Kidz Day is an annual Salvation Army event for the benefit of our local at-risk youth at The Salvation Army Red Shield Community Center (“Red Shield”) in South Modesto.
For 20 years The Salvation Army Red Shield has been holding this critical Kidz Day Event. 100% of the funds raised assists in providing our youth with spiritual, educational and athletic programs at the Red Shield. The Red Shield is a safe haven for these children in one of Modesto’s poorest neighborhoods. Kidz Day provides an opportunity for local people to help local children. Without this effort these children would not have the opportunities that our youth deserves.
On May 10th hundreds of volunteers will distribute copies of a special edition of a Morris Newspaper publication dedicated entirely to The Salvation Army Red Shield Center. This special newspaper will include articles and photographs describing the Red Shield’s programs for children in the Greater Modesto Area. We will be thanking all of our donors in a large thank you ad in Morris Publications newspapers and in The Modesto Bee. All of this to say…we need YOU
Here are some things that are happening at the center:
Kids who come after school to the shield for tutoring and sports now get a free hot meal. Approximately 60 children per day are enjoying good food, and that number is consistently growing!
Our boxing program continues had to thrive! Our boxers continue to compete in USA Boxing Club with annual sanction events held at The Red Shield. Our club has the Diamond Belt Champ Marcos! Marcos represents California until the next tournament in Las Vegas.
The tutoring program that is helping children with homework and academic continues to expand. Children have a reading area, homework are and computer area. Kids continue to gain imporatant knowledge of computers during tutoring as part of their rotation!
Things are happening and change is being made in South Modesto, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of the community! You can be a part of this by giving us a donation or help us by selling papers on the street on Tuesday May 10, 2016.
Call for more information - 209-538-7111, or shoot us an email!
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church and serves in 119 countries. We serve and minister to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of families, individuals and emergency personnel. The Salvation Army ministers to all without discrimination through Youth, Senior, Human Services, Rehabilitation and Emergency/Disaster programs.
Your donation allows the work of the Salvation Army to continue in Modesto. Thank you.
The Salvation Army in downtown Modesto serves those in crisis: the homeless, the hungry, the neediest of the needy. Read more about these important, life-changing programs at The Salvation Army Modesto Citadel.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.