Celebrating #GivingTuesday: Your Heart Makes All the Difference


After a day of thanksgiving and multiple days dedicated to consuming, it’s officially #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving and celebrating the spirit that makes Christmas oh-so special.

With the holiday season five days shorter than last year, we hope supporters will consider donating time, money or services to The Salvation Army to help us serve millions of Americans in need this Christmas and throughout 2014.

Every year, The Salvation Army helps nearly 30 million people in the United States – roughly one person every second. Donations help provide over 10 million nights of shelter; roughly 58 million meals; and programming such as substance abuse recovery, after-school programs, and emergency shelter for children and families in need. And thanks to supporters, this holiday season nearly 4.2 million people will receive assistance with heat and utilities, warm meals, or toys for their children.

Get Involved

To get involved or give back via The Salvation Army this Giving Tuesday, donors can give to more than 25,000 bell ringers, become a virtual bell ringer by hosting an Online Red Kettle at or donate through the Army’s text-to-give program. By texting the word “KETTLE” to 80888, donors can send $10 to the Red Kettle Campaign.

You can also donate online at No matter how you choose to give, every penny of your donation will stay in your local community.
(See how your donations make a difference!)
To those looking to donate time, there are a number of opportunities available from ringing a bell to sorting toys and serving food. Visit to learn more and find a Salvation Army near you.
Brag about it!
We want to show off your good work! Take an “unselfie”  – a “selfie” of you giving back in some way – and post it to Twitter, tagging @SalvationArmyUS and using the hashtag #unselfie. Throughout the day, we’ll share some of our favorite unselfies pictures.

Our mission:

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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