Tune in Sunday: Red Kettle Kick-Off Performer To be Announced!

Friday, October 26, 2012
24 November 2011:  Enrique Iglesias sings in The Salvation Army's Kettle Kickoff at halftime of the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game against the Miami Dolphins at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.   The Cowboys won the game 20-19.  Photo by James D. Smith

We’re gearing up to join the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday before their game against the New York Giants, in announcing the featured performer of our 16th annual Red…

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Enter To Win The Spotlight at Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game

Monday, October 1, 2012
Enter your video at bit.ly/KettleKickoff2012 to be featured at the Dallas Cowboys halftime show on Thanksgiving Day!

Ever dream of starring in an NFL halftime show? How about seeing the Dallas Cowboys play the Washington Redskins in person at The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Kickoff…

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SA Announced the Dallas Cowboys’ 4th round picks!

Sunday, April 29, 2012
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As we mentioned in Friday’s blog post, The Salvation Army was chosen to announce the Dallas Cowboys’ fourth round draft picks yesterday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for the upcoming NFL season!

Representing The Salvation Army, Major George Hood, Chief Communications Officer, announced the Dallas Cowboys’ fourth round picks: Kyle Wilber, a defensive end from Wake Forest and Matt Johnson, a safety from Eastern Washington.

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Salvation Army to Announce NFL Draft Pick!

Friday, April 27, 2012
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Tomorrow’s final draft picks will once again showcase an array of team colors, jerseys, famous names, and numbers. And standing among the action will be one unassuming man in his own team’s “jersey” – a navy blue, Salvation Army suit!

But not to worry, you won’t see Salvation Army officers battling it out at professional football games this fall (unless we’re ringing the bells outside the stadium for kettle donations!).

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Dishin’ out love in Dallas

Thursday, February 9, 2012
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We sometimes wonder if Salvation Army National Advisory Board (NAB) Chairperson Charlotte Jones Anderson ever has a moment to relax!

Just two weeks after January’s NAB meeting wrapped up in San Diego, Charlotte was back in her hometown of Dallas yesterday serving lunch to 275 men and women at The Salvation Army’s Carr P. Collins Social Service Center.

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$147.6 Million: A New Giving Record!

Monday, January 30, 2012
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Wow!

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!

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Thank You Dallas Cowboys!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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The Salvation Army would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the Dallas Cowboys and the Jones Family for once again inviting us to launch our Red Kettle Campaign at their Thanksgiving Day game and halftime show!

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To Our Partners in Good: Thank You!

Friday, November 25, 2011
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With our Red Kettle Campaign officially kicking off yesterday, our annual Christmas tradition is in full swing. Starting today, thousands of faithful volunteer bell ringers standing outside of stores across the country, collecting donations for the millions of Americans in need. With a record number of families requesting help this year, we hope to exceed our collection goals so that we can continue providing the basic necessities for those who are struggling financially.

In light of Thanksgiving, we are so thankful for not only the volunteers that tirelessly ring bells for The Salvation Army, but also for the many stores that allow our kettles to be stationed outside of their door at this time each year.

When the kettle tradition was founded by Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee in 1891, he sought out a location for his collection “pot” that would be well-trafficked. He chose the Oakland Ferry Landing in San Francisco so it could be seen by everyone going to and from the ferry boats. Today, our corporate partnerships provide just that – prime locations during the season of giving (and shopping!).

Along with the thousands of local businesses that allow our kettles to collect, The Salvation Army would like to thank these national store partners in particular:

Big Lots

Bloomingdales

Hobby Lobby

Jcpenney

Kroger

Macy’s

Sam’s Club

Walgreens

Walmart

Along with supporting The Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign, many of our corporate partners individually contribute to The Salvation Army through various promotions and campaigns. We couldn’t “Do the Most Good” without their support.

From everyone at The Salvation Army: Thank You for supporting our efforts to ensure service to millions of Americans in need.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 24, 2011
Enrique Iglesias will perform at today's 15th Annual Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff!

Tune in for the 15th Annual Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff during halftime of the Dallas Cowboys football game Thanksgiving Day!

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Minnesota Bell Ringer Breaks World Record

Friday, November 18, 2011

It’s not even Thanksgiving yet and Jeff “Jingle-Jangle” Olsen, of St. Paul, Minnesota is hardcore rockin’ his red kettle for The Salvation Army. The local broadcaster of KOOL 108 FM and Salvation Army volunteer is currently in first place at www.onlineredkettle.org, with a whopping $24,786.84 raised in donations so far!

Nearly a third of this amount was given by an anonymous donor who attended the Twin Cities Kettle Kickoff Event and handed Jeff a check for $8,000.

Check out Jeff Olsen’s KOOL Kettle online.

If that’s not enough, Jeff set a new world record for nonstop bell ringing for 30 hours straight outside of a local grocery store! Bear in mind, we’re talking about Minnesota in November here, folks.

“[It] is the least I can do for an organization that spends 365 days and nights insuring that the most vulnerable people in my community find comfort in a time of need. It is my hope that anyone who feels as blessed as me will use my record-breaking stunt as inspiration to volunteer or make a donation to The Salvation Army this holiday season. The need has never been greater.”, Olsen said on www.Kool108.com.

We’re absolutely amazed at the love and dedication of our supporters across the country. The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign funds the many amazing programs that help millions in need throughout the year: feeding the hungry, providing Christmas joy for disadvantaged children, and blessing families in need.

Do you think you can beat Jeff’s online red kettle? Virtual bell ringer Nick Pepperworth is currently in second place at $17,725. Check out the top ten kettles and start your own by visiting www.OnlineRedKettle.org!

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