Back-To-School Supplies

Starting a new school year may be a thrill of many kids, however it can also cause anxiety and stress for families when they are faced with the expense of buying new clothes, shoes, and other supplies. Many families struggle with paying for the items, clothing, and school supplies that their children need, and many kids unfortunately go without basic back-to-school necessities.

This is where The Salvation Army can help. The Salvation Army provides thousands of kids across the country with new clothes, supplies, and really confidence as many kids are able to obtain the right ingredients and items that are needed for success in the classroom. Many families that need help with obtaining school supplies for their children can get assistance from the Salvation Army. Our organization offers qualified families a number of resources provided in partnership with major retailers, while other Back-To-School programs are administered directly by us. We are also supported by a number of volunteers and volunteer organizations, partnerships, local and national businesses. Families with children of school age (K-12) - and meet the low income level requirement - may apply to receive back to school supplies every year before school starts.

For more information about what back-to-Sschool resources are available in your area, contact The Salvation Army in Yakima at (509) 453-3721


Summer Camp Opportunities

Every summer, The Salvation Army Yakima Corps helps kids of all ages go to camp.

Camp Arnold at Timberlake, owned and operated by The Salvation Army, is located on 650 pristine acres, with a spectacular view of Mount Rainier, secluded meadows, and a breath taking wetland beaver habitat. The camp offers 3 miles of nature trails, canoeing on our peaceful lake, a challenge course, climbing wall, beautiful Nature Center, outdoor playing fields, modern cabins, indoor gymnasium, outdoor amphitheater, dining hall, large outdoor swimming pool, chapel, outdoor and indoor activity areas. Summer Camp experiences are offered based upon the age of the camper.

Read more about Camp Arnold at Timberlake HERE.

For more information about sending your child to camp, contact The Salvation Army in Yakima at (509) 453-3721


Thanksgiving Assistance

The holidays provide a sense of tradition to many and that is especially true at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Each year during the Thanksgiving season, The Salvation Army serves thousands of familes in need, as well as the hungry and disadvantaged in our community. Regardless of your religion, income, or background, the Salvation Army administers programs for the holidays.

The details vary by location, but Thanksgiving programs may provide a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, takeout lunch bag, small gifts and toys for your children, and more. In some areas, prepared Thanksgiving meals and baskets are delivered by volunteers to families in need, including seniors or shut-ins, who can’t pick up the food themselves.

For more information about what assistance is available and service locations, contact The Salvation Army in Yakima at (509) 453-3721


Christmas Assistance

The "miracle" of Christmas is repeated over and over again through the joy of caring and sharing and The Salvation Army endeavors to bring spiritual light and love to those it serves at Christmas so that the real meaning of the season is not forgotten. Among the many and varied services and programs provided by The Salvation Army, those that particularly bring joy at Christmas are the Adopt-a-Family/Senior, Angel Tree and Holiday Food Baskets programs. Together, these programs help to ensure that hundreds of lower-income families in our community have an opportunity to receive gifts, have gifts for their children and funds to purchase food for a Christmas dinner celebration.

For more information about what assistance is available and service locations, contact The Salvation Army in Yakima at (509) 453-3721