HEROES PROGRAM & SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

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Join a fun and fulfilling volunteer fundraising effort to help people in your community! The HEROES program and scholarship campaign aims to raise $80,000 in six weeks to allow children, families and seniors to participate in life-changing programs at The Salvation Army Kroc Center regardless of ability to pay. YOU CAN BE A HERO! 1.Make a Pledge at any Guest Services Desk 2.Join the effort by becoming a HERO campaigner! Call 619.269.1547 to sign up today 3.Tell your friends about HEROES and ask for their support CHANGING LIVES. BUILDING COMMUNITY. TOGETHER

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  • CHANGING LIVES. BUILDING COMMUNITY. TOGETHER

    PROGRAM & SCHOLARSHIP CAMPAIGN

  • We are thrilled to announce The Salvation

    Army Kroc Centers 5th Annual HEROES

    Program and Scholarship Campaign,

    an effort that will bring a community of

    dedicated volunteers together to meet

    the goal of raising $80,000 to help more

    than 1,200 neighbors in need.

    Mrs. Krocs vision was to provide world-

    class programs to children, adults and

    seniors in our service area, regardless of

    their financial circumstance.

    Mrs. Krocs generous endowment pays

    for 40% of the Kroc Centers $9 million

    annual budget. Her vision was that the

    community would help generate the

    remaining $5 million needed to balance

    the budget each year through program

    service fees, membership dues, and

    donations to campaigns like this.

    Each year the Kroc Center offers

    scholarships to nearly 2,000 people

    in our community, totaling nearly

    $300,000 in financial assistance.

    These scholarships allow children,

    families and seniors to participate

    in programs that encourage them

    to discover their talents, promote

    creativity, wellness, spiritual discovery

    and community engagement.

    In order to keep this program up

    and running we need the support of

    community members like you!

    Be a Hero

    Join our efforts to change lives & build a stronger community

  • CHANGING LIVES

    Maria is a single mother of an 8-year-old girl.

    She works a minimum wage job and only has

    enough money to pay for rent and food.

    Through the scholarship fund, her daughter

    has been able to participate in Day Camp

    during holiday breaks from school, providing

    child care so she can continue to work.

    If my daughter didnt have this scholarship,

    I wouldnt be able to go to work, and we

    couldnt survive.

    The Kroc Day Camp has helped her grow

    personally and emotionally, and it is helping

    her turn into a caring and responsible young

    lady.

    Maria has referred at least five families

    to The Kroc Center with similar financial

    struggles and believes The Kroc Center

    is a blessing in her life that has given her

    daughter opportunities that she was unable

    to provide on her own.

    THE CAUSE

    The program and scholarship fund allows

    children, families and seniors to participate

    in life-changing programs at The Salvation Army

    Kroc Center regardless of ability to pay.

    For many recipients, scholarships make a

    crucial difference in their lives by providing

    basic needs including: childcare during

    the Summer so single parents can work,

    exercise and wellness to the ill and injured,

    support and social engagement for the

    elderly and emergency food to the poor.

    Help us uplift our community by making a

    true difference in individuals lives.

    AT A GLANCEProgram & Scholarship Campaign

    THE MISSION

    6 weeksApril 18-May 29

    100 Volunteer Campaigners

    $80,000Campaign Goal

  • The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps

    Community Center is a 12.4-acre family support,

    education, recreation, and cultural arts center, made

    possible by a generous gift by the late philanthropist

    Mrs. Joan Kroc. In keeping with the mission and holistic

    approach of The Salvation Army, the Kroc Center

    provides opportunities that facilitate positive, life-

    changing experiences through: art, athletics, personal

    development, spiritual discovery and community

    service.

    The Salvation Army Kroc Centers facilities, programs

    and services bridge the gap between potential and

    opportunity for children and adults, strengthen

    individuals and families, and enrich the lives of seniors.

    We are Community

    THE SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTERS PURPOSE

    In keeping with the mission and holistic approach of The Salvation Army, The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center provides opportunities that facilitate positive, life-changing experiences through: art, athletics, personal development, spiritual discovery and community service. The Salvation Army Kroc Centers facilities, programs and services bridge the gap between potential and opportunity for children and adults, strengthen individuals and families, and enrich the lives of seniors.

