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:


  • FedEx
  • McMaster-Carr Supply Company
  • Overly Hautz Company


  • Akron Community Foundation
  • Camp-Younts Foundation
  • Campbell and Grace V. Steward Charitable Trust
  • KBK Foundation
  • Kikkoman Foods Foundation
  • The Newmann Family Charitable Fund
  • Rennoc Corporation Foundation
  • Whitney and Anne Stone Foundation


  • Cars 2 Charities
  • Evangelical Chinese Church of Seattle
  • JSI Research
  • Just Give
  • World Vision

Employee Giving Campaign

  • The Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • Global Impact
  • JK Group on behalf of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
  • World Bank Community Connection


  • Mary W. Conaway
  • Melba Davis
  • John H. & Kristie Diverde, Jr.
  • Jeanette & Herbert Evert
  • The Evelyn M. & Norman Feintech Family
  • Christopher Jensen
  • Steven Mann
  • Billie G. Matheson
  • The Andrew McNulty Trust
  • Julius & Caron Nicolai
  • Paul M. O'Bara
  • Robert & Jane Paulger
  • Charles Sacker
  • Mary Frances Sandusky
  • David Smith
  • Vivian Stolen
  • Lowel Wood

The Salvation Army

  • The Salvation Army Central Territory
  • The Salvation Army Eastern Territory
  • The Salvation Army Southern Territory
  • The Salvation Army National Corporation
  • The Salvation Army Norway
  • The Salvation Army Western Territory