WBBM Newsradio’s Good Neighbor Radiothon
Join us Friday, December 9th for WBBM’s 21st Annual Good Neighbor Radiothon at Woodfield Mall!
WBBM Newsradio will broadcast live from 5AM until 11PM to raise money for The Salvation Army Bed & Bread Club®.
You can help. Your donation, even a donation of $20 a month, will help bring lodging, food, clothing and other assistance to area children, women and men.
WBBM’s 21st Annual
Good Neighbor Radiothon
Friday, December 9th
Broadcasting Live On 780AM and 105.9FM From 5:00AM to 11:00PM
The Salvation Army’s Bed & Bread Club® is a monthly giving program, made up of generous people like you who have decided to take on hunger and homelessness in their community.
The program is vital to helping hungry and homeless men, women and children get back on their feet. Your donation will help support the Bed & Bread Club here in Greater Chicagoland. Last year, The Salvation Army fed an average of 4,000 people each day and sheltered 1,200 men, women and children each night in our communities.
We urge you to consider joining, because when you do, you help us accomplish so much here in Greater Chicagoland. A donation of just $10 a month, helps feed one person each day for an entire year and enrolls you in the Bed & Bread Club. Donors at $20 a month, or above will receive a special gift consisting of a Salvation Army insulated lunch bag, touch screen fingertip gloves and a Christmas music CD.
Tonight, there will be nearly 6,000 homeless men, women and children in Chicagoland. To better meet the growing needs of the hungry and homeless, The Salvation Army’s Bed & Bread Club® will support a major expansion in Salvation Army homeless services in 2017. That’s why we need your help.
Read Erica’s story of how the food and shelter services offered through the Bed & Bread Club changed her and her son’s life:
When Erica lost her job, bills and mortgage payments started piling up. She was unable to find a permanent job, and with unemployment benefits running out, Erica was forced to move around often and sometimes away from her son. “I wasn’t going to let my son sleep in a car or on the street,” Erica said.
Erica was referred to The Salvation Army Evangeline Booth Lodge. While staying at the Booth Lodge, she enrolled in a job readiness program to improve her job skills, résumé writing and
Today, Erica has a steady job and has recently moved into her own apartment. Erica says she won’t forget her struggles, “Until you’re homeless, you don’t know what it’s like to be homeless. These people are truly struggling.”
Unfortunately, Erica’s story of loss and homelessness is just one of thousands. But by joining the Bed & Bread Club today, generous people like you can ensure a hot meal, a bag of groceries, or a safe place to stay the night for our neighbors in need.