Sam's Club Helps Salvation Army Ensure that Hope Marches On This Christmas

Nov 12, 2021 | by Joseph Cohen

Sam’s Club donation to make lasting impact on Salvation Army families

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (November 5, 2021) – Sam’s Club announced a $50,000 donation to The Salvation Army during the recent kickoff of the wholesale club’s “Merry-ville” holiday experiences in Santa Clarita, Calif. The funds will be distributed equally across five Salvation Army units to help local individuals and families with housing, utilities, Christmas presents and other needs to help them remain in their homes through the end of the year.

“The Salvation Army is deeply grateful to Sam’s Club for their widespread and generous donation this holiday season,” said Commissioner Kenneth Hodder, National Commander of The Salvation Army. “And we are delighted to be included in these experiences that will bring the holiday spirit to communities across the country.”

The $50,000 donation will support individuals and families in need and be distributed across five communities where Sam’s Club is hosting “Merry-ville” events including:

  • Santa Clarita, California:    November 4-7
  • Denver, Colorado:              November 13-14
  • Plano, Texas:                       November 20-21
  • Moore, Oklahoma:              November 27-28
  • Pooler, Georgia:                  December 4-5

Walmart and Sam’s Club helped The Salvation Army raise nearly $60 million through online roundup, Angel Tree donations and storefront red kettles in 2020. The partnership has grown annually for more than 40 years and has become a significant reason why The Salvation Army can serve more than 30 million people each year.

Each donation helps The Salvation Army ensure that hope marches on for hardworking individuals and families who are struggling this holiday season.

All gifts remain in the community in which they are given. To get help or give help this holiday season, visit

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 30 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at over 7,000 centers of operation around the country. In 2021, The Salvation Army was ranked #2 on the list of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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