Saturday, December 17, 2011
We’re getting ready to Rock the Red Kettle!!
Despite cloudy skies and sprinkles, artists and bands such as Greyson Chance, Honor Society, Cody Simpson, Colby Caillat, Drake Bell and Hanson are roaming the stage area and performing sound checks to ensure they rock out the crowd tonight at The Salvation Army’s 2nd annual Rock the Red Kettle concert!
Friday, December 9, 2011
Our 2nd annual Rock the Red Kettle concert is happening in only one week! We hope you’ll jingle-bell rock out with us on December 17.
In an effort to reach young philanthropists and to promote The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign, the night will include performances by well-known pop-rock bands like Honor Society, Hanson, Colbie Caillat & Greyson Chance. Other performers include Nickelodeon Star and musician, Drake Bell.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Nancy Lublin, CEO and “Chief Old Person” of DoSomething.org, has a hunch that age gives young people an advantage over their older counterparts in accomplishing social good.
Watch the video above to learn how Donald Trump and Milk Duds led to her epiphany.
It’s an interesting thought, considering that when it comes to ‘accomplishing stuff,’ juvenescence is generally viewed as something to be overcome based on the hindrances associated with it – the perceived lack of life experience, few funds, etc.
But not according to Nancy. Regarding being young, her mantra is embrace it and use it while you can. She knows from experience, and so does The Salvation Army.
We have many youth activists involved in our organization who are making big changes in their communities. Just look at examples from:
– Ryan, a 14 yr. old from Florida whose gleaning efforts have helped provide more than 1,600 nutritious meals for homeless men, women and children. http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org/?p=4992
– Stephen, an 11 yr. old who has held Christmas parties to collect toys for needy families since he was a preschooler. http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org/?paged=4
– Several young musical artists (Honor Society, Ashlyne Huff, and Emily Osment among them) who are raising awareness and getting involved in community service through Salvation Army programs. http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org/?p=4473 http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org/?s=here+comes+trouble+tour&x=0&y=0
– Connor, a 9 yr. old who was so moved by the need resulting from Haiti’s earthquake, he used a coffee can to start his own donations drive and garnered national attention for it. http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org/?p=320
Just to be clear, we don’t promote stalking Donald Trump or other questionable strategies to test Nancy’s theory.
We do, however, encourage you to not use age as an excuse to prevent you from doing something great, especially when it comes to serving others. You’re never too young, too old, or too middle-aged to help do the most good.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thousands of you turned out or tuned in online to our first Rock the Red Kettle Concert. Thanks for the awesome support and donations! By the way, we love, love, LOVE all of your photos that have been tagged on Facebook, Flickr and Twitter.
If you haven’t posted your pics yet, what are you waiting for? Tag them as The Salvation Army USA to have them linked on our Facebook page (SalvationArmyUSA) or use #RocktheRedKettle for Twitter and Twitpic. We want to see them!
Check out these shots that have already been posted by fans:
[Americana at Brand stage. Photo by @LaurenKate22]
Here’s where it all happened, at the Americana at Brand. Pic posted on Twitter by @LaurenKate22
Hanging out with New Hollow! Pic posted on Twitter by @CJAnderson626
[Emily Osment Flickr photo by lisa_hiser]
Emily Osment was a hit with the crowd. Flickr Photo posted by lisa_hiser
[One Call Flickr photo by lisa_hiser]
One Call proved to be great singers AND serious dancers. Flickr photo by lisa_hiser
[Ashlyne Huff Flickr photo by lisa_hiser]
Ashlyne Huff sang her hear out. Flickr photo by lisa_hiser
[Honor Society Flickr photo by Lisa_Hiser]
The night ended on a great note with Honor Society. Flickr photo by lisa_hiser
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
For those of you who aren’t in the vicinity of Glendale, CA, we’re bringing Glendale to you. We’re streaming The Salvation Army’s inaugural Rock the Red Kettle Concert LIVE, starting tonight at 7pm PST/10pmEST.
The great thing about tuning in via live stream is it’s easy for young philanthropists to be involved! If you want to help bands like Honor Society, Ashlyne Huff, and New Hollow support our cause, you can simply click to donate while watching the show or use your phone to donate $10 by texting the word “GIVE” to 85944.
Enjoy the show tonight, and join the conversation below to let us know what you think:
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Finally, our first ever Rock the Red Kettle is happening TOMORROW, Dec. 15! We’re going to be jingle-bell-rockin’ all night long with the hottest young bands, and we want you to be a part of it by watching LIVE at 7pm PST via www.ustream.tv/rocktheredkettle.
Plus, we’ve got a new addition to the star-studded lineup since our last update: Honor Society! Fans are still talking about how much they loved their White Christmas music video and Here Comes Trouble tour.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
We are excited to announce that The Salvation Army will host the third annual Rock the Red Kettle Concert at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on December 15, with…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
There are 110 days until Christmas and 79 days until our Red Kettle Campaign begins (that’s the day after Thanksgiving!). But today, our second annual Rock the Red…
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
You might remember when we blogged about Katie Wilkinson back in October, a high school student from Tempe, AZ with a huge heart for The Salvation Army.
As founder of the Red Kettle Club (RKC) at her school – a group of young philanthropists who support the community year-round through The Salvation Army – and keeping up with the workload of her junior year, Katie is one busy lady!
Monday, January 30, 2012
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!