Articles in Giving
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.
Major Butch Soriano has reached the halfway mark in his quest to ring the bell at his kettle for 150 hours!
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!
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 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!
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?
For 123 years, The Salvation Army Red Kettle has been an important symbol of Christmas giving and a reminder that as long as there are people who lack the necessities of life, our Army will be here to help. Our donors surprise us every year by being even more generous than they were the previous year. Thank you for caring for your neighbors in need!
Every year the iconic red kettles are filled day after day during the holiday season by people who want to do good. Kettle donors say they want to feed their hungry neighbors, bring someone in from the cold, give a gift to a child whose parents can’t afford Christmas or one of many hundreds of reasons. What’s yours?