorate the work of the “Donut Lassies” who served donuts to soldiers during World War I.

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