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Do Gooders across the US share their #SalvationArmy #RedKettleReason
December 17, 2014 – | No Comment

If you’re active in social media, you’ve probably seen a lot about The Salvation Army’s #RedKettleReason campaign this year. We’re asking the millions of do gooders who support our Army to tell us why they give. So far, more than 62,000 #RedKettleReasons have been shared.

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Food 4 Less, Rancho San Miguel Markets & Jamberry Nails: 3 companies with heart!
December 15, 2014 – | No Comment
Jamberry Nails employees present The Salvation Army with a big, fat check!

Jamberry Nails employees present The Salvation Army with a big, fat check!

Like people, companies have values. And they often have hearts too.

Two grocery stores and one beauty product company decided that they could do some good this Christmas season for people in need by going a little above and beyond.

PAQ Inc. Food 4 Less and Rancho San Miguel Markets are long-time supporters of our traditional Red Kettle campaign. But this year, between December 1 and Christmas Eve, they’re doing more. They’ve begun what we call a “pin up” campaign.

Paper red kettles are being sold for $1 dollar at the register to raise money to care for neighbors who are struggling this Christmas. Donors can write their name on the kettle and then pin it up on the wall of the store as a visual reminder of the good donors do through The Salvation Army.

The totals aren’t in yet, but we know that 18 stores received 1,000 paper kettles and several have already requested more!

To participate in the campaign, check your local Food 4 Less or Rancho San Miguel Market if you live in Stockton, Lodi, Manteca, Ceres, Los Banos, Salinas, San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, Paso Robles, Modesto, Greenfield, Merced or Madera, California.

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Utah-based start up Jamberry Nails donated a portion of Black Friday profits from the sale of their beautiful fingernail wrap products.

When all the totals came in, their gift to The Salvation Army added up to a whopping $110,000! The donation will be shared with Salvation Army units across the US and in Canada.

:: To shop the Jamberry Nails website for great stocking stuffers, please click here.

We want to thank these terrific companies for caring about people through The Salvation Army.

Merry Christmas!

Ultra-endurance athlete Jason P Lester runs to support Christmas for kids
December 12, 2014 – | No Comment
Ultra-endurance athlete Jason P Lester runs to support Christmas for kids

Jason P. Lester is an not just an elite athlete, he’s an ultra-endurance athlete. To give you a sense of what that means, he just ran 2,600 miles across the Great Wall of China in 83 days! He’s using his incredible training and stamina for good by running non-stop run for 72-plus hours to raise toys and funds to support Christmas for kids in need in Hawaii.

Salvation Army major reaches halfway mark in his #RingingTo150 quest
December 11, 2014 – | No Comment
Salvation Army major reaches halfway mark in his #RingingTo150 quest

Major Butch Soriano has reached the halfway mark in his quest to ring the bell at his kettle for 150 hours!

Salvation Army and Marines’ Toys for Tots are making Christmas happen in SoCal!
December 10, 2014 – | No Comment
Salvation Army and Marines’ Toys for Tots are making Christmas happen in SoCal!

US Marines in full dress uniform! Yep, I thought that might get your attention. This time of year The Salvation Army in Southern California gets to see a lot of the Marines. For the last three years, we’ve been the distribution partner for their famous Toys for Tots campaign. It’s estimated that we’ll get a whopping 150,000 toys from them to give to kids whose families are struggling to provide Christmas this year!

Maj Butch Soriano is @RingingTo150 to highlight the red kettle & Salvation Army history
December 9, 2014 – | No Comment
Maj Butch Soriano is @RingingTo150 to highlight the red kettle & Salvation Army history

Yesterday morning at “zero dark thirty” – 4:00AM to be exact – Major Butch Soriano took up his bell and starting ringing at his kettle in front of the Walmart in Murrieta, California. “Why so early, Major Butch?,” you ask. He’s on a quest for bellringing history.

Real estate pros make life better for neighbors thru The Salvation Army
December 5, 2014 – | No Comment
Real estate pros make life better for neighbors thru The Salvation Army

Real estate professionals are working hard in EVERY community in the US to make life better for people. We simply can’t thank them enough for the wonderful work they do through The Salvation Army on Realtor Ring Day, Real Estate Wednesdays and through the Christmas CanTree!

UNC student entrepreneurs create online platform that hosts Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family
December 3, 2014 – | One Comment
UNC student entrepreneurs create online platform that hosts Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family

As freshmen at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Thomas Doochin, Taylor Sharp and Jake Bernstein sat around the dorm room late at night having conversations about giving. Specifically, how to revolutionize giving by making it easy and meaningful for those with lots of resources to be matched with those who have few.

UPS #WishesDelivered campaign helps The Salvation Army, Boys & Girls Club and Toys for Tots
December 1, 2014 – | No Comment

UPS is a great friend to The Salvation Army. This year they’re highlighting our Angel Trees that deliver wishes to kids in need. But that’s not all! For every post tagged with #WishesDelivered on the UPS Facebook page or on Twitter, UPS will donate $1 to one of their three charity partners this Christmas season: Toys for Toys, Boys & Girls Club and The Salvation Army!

Add a “Red Kettle Cookie” to your order at Papa John’s and support The Salvation Army
November 30, 2014 – | No Comment
Add a “Red Kettle Cookie” to your order at Papa John’s and support The Salvation Army

If you’re anything like me, you’ve had it with the turkey leftovers by now. After a weekend spent with family and friends or enjoying some Christmas shopping, perhaps you need a dinner option that doesn’t include turkey. How about some pizza from Papa John’s and a “Red Kettle Cookie” for dessert?