Guess the 2012 Kettle Kickoff Performer For a Chance to Win!

Monday, October 22, 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

The Salvation Army’s 121st annual Christmas Red Kettle Campaign is fast approaching, which means we’ll once again launch the season of giving with our 16th annual Red Kettle Kickoff…

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Declutter The Coat Closet & Do The Most Good!

Monday, October 15, 2012
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The fall season is almost half over, which means old man winter is on his way. And we hear he’s going to be especially harsh to residents of…

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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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The Dallas Cowboys’ Holiday Wish

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Even the Dallas Cowboys have a Christmas wish this year! The NFL team is asking friends and supporters of the team to help them raise $50,000 in support of The Salvation Army “Doing the Most Good” for the most in need.

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Robert Davi Supports Salvation Army

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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Actor and recording artist Robert Davi released his version of the holiday song, originally sung by 50′s crooner Frank Sinatra, in support of The Salvation Army. Every penny of Davi’s proceeds from the single will go directly towards The Salvation Army’s 120th Annual Red Kettle Campaign

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Thursday and Friday: jcpenney will give generously with your help!

Monday, November 21, 2011
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In support of The Salvation Army’s mission to serve those in need, jcpenney will donate $500,000 over Thanksgiving weekend with your help.

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Cast Your Vote: Walmart’s “12 Days of Giving” Campaign is Officially On!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Walmart’s “12 Days of Giving” empowers Facebook users to nominate The Salvation Army to receive part of a $1.5 million grant.

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Detroit: World’s Largest Red Kettle

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.

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It’s a Record: $142 Million in Giving!

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:

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An Unconventional Christmas Story

Thursday, December 23, 2010

One of the things I love most about Christmas is the many classic holiday tales that are told every year and yet never seem to get old. There’s Clement Clarke Moore’s poem Twas the Night Before Christmas, Dr. Seuss’ beloved How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and, if you want to count animated classics, those great TV specials featuring Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

This year I have a new favorite. It really isn’t a Christmas story at all, but it has all the makings of one, and best of all, it’s true.

In The Chicago Tribune, Rex Huppke admitted to having a “bah humbug” attitude when he hears the ringing of Salvation Army hand bells. More specifically, he said he’d like to “gather them up and throw them all into Lake Michigan.”

To make it worse, he made it his personal mission to “rid the world of unsolicited street ringing.” Who is this guy, the long lost cousin of the Grinch?

But as Huppke adamantly pursues his Scrooge-like quest against The Salvation Army, he has an epiphany that leads him to a complete change of heart. We might even say “it grew three sizes that day!”

We highly recommend you give the article a read. We’ve linked to it here. Even if you enjoy the sound of Salvation Army Bellringers, Huppke’s insight offers a poignant reminder of the purpose behind this holiday tradition.

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