Thursday, December 15, 2011
The wish lists of 200 families in need were fulfilled on Thursday, December 8, during Sam’s Club’s fifth annual Dream Drive.
The generous retailer, in collaboration with The Salvation Army and the Off the Field professional football players’ wives association, made the nationwide event possible by donating $200,000 to families in Philadelphia, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Indianapolis, and Charlotte. That’s $1,000 per family!
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.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Friday, December 9 is Realtor Ring Day! Participating Realtor groups in 11 states will take part in the 2nd annual event which brings real estate agents out from their soon-to-be-sold-homes and into the streets to ring bells at Salvation Army red kettle locations.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
We always enjoy reading the fun stories and the innovative ideas of The Salvation Army’s Western Territory on their blog Expect Change.
Lately, we’ve been loving their posts that feature Salvation Army TV advertisements from back in the day. The old commercials were discovered by the West’s MultiMedia Ministries staff and we’re thankful that they made them available for everyone to see!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The guys behind the band Honor Society have been on the road nonstop lately, performing at venues across the U.S. and Canada in support of The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. They may be rocking out at night but in between concerts, the guys spend their days volunteering at various Salvation Army locations; serving food, washing dishes, and offering a listening ear to the less fortunate who rely on The Salvation Army for food, shelter and support each day.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Hit band Big Time Rush, who is slotted to perform at The Salvation Army’s Rock the Red Kettle Concert in Los Angeles on December 17, spent their Thanksgiving holiday serving food to folks in need at a Salvation Army shelter in Dallas.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Commissioner William A. Roberts, National Commander of The Salvation Army, decided to forego his lunch break today to ring bells at a red kettle location outside of Starbucks in Old Town Alexandria, VA.
Standing in the cold with a bell in one hand, a coffee occasionally in the other and always a grateful smile on his face, Commissioner Roberts wished passersby a Merry Christmas and offered a boisterous “thank you” to all who donated to the kettle.
Friday, December 2, 2011
While typical contributions to our red kettles usually involve dollars and coins, on occasion, one of our 25,000 volunteer bell ringers will receive a donation that stands out. We’re only eight days into The Salvation Army’s current Red Kettle Campaign and we’re already hearing stories about unique gifts from kettle passersby.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Could they get any better? The guys behind Honor Society are talented AND charitable! Check out the band’s latest music video “Spread the Love” featuring The Salvation Army. The video,…
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.