International Development

Providing Hope For the World. A woman is seen filling up her jug with water from an outdoor faucet.

The Salvation Army is one of the largest social services agencies in the world. Serving in more than 130 countries around the globe, it seeks to alleviate poverty and suffering through effective and sustainable programs. The Salvation Army’s international Development Office has been involved in emergency and development projects for over sixty years. As we work alongside colleagues in the developing world, we strive to fund projects that are holistic in nature, responding to a variety of needs within unique communities as we work toward sustainable growth and development.

Our key initiatives internationally are Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Livelihood Development, Elderly and Vulnerable Adults, and Disaster Relief and Recovery. Through the support of our generous donors, we are able to invest in the well-being of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

For more information, please feel free to contact us at

Gifts of Hope: Together, we are making a world of difference

Holidays and family celebrations throughout the year are times when we exchange gifts as an expression of our love and affection for the special people in our lives. This year, give a gift guaranteed to make a difference!

The Salvation Army’s Gifts of Hope program offers a variety of items that make a huge and lasting difference in the lives of some of the most marginalized people in the world. Each item has been carefully chosen to complement the international work of The Salvation Army.

Gifts of Hope donations are tax deductible.

brighter futures: the salvation army's children sponsorship. Two children are on end of the banner smiling at the camera.

As a Sponsor you will provide financial support to Salvation Army programs that enable children to receive food, clothing, shelter, education, medical needs and spiritual and loving care for impoverished and vulnerable children in developing countries.

The life of an orphan or vulnerable child is unstable and leads to continuing in the cycle of poverty. Through Brighter Futures Children’s Sponsorship, you can help alleviate the hopelessness and needless suffering experienced by children in the developing world.