Category Archives: Contest

Help us and Patch find who is Doing the Most Good

Attention volunteers and the people who love them! Nominate the person that is Doing the Most Good in STL and they get our thanks, recognition, and a night off–all on us. Nominations due Oct 15:

Submit a video, be featured on the Cowboys’ big screen

Watching youth football is is delightful. Watching your football highlights from childhood on the big screen on Thanksgiving Day at Cowboys Stadium WHILE sitting in the crowd since you got 4 free tickets? Now THAT is fantastic. Our national headquarters is starting this contest, and it begins October 28th. For more information and updates, subscribe to their blog. Happy nostalgia!

Ever dream of starring in an NFL halftime show? How about seeing the Dallas Cowboys play the Washington Redskins in person at The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Kickoff game Thanksgiving Day?

Now you have your chance by entering the Red Kettle Kickoff Youth Football Video Contest!

Starting on Sunday, October 28, you can submit your youth football highlights video online at for a chance to have it featured during the Dallas Cowboys halftime show on Thanksgiving Day 2012. One Grand Prize winner may also win four tickets to the game!

The video with the highest number of votes by Friday, November 16 will be eligible for the Grand Prize.

Here are the details for acceptable submissions:

  • Videos should feature a highlighted play or moment from a youth (pre-collegiate) football game.
  • Videos should be no longer than 60 seconds in length.
  • Video file size can be no larger than 300 MB.
  • The video submission form must be completed to include contact information, the name of the highlighted player(s), city/state and team.

More details to come!

There’s almost four weeks for you to get a lead on other participants. We hope to see you on the BIG screen!

Designers Needed for Garbage Bag Gala

By: Elizabeth Koch, Midland Division

Those with a knack for fashion design are needed to showcase their creativity
at the Moonrise Hotel on July 27 at the Garbage Bag Gala.

Each designer will design a casual and evening wear look out of garbage bags and duct tape for the model they are paired with. No other materials can be used, and stitching is not allowed. At the end of the night, a panel of judges will choose which designer and model combination is the best, and the winners will receive a prize.

Prizes from Loop businesses will be up for grabs, including gifts and gift cards from Blueberry Hill, Fitz’s and The Pageant. Two tickets to the Aug. 4 Cardinal game against the Milwaukee Brewers also will be available. In addition, designers will be publicized in The Salvation Army’s press releases and social media posts for the Garbage Bag Gala.

The Garbage Bag Gala allows attendees to give back to the organization that continues to do the most good in St. Louis – The Salvation Army. The evening will raise awareness about homelessness and educate people about The Salvation Army’s homeless services.

Food and beverages from Eclipse Restaurant will be available during the event, and room packages at the Moonrise Hotel also are available. To learn more about Garbage Bag Gala, visit The Salvation Army’s summer series website, or buy tickets today.

For more information about Garbage Bag Gala or participating as a designer, contact Angie Merseal at 314-646-3193 or


We have two pair of tickets to the Rams preseason game this Saturday to give away to the person that has the best story of The Salvation Army DOING THE MOST GOOD.

Stories can be of anything that you have been a part of that exemplifies our mission of DOING THE MOST GOOD. Did you volunteer one summer at a corps location? Were we your cooling center during the heat wave? Did we help you pick up the pieces after a disaster? Do you know someone who got a second chance at life because of our programs? Did you establish a relationship with Christ at Camp Mihaska?

Tag us, link us, post on our wall – just post by NOON on WEDNESDAY! Entries can be narrative, photos (with caption) or videos and must be linked to our page, profile or Twitter account. Winner to be announced Wednesday afternoon!

Employees and their families are not eligible to win. Entries must be recieved by Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. CST. to be eligible.

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