By taking time out of your busy holiday schedule to ring the bell at a Salvation Army red kettle this Christmas, you’re helping raise money to fund our initiatives all year long. Thanks for all you do to fight for good.
With the holiday season approaching, there’s a fight to be won. The Salvation Army is marching into battle against all types of need this year, so we’re recruiting bell ringers—like you—to join the fight for good.
In 2016, The Salvation Army served more than 24 million people. That meant 55 million meals for the hungry, 10 million nights of shelter for the homeless, and countless Christmas gifts for children who would have gone without.
Jesus said that we would always have the poor with us, and that may seem daunting, but the impact of even one person doing good cannot be overestimated. Just one hour of bell ringing will feed 13 hungry people. That’s one person every five minutes. So truly, you will make a difference with every ring.
Moreover, the funds you raise will make a year-round impact in your community through social services assistance, homeless shelters, disaster relief, children’s programs, rehabilitation services, anti human trafficking, and more.
It was The Salvation Army’s founder, General William Booth, who declared: “While women weep, as they do now, I’ll fight. While little children go hungry, as they do now, I’ll fight. While men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I’ll fight. While there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I’ll fight—I’ll fight to the very end!”
Join the fight for good!
Find your local Salvation Army here and sing up to be a bell ringer today.
In partnership with The Salvation Army, Target is providing a memorable back-to-school shopping experience that equips children in need with all the essentials for a successful academic year. And the campaign, which awarded 12,000 children, affiliated with Salvation Army youth programs, with $80 gift cards to shop for clothing and supplies with the help of a designated chaperon, is doing more than filling backpacks.
Our back-to-school program with Target provides emotional encouragement for families in need. These kids are getting jazzed for the school year ahead while parents are relieved of the rising costs associated with the annual shopping tradition.
Want to support The Salvation Army’s back-to-school programs? Find your local Salvation Army here.
With the help of volunteers, students from Norman, OK checked off their teacher’s lists by picking out supplies – and their favorite clothes – courtesy of Target’s generosity.
Check out this touching video from The Salvation Army Arkansas-Oklahoma Division, and help us say “Thank You” to Target by ‘Liking’ and commenting on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/target).