Hanes Donates Generously to Salvation Army

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Socks – they seem so basic. Can you even fathom being without them? The reality is, many people are without this necessity. Guest blogger Brooke Newsome brought this need to light a few weeks ago in her touching story called Remember the Socks.

Thanks to the generosity of Hanes – the country’s #1 sock brand – The Salvation Army is helping to fill the need. Today, Hanes launched their 3rd Annual Virtual Sock Drive – and they can’t do it without your help.

From now until December 22, for each visitor that clicks ‘Donate Now’ on the Hanes’ Facebook Page, Hanes will donate a pair of socks to The Salvation Army to distribute. With your help, the generous company will give up to 250,000 pairs of socks to those in need this Christmas!

Two clicks and you’ve warmed some feet! Click Here to get started.

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In promotion of the virtual fundraiser, The Salvation Army’s Western Territory teamed up with Hanes November 4 to distribute socks and food to people in Los Angeles on Skid Row. You can see pictures from the event on the Western Territory’s Expect Change blog by clicking here.

Video: Holiday Giving with Square

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Check out this video from a bell ringer in San Francisco collecting a donation via Square! The new mobile payments technology allows bell ringers at Salvation Army red kettles to accept credit card donations using smartphones. Starting today, the Squares are being tested at 10 locations in Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York via donated phones from Sprint.

In an increasingly cashless society, The Salvation Army hopes this new method of giving will make it that much easier for donors to support The Salvation Army’s efforts serving 30 million Americans each year.

Click Here to view the official press release.

Introducing Digital Donating with Square Technology

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Salvation Army is accepting mobile credit card donations via smartphones equipped with Square technology at its Red Kettles in select cities.

Happy National Philanthropy Day!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Today is National Philanthropy Day and as such, The Salvation Army would like to thank you for all that you do to make our work possible! We couldn’t serve others without our faithful volunteers and generous donors. The love and commitment of our supporters is evidenced every day. 25,000 volunteers give up their valuable time to ring bells at our Christmas kettles at this time each year. Our supporters, not thinking twice about it, drop extra change in the red kettles outside of the grocery store every day throughout the holiday season. We raised $142 million for the poor from red kettle collections last year alone!

We just couldn’t do it without you. Thank you for your support and dedication that helps us serve millions in need across the globe.