The Salvation Army in Finland celebrates 130 years

2019 is the 130th anniversary of The Salvation Army in Finland. The first meeting of The Salvation Army in Finland took place at Siltasaari circus riding ring in Hakaniemi on November 8th,  1889. 

We celebrate the 130 year old Salvation Army 20–22 September in Helsinki. The international leaders of the Salvation Army, General Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle are our guests. 

Come and celebrate with us

help your fellow man

Everyday someone suffers misfortune. Someone who had their life together just yesterday. It may be due to an accident, illness, unemployment, divorce, assault or death of a relative – there are countless stories and countless people who need help. One person’s bad luck also often affects others, in families especially children. The funds from the Help Your Fellow Man collection are used to support these people.


if we are to  
better the future,
we must disturb 
the present.

- Catherine Booth, Mother of The Salvation Army

soap and

We are an international organization and part of the global evangelical Christian church. Our teachings are based on the Bible and our service stems from our love for God. We aim to face people comprehensively – in the needs of the mind, soul, and body. Therefore our guiding principle has been from the very beginnig: soup, soap and salvation.

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Social work

What we do:

  • financial support for families and children
  • kindergartens and children's camps
  • fighting youth exclusion
  • housing and care services for the elderly
  • food aid for students
  • meal centers
  • counseling for the unemployed
  • rehabilitation of inmates
  • housing services for the homeless
  • rehabilition for addicts

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children and youth


Camps, day care centers, scouting, holiday home, letter Sunday school, Nappis magazine, school visits etc!

TSA children and youth work offers a safe Christian environment where everyone will feel welcome just as they are.

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second-hand stores

The Salvation Army was the first organization to establish second-hand stores in Finland, in 1970.

There are presently 16 second-hand stores around the country. 

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strong charity in finland

The Salvation Army is active all around Finland. Find your nearest corps and join in! 

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cooperation and partnerships

Does your company want to implement corporate social responsibility? Start a partnership with The Salvation Army in Finland. 

We work with companies to get their expertise and resources to reduce domestic poverty. With our help the company can implement their corporate social responsibility through concrete actions, and strengthen their brand and employer image. Interested?

Contact: [email protected]


According to research, people engaged in volunteer work are happier, healthier, and live longer. We offer volunteering opportunities for everybody.

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child sponsorship

The Salvation Army in Finland has worked with child sponsorship since 1969. The purpose of the work is to give children in developing countries a better start to life.  The donated funds are used to support children's education and health.

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our faith

The Salvation Army is a Christian organisation and part of the universal Christian Church. Its message and the lifestyle it advocates are based on the Bible's teaching. Everybody is welcome to our services!

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