Thursday, December 15, 2011
We’re more than 6 hours into the first ever Salvation Army World Record Bell Ringing Contest. More than 20 Salvation Army volunteers are competing to see who can…
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.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Salvation Army received a generous $1 million donation from the Walmart Foundation in support of our 120th annual Red Kettle Campaign. The company has been a valued partner in helping The Salvation Army’s efforts to combat hunger – a problem that the company is passionate about ending.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Detroit resident builds world’s largest kettle as a thank you to The Salvation Army for the help that was provided to him.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Worried you might miss Honor Society perform during their Rock the Red Kettle national tour this holiday season? We have some good news- the band has released even more concert dates in more cities across the country!
Here’s the complete list of Honor Society concert dates so far (click on the city to RSVP and grab your tickets!):
Orlando, FL: November 26
Atlanta, GA: November 27
Teaneck, NJ: November 29
New York, NY: November 30
Boston, MA: December 1
Montreal, Canada: December 2
Toronto, Canada: December 3
West Chester, PA: December 4
Vienna, VA: December 5
Nashville, TN: December 6
Detroit, MI: December 7
Chicago, IL: December 8
Cleveland, OH: December 9
Pittsburgh, PA: December 10
St. Louis, MO: December 12
Phoenix, AZ: December 15
Los Angeles, CA: December 18
For the second year in a row, Honor Society is helping The Salvation Army create awareness for our Christmas Red Kettle collections. We’re especially excited to rock out this year. Why? Because not only is Honor Society’s newest album A Tale of Risky Business, Pt. 2 REALLY GOOD, but this is The Salvation Army’s 120th year of collecting donations for the poor at Christmas red kettles.
That’s right- since 1891 those iconic red kettles and familiar bells have been bringing in donations so that The Salvation Army can serve others in need.
Join us as we rock out in celebration of another great season of giving!
For updates, check back here or looks us up on Facebook or Twitter.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, photographers and The Salvation Army – Oh My! As promised, we’re *on the scene* blogging live from Madison Square Gardens in New York City and…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Just one more day!
We are so eager to tell the world who will be performing at this year’s Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff…but alas, the big news will have to wait until tomorrow!
The kickoff talent will be announced at a press conference at Madison Square Gardens in New York City tomorrow evening. I’ll be live blogging and updating our Facebook and Twitter pages from the scene so you can get all of the updates and video footage in real time!
The Kettle kickoff is one of The Salvation Army’s favorite holiday traditions. Each year, we “kick off” our season of red kettle collections with a promotional concert at the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium on Thanksgiving Day. The talent to-be-revealed will perform live during the game’s halftime show.
Previous acts have included the Jonas Brothers, Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes, Toby Keith, Destiny’s Child, and Keith Urban. Those are tough acts to follow, but we promise – this year’s talent is not to be missed!
Who do you think will be performing? We’d love to hear your guesses! Here’s a hint: the talent is not a country artist/group.
Check back here for updates. You can also find updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Salvation Army red kettles will soon be set up across the country for the holiday season. With over 25,000 collection kettles set up across the country, it’s hard to miss the iconic sights and sounds of a Salvation Army bell ringer outside of your local grocer. Those faithful, sometimes very cold volunteers make The Salvation Army’s work possible. Last year alone we raised $142 million for the poor – all from red kettle collections!
This year, we’re making it as easy as ever for you to spread joy and help others this Christmas.
We’re excited to introduce the latest Salvation Army development: the online red kettle! The new online kettle system allows you to set up your own personal kettle and ring a virtual bell via email and social networking – all from home!
Once you register at www.onlineredkettle.org, you can start an individual, company or team kettle campaign and begin collecting donations from family and friends. Those interested in joining your kettle group can search for your name on the home page. It’s as simple as registering online!
All of the donations that you collect in your kettle will help feed hungry families, provide presents for needy children, heat the homes of struggling senior citizens, and bless millions in need. You can even track your progress and start a little friendly competition– all donations are in real time. Click here to get started.
Join thousands of ringers across the country by becoming a virtual bell ringer today! Your kettle is waiting – visit www.onlineredkettle.org to start spreading the joy! To learn more about how your collections will benefit those in need, please visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Salvation Army must have a slammin’ report card!
We are THRILLED to announce that the band Honor Society will once again headline our 2011 Rock the Red Kettle Tour!!
The guys behind the hit band have been supporting The Salvation Army since 2009 – serving the poor in various cities, making surprise visits at Kroc Centers, helping us feed the hungry, and encouraging young philanthropists! We are so appreciative of their initiative to give back to those in need, especially when they are busy making music and touring the country!
The tour will debut hits off of their acclaimed new album A Tale of Risky Business, Pt. 2 – just released on October 25!
Be sure to mark your calendar! Here are the concert dates:
November 29: Teaneck, New Jersey
November 30: New York City, New York
December 4: West Chester, Pennsylvania
December 5: Vienna, Virginia
December 8: Chicago, Illinois
December 10: Pittsburgh, PA
Don’t forget to RSVP! Click on the dates above to visit the event’s Facebook page. See you there!
For more updates, visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
How has a crab pot transformed millions of lives? The answer is found in today’s National Salvation Army Week video!
For more information about The Salvation Army, visit our national website at www.salvationarmyusa.org. You can also find us on Facebook @SalvationArmyUSA and on Twitter@salvationarmyus.
• San Francisco, CA: The Salvation Army will team up with the Rotary Club of San Francisco, NPS Presidio Park Police and Sports Basement for the third Annual “Bike Build” on May 14 to provide 75 underprivileged children from San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood with new bikes and helmets.
• Tyler, TX: The Salvation Army of Tyler will host the “Doing The Most Good” luncheon, a community fundraiser, on Thursday, May 12. All week, the Army will also be running PSAs featuring advisory board members, employees and others sharing their experiences with The Salvation Army.
• Nashville, TN: The Nashville Sounds minor league baseball team will host The Salvation Army as Charity of the Night on Saturday, May 14. The Army will host a booth at the stadium featuring activities and giveaways for families and kids as the Sounds take on the Sacramento Rivercats.