Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Thank you, America! The Salvation Army raised $142 million in Christmas Red Kettles during the 2010 season, setting a record for the sixth straight year!
This is great news considering how much more need we’ve seen across the country, and these funds will go to support our many programs year round.
Wow. It was a busy Red Kettle season, to say the least. We used many of our traditional efforts, from the volunteer bell ringers you probably saw on every corner, to our annual Thanksgiving Day Kickoff at Cowboys Stadium. Plus, we had a few new ideas up our sleeves, like our Rock the Red Kettle Concert and a new iPhone app.
When it all comes down to it, though, we couldn’t have done any of this without you. Thank you for your generosity. And thanks to our many corporate partners for your continued support. We’re very grateful for all of your help with assisting those in need!
If you’d like to know more about our record Red Kettle Season, check out our official press release here.
Or if you’re more of a visual person, you may prefer this cool fact sheet:
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
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Just wanted to post a quick THANKS to everyone who turned out or tuned in to our first Rock the Red Kettle last night! What a show! We loved getting to rock out with you and sharing more about our cause.
Thanks for all the donations and incredible support. Let’s do it again!
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.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Singer-songwriter Ashlyne Huff teamed up with The Salvation Army to record her own version and music video of the holiday classic “All I Want for Christmas.”
We love it because the Ashlyne’s not only got a great voice, but her message is all about giving back. Throughout the video you see clips of her serving at real Salvation Army programs!
Check it out below. If you like what you see, you can find more of Ashlyne next week, when she’ll be performing with other hit artists for our free Rock the Red Kettle Concert. We’ll be streaming it live at this site next Wednesday.