  • We are Community

    THE KROC CENTER BUILDS COMMUNITY BY:Offering meaningful programs regardless of income

    Supporting our partner elementary schools

    Enriching the lives of seniors

    Strengthening families

    Teaching children teamwork, values, and character

    Providing Opportunities for Community Engagement

    Distinguishing ourselves with excellence and commitment to mission

    Connecting people to opportunities for Spiritual Discovery

    Serving with Kindness Compassion and Excellence

  • Making an impact The Salvation Army Kroc Center will use your gift to make a meaningful impact in your community.

    $5,000 ensures unlimited

    possibilities for youth

    in our community at

    the Salvation Army

    Kroc Center.

    $2,500 provides 28 children

    with one week of

    Summer Day Camp

    memories.

    $1,000 provides 15 children

    the opportunity to

    participate in the Saints

    Basketball League

    or other after school

    athletics programs.

    $500 allows 6 children the

    opportunity to join the

    Kroc Center for a year.

    $100allows 2 children to

    learn to swim with a full

    session of lessons.

    COME SEE OUR PROGRAMS IN ACTION! JOIN US FOR A GUIDED TOUR.

    CALL 619.269.1501 TO SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR TODAY!

  • ICE SKATING & ICE HOCKEY67 youth assisted $5,109 provided

    OUTCOME: Children learned to ice skate, teens competed in hockey and students of all ages figure skated in our annual Ice Show.

    YOUTH & TEEN MEMBERSHIPS 39 youth assisted $4,821 provided

    OUTCOME: Teens worked out, played basketball, and swam, and children read books, climbed the rockwall, and made

    new friends.

    SENIOR MEMBERSHIPS 31 people assisted $8,478 provided

    OUTCOME: Seniors engaged in social activities with one another, took computer classes, got their taxes done for free, gardened with toddlers, did yoga and developed new friendships

    FAMILY MEMBERSHIP 108 families (260 individuals assisted) $60,190 provided

    OUTCOME: Moms and babies learned sign language together, dads and kids practiced Tai Kwon Do, and families raced

    up the rock wall.

    ADULT MEMBERSHIPS 110 people assisted $35,513 provided

    OUTCOME: Adults were able to make exercise fun with Zumba and Spin, some lost more than 10 pounds and some became dedicated volunteers. Adults with physical disabilities and injuries were able to get exercise in our therapy pool.

    ARTS & EDUCATION 75 youth assisted $5,375 provided

    OUTCOME: Children interested in acting got a role in the Kroc Kids Junior Theatre Companys production of the Little Mermaid. Others learned to play the piano or guitar, or had their artistic talent nurtured in fine arts class.

    ATHLETICS 49 youth assisted $1,523 provided

    OUTCOME: Parents witnessed their child make the winning basket for the Kroc Center Saints Basketball team--but more importantly watched their humble reaction, which demonstrated a true understanding of sportsmanship.

    DAY CAMP 215 youth assisted (933 weeks of camp) $137,237 provided

    OUTCOME: Children spent the summer meeting new friends, swimming, playing sports, doing art projects, learning to skateboard and ice skate, and engaging in character building curriculum. Day Camp scholarships provide a lifetime of fond memories.

    YOUTH SWIM LESSONS 250 youth assisted $15,000 provided

    OUTCOME: Children jumped into the pool for the first time, went under water, and learned basic life-saving water safety skills, while having fun in a safe environment.

    Total annual scholarship support is made possible by the Heroes campaign and an additional $120,000 provided by private funders

    SCHOLARSHIPS PROVIDE LIFE CHANGING OPPORTUNITIES

  • When I found out we got a Day Camp scholarship, I knew my sons life would be changed. I knew his future was in much better shape.

    -Day Camp Scholarship Recipients Mother

  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE

    The scholarship fund has made a true difference for single mother Ellen

    and her 8-year-old son Andrew who suffers from ADHD and has trouble

    making friends.

    Ellens financial struggles have made it difficult to provide basic needs

    for her son, and paying for social activities was simply not an option.

    A couple of years ago Ellen started to worry about Andrews future, as

    he had no one to play with and became isolated. I was scared because I

    knew that Andrew needed something new in his life, said Ellen. I didnt

    think I could get him involved in anything with the little money we have.

    Ellen soon learned about The Salvation Army Kroc Center and its

    scholarship program through a family friend, and she signed up right

    away. She was accepted and signed Andrew up for several programs at

    the Kroc Center.

    Since then, Ellen has noticed a positive change in Andrews attitude

    especially when she is picking him up from The Kroc Center.

    Andrew is improving his physical health, and I think