Why Support Us


The Salvation Army World Service Office devotes 97% of its total expenditures to programs that directly benefit the world’s most needy people.  SAWSO has earned the use of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Seal, which signifies that SAWSO meets BBB standards of charity accountability.  We have maintained a 3 star “good” rating from Charity Navigator.  WE continue to earn high ratings from the Charities Review Council and the American Institute of Philanthropy.  Make a donation.

For donations designated to specific disaster relief and recovery efforts, occasionally, conditions in the field may alter relief activities. If this occurs, The Salvation Army will direct funds to our International relief efforts in the region. 

Ways to Give

At The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO), we strive to make it easy for donors to support the people and causes they care about. We strictly adhere to sound fundraising practices and honor donor intent.  Read our donor bill of rights here.

There are many ways to support those who benefit from SAWSO’s global work, including:

Online at www.sawso.org
By phone at 1-800-725-2769
By  mail: Salvation Army World Service Office International Relief Fund
P.O. Box 418558
Boston, MA 02241-8558 

More ways to give:

Honor or Memorial giving; stock or securities transfers; planned gifts (i.e. bequests and trusts); workplace giving programs/Combined Federal Campaign matching gifts; in-kind products and services.

Questions about giving may be sent to: [email protected]


Donor Spotlight – United Parcel Service

UPS®, one of the world’s largest supply chain companies, annual contributes $100 million to philanthropy through its charitable arm, the UPS Foundation.  Working with The Salvation Army for 20 years, UPS provided $50,000 of in-kind transportation services to support Salvation Army work in response to flooding in Pakistan and Mexico, and shipments of supplies to Estonia and Zambia in 2013.  UPS most recently played a huge role in supporting efforts to help people recovering from the November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, by providing local logistics support and coordination.  Read more.


Some of Our Other Generous Supporters



  • Citi Foundation
  • FedEx
  • Kasbe Properties, LLC
  • McMaster-Carr Supply Company
  • Overly Hautz Company


  • Camp-Younts Foundation
  • Richard J & Mary B Dwyer Foundation
  • IGH Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • KBK Foundation


  • Robert L. Byers
  • Melba Davis
  • Michael and Sandra Dossey
  • Thomas G. Gorman
  • James G. Plackis
  • CP Robertson III Trust

Employee Giving Campaign

  • Global Impact (Combined Federal Campaign)
  • Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
  • World Bank Community Connections Fund

The Salvation Army

  • The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory
  • The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory
  • The Salvation Army Canada
  • The Salvation Army USA Central Territory
  • The Salvation Army USA Eastern Territory
  • The Salvation Army USA National Headquarters
  • The Salvation Army USA Southern Territory
  • The Salvation Army USA Western Territory