What We Do

The Echelon SF Chapter serves in a number of different ways in San Francisco:


Service and Ministry

Focused on efforts that meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people living in poverty in our community

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center serves those who are homeless and in need of recovery. Echelon members serve breakfast, distribute toiletries, and serve the homeless community through the ministry of presence. Members help at The Harbor Light center at least 10 times a year.             

At-Risk Youth 
The Salvation Army in San Francisco serves children through a variety of different avenues. They help with back-to-school supplies, toys and clothes at Christmas, afterschool tutoring and needed low cost day care facilities. Echelon SF has an annual fundraiser that raises money for Christmas toys for Bay area kids in need. Members ring bells during the Christmas season, and generate funds for the Harbor Light Christmas efforts to the children 5 and under. They also volunteer and help with the Salvation Army's annual back-to-school event. 


Fellowship and Networking

Build relationships with other emerging professionals while serving the Lord through Echelon and Salvation Army events.


Networking and PR - The Salvation Army San Francisco Echelon Chapter has a number of social networking events a year. They hope to connect with other young professionals in the city and grow the Echelon Chapter. It is the goal that we help to tell the story of The Salvation Army to young professionals who are just starting on their philanthropic and volunteer journey.  



Echelon San Francisco launched a hygiene initiative to provided toiletries for Harbor Light residents and homeless individuals in San Francisco, benefiting over 550 people. 

Raised $1000 and sent 4 Kids to go to summer camp at Camp Redwood Glen where they had the opportunity to have fun being outdoors, learn new skills, and deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.   

Brought toys to 95 children in the San Francisco Metro area. 

Echelon San Francisco has worked hundreds  of volunteer hours helping with afterschool programs at the SF Mission Corps, homeless feedings at Harbor Light Center, Summer programs at Camp Redwood Glen, Christmas programs in SF Metro, recovery case management at the Bayview Impact Center and even landscaping within the center of SF!

We have launched meaningful and engaging fundraising initiatives using corporate partnerships such as with the SF Symphony and TOTO. 

To date, Echelon San Francisco has raised over $6,400 in funds, not including in-kind donations and most funds raised are matched and reinvested in our chapter and community.