12 Days of Relief Campaign A group of advertising and media companies collaborated to produce “12 Days of Relief” (www.12daysofrelief.com), a video captured in Rockaway, Queens, NY, and Seaside Heights, New Jersey, featuring real victims of Hurricane Sandy singing a variation on the classic holiday song “The 12 Days of Christmas.” In this video, shot [...]
The holiday season is a generous time of year for many people who want to help the less fortunate in their own communities. This year is no different – a 101 year-old anonymous donor of The Salvation Army Kansas & Western Missouri Division in Kansas City is pledging to give $2 to The Salvation Army for every $1 donated to the organization online, up to $100,000, through January 15th.
Do you enjoy running for approximately 35 minutes? Do you like to support a good cause while you’re at it?
Here’s your chance! If you live in the Washington, DC area (or willing to travel), you can break a sweat on April 28th at The Salvation Army’s Kettle Classic 5K run/walk benefiting the Turning Point Center – a transitional living center for homeless women with children.
Back in December, employees of The Salvation Army of Kansas City, KS were elated to find a .82 carat European-cut diamond wrapped in an unmarked piece of paper that had been dropped in a Salvation Army red kettle outside of a Walmart store in Shawnee, KS.
Meierotto’s Jewelers, a local supporter of The Salvation Army, donated not only a free appraisal of the ring, but also an additional 18 karat white gold ring. Combined, the beautiful ring is 1.32 carats total diamond weight and valued at around $3,000.
Thanks to your support and generosity, The Salvation Army raised a record $147.6 million during the 2011 Christmas Red Kettle Campaign, setting a fundraising record for the seventh straight year! This is a $5.6 million increase from last year!
These are amazing.
These 1960’s vintage fundraising ads from The Salvation Army UK are gritty, real, and challenging. The stark ads and posters and the massive campaign behind them were a progressive, bold step for the Army.
As Kathy Lovin explains in the Western Territory’s Expect Change blog, The Salvation Army pushed the envelope to try to reveal the alarming truth of conditions faced by the country’s most vulnerable citizens and raise $1 million British pounds (or $22 million dollars in the US today) for their aid.
Click here to see more ads and read about the Army’s groundbreaking work on Kathy’s blog.
Doughnut Day, a holiday established by The Salvation Army in 1938, is Friday, June 3. But good news…we don’t have to wait to celebrate our favorite tasty treat because Entenmann’s has baked up some fun!
They’ll donate $1 (up to $10,000) to The Salvation Army for every person who LIKES their Facebook page now through June 3. So head on over to their page at www.facebook.com/Entenmanns and be sure to invite your friends too!
Down in Who-ville
Liked Christmas a lot…
But the Grinch,
Who lived just North of Who-ville,
The sour green character known for a “heart two sizes too small” was spotted in Omaha this weekend, but surprisingly, he wasn’t there to put a stop to Christmas festivities – he actually helped kick things off.
The Salvation Army of Omaha launched their Tree of Lights Campaign on Friday, and the Grinch himself flipped the switch to light the massive shining tree.
Find more photos of the Grinch and the Tree of Lights Campaign kickoff ceremony at facebook.com/treeoflights or give.salvationarmy.org.
The money raised by the Campaign each holiday season funds a range of Salvation Army services in the Omaha area throughout the year, benefiting families, children, the homeless, seniors, and disaster survivors.
Who knew Who-ville’s villain would woo Omaha too?
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.
“Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
And what happened then…?
Well…in Who-ville they say
That the Grinch’s small heart
Grew three sizes that day!
The styles below look like they were ripped from the pages of a high-end fashion magazine…
But would you believe the models featured are all wearing clothes that were donated to The Salvation Army?
In Argentina, the local Salvation Army teamed up with ad agency JWT Argentina and five of the country’s top fashion designers to put together these stunning outfits, blowing away conventional ideas of thrift store style![gallery order="DESC"]
The goal of The Salvation Army Argentina’s “Sr. Amor” campaign is to raise awareness of the importance of recycling clothes through donation and resale, which benefits both people in need and the environment.
The pieces pictured above were auctioned off earlier this month with the funds raised going to support The Salvation Army.
Now don’t let Argentina have all the fun. Visit our site www.satruck.org to learn more about donating clothes and other items to The Salvation Army. Your generous gifts donated to our Family Thrift Stores willsupport the work of our Adult Rehabilitation Centers. You could look around stores to see if you find some new inspiring treasures for yourself!
Today is the LAST day to help The Salvation Army win a free full page, full color ad in USA TODAY!
The charity with the most tweets wins, so don’t forget, log into your Twitter account and tweet the following message:
“#AmericaWants The Salvation Army to get a full-page ad in USA TODAY.”
For more information, read the USA TODAY article here or check out our original blog post.
And while you’re on Twitter, stop by and visit us at www.twitter.com/salvationarmyus .