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#InvestInFutures – Help your kids be friend-makers for Back-to-School
July 30, 2014 – | No Comment

Back to School can be a stressful time of year for everyone, but especially for the kids who struggle to navigate the social world around them. And, all while breaking in a new backpack, notebooks and calculator! Some of the best advice parents can give their children is about how to get along well with others. Here are three great ways to help your kids make friends this school year.

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Vintage Christmas TV ads recorded by celebrities who support The Salvation Army!
December 5, 2012 – | Comments Off
Vintage Christmas TV ads recorded by celebrities who support The Salvation Army!

We had such fun on this blog site last year during the Christmas season! Every couple of days we posted vintage public service announcements by celebrity friends of The Salvation Army. Here’s a link to each of the PSAs with a fun fact about the stars. Can you guess who’s in each spot?

The stars of today’s vintage spot had 9 kids between them!
December 22, 2011 – | Comments Off
The stars of today’s vintage spot had 9 kids between them!

Their loving family included kids from prior marriages as well as adopted and foster children. But this power couple’s most famous “dependent” sold at auction for $266,000! Can you guess who?

The “First Lady of the American theater” is in today’s vintage TV ad
December 21, 2011 – | One Comment
The “First Lady of the American theater” is in today’s vintage TV ad

Her career spanned an awe-inspiring 70 years and she is one of only a dozen people to receive an Emmy, a Tony, a Grammy and and Oscar! This entertainment legend is one of more than a dozen notable people who lent their time and talent to film short television spots to promote The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle.

Famous for his role in Bonanza, he’s in today’s vintage TV spot
December 20, 2011 – | 2 Comments
Famous for his role in Bonanza, he’s in today’s vintage TV spot

In 2007, TV Guide named him the second most popular TV father, after Cliff Huxtable (played by another actor featured in a Salvation Army old-school Christmas ad). A long-time animal lover, one of his four-legged friends appears with him in his Red Kettle ad, posted below. Can you guess who it is?

The first-ever host of the Tonight Show is in today’s vintage Salvation Army ad!
December 19, 2011 – | 2 Comments
The first-ever host of the Tonight Show is in today’s vintage Salvation Army ad!

He and his lovely wife were also devoted to supporting charities near and dear to their hearts. Like, The Salvation Army. They appeared in this Christmas television ad more about thirty years ago to raise awareness about the importance of the Army’s Red Kettle campaign.

This Hall of Fame Cowboy appeared in today’s vintage Red Kettle ad!
December 16, 2011 – | 2 Comments
This Hall of Fame Cowboy appeared in today’s vintage Red Kettle ad!

He lead the Dallas Cowboys to multiple Super Bowl victories and was the first player to win the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP! And, he’s one of many celebrities who gave their time to promote The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettle campaign!

WWII-era glamour girl appeared in this vintage Salvation Army TV spot
December 14, 2011 – | One Comment
WWII-era glamour girl appeared in this vintage Salvation Army TV spot

She starred as Elizabeth Bennett in an early film adaptation of Jane Austen’s masterpiece Pride and Prejudice but won an Oscar for her work in Mrs. Miniver. A major box office draw in the 40s, she filmed this brief television ad for The Salvation Army in the 1970s, featured below.

He’s not a Dr., except on the hardwood! He’s in today’s vintage ad.
December 13, 2011 – | 2 Comments
He’s not a Dr., except on the hardwood! He’s in today’s vintage ad.

He grew up shooting hoops at a Salvation Army youth center and returned the favor later in life by appearing in a Christmas kettle TV spot. He joined dozens of other notable Americans who filmed brief TV ads during the 50s to the 80s to support The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign.