Your donation to The Salvation Army makes a difference in the lives of men, women and children in need in our community.

There are many ways you can donate:

• Cash or Check • Trust and Life Income Agreements
• Charge Card • Gift of Life Insurance
• Gift Annuity • Will Bequest
• Gift of Stock  


Cash or Checks Deliver or mail cash and checks to The Salvation Army, 405 Vermont Street, Quincy, IL 62301. 

Charge Card To make a gift by credit card to the Quincy Salvation Army, please call Jin Ohnemus at 217-231-5670.   

Gift Annuity These contractual agreements pay a regular, generous, partially tax-free income for life, in return for an irrevocable gift of cash or negotiable securities.

Gift of Stock Trust and Life Income AgreementCash, securities, or other property may be placed with The Salvation Army under various forms of these agreements whereby the donor receives income for life with The Salvation Army receiving the remainder interest after the death of the donor and/or his survivor beneficiaries. These gift/investments provide significant tax advantages to the donors.

Gift of Life Insurance A gift of this nature may be made by designating The Salvation Army as beneficiary, contingent beneficiary, or by assigning ownership of an insurance policy to The Salvation Army.

Will Bequest Making out a will may not be at the top of your priority list, but if you don’t have one, it should be. Maybe you think you’re not that old, or that you have plenty of time to think about that later. Don’t wait! Plan ahead!Did you know that a properly planned will, will allow you . . . to Control the distribution of your estate . . . to Help the less fortunate through a bequest to the charitable organization of your choice . . . to Plan for decreasing your estate and inheritance taxes . . . and to Avoid the distribution of your estate according to impersonal legal formulas rather than your own wishes.

Proper Will wording to make a bequest to the Quincy Salvation Army:

General Operating Expenses - (This wording will provide general operating dollars) “To The Salvation Army Midland Division exclusively and only for the work of The Salvation Army Quincy, Illinois Corps, 405 Vermont Street, Quincy, IL 62301 for operating expenses.”

Capital Expenses - (This wording will provide capital dollars for repairs, equipment and building purposes) “To The Salvation Army Midland Division exclusively and only for the work of The Salvation Army Quincy, Illinois Corps, 405 Vermont Street, Quincy, IL 62301.

Hometown Endowment - (This wording would provide operational dollars from the interest earned on the principle amount in the endowment. The principle is preserved in its entirety.) “The Salvation Army Quincy, Illinois Hometown Endowment.”

What is the Hometown Endowment? The Hometown Endowment is a special fund created to assure continued, stable funding for the programs and services the Quincy Salvation Army provides to those in need in our community. It makes a source of income available to support Army programs. The principle amount is preserved in its entirety, therefore producing an income from interest that is used solely for programs that benefit people in need in our area.

Why an Endowment fund in Quincy, Illinois? The Salvation Army has been serving the needs of the greater Adams county area for more than 111 years. Over the years, the number of people we help continues to grow. We have experienced dramatic increases in requests for assistance over the past few years, largely due to economic conditions. However, resources seldom keep pace with this ever-growing need for assistance. Therefore, the Hometown Endowment Program is an ideal vehicle to provide the stability to grow along with the needs of the Quincy community.The Salvation Army works hand in hand with the Quincy community and the greater Adams County area each day to meet the needs of less fortunate individuals and families. As long as there are needs to be met, The Salvation Army stands ready to serve, making a difference one life at a time.

Peter Drucker says this about The Salvation Army . . . “The Salvation Army is by far the most effective organization in the U.S. No one even comes close to it in respect to clarity of mission, ability to innovate, measurable results, dedication and putting money to maximum use.”

Drucker’s principal criteria for well-managed non-profits are: clarity of mission, innovative ability, clear definition of results, and willingness to measure performance. Drucker says The Salvation Army qualifies on all grounds. And when it comes to measuring results, it has one of the highest performance rates at the lowest cost.

“They know how to work with the poorest of the poor and the meanest of the mean,” says Drucker. – (Excerpt from August 11, 1997, edition of Forbes)

For more information, contact:

Patty Douglas - Development Director
Phone: (217) 231-5627