Salvation Army challenges community to match $25,000 anonymous donation

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Salvation Army of Winnebago County received $25,000 for it’s Women’s Restorative Justice Program, aka “Shirley’s Place,” and now it’s asking the community to match the donation.

The program provides transitional housing for recently incarcerated and addicted women and their children.

Ninety-two percent of residents of the program don’t return to jail on new charges, the Salvation Army says.

The Salvation Army also says “Shirley’s Place” has faced financial hardships in the past year, losing over $100,000 in funding. The match challenge hopes to recoup and double donations up to $50,000 by the end of the fiscal year on September 30th.

Financial donations can be made to “Shirley’s Place Match Challenge” online at www.salarmywinnebago.org or by mailing a check to: PO Box 4159, Rockford, IL 61110.

Cash donations can be dropped off at The Salvation Army Winnebago County Office, 520 Hollister Ave., Rockford, IL 61108.

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