With Holiday Giving Down, The Salvation Army
Announces the "$20 Red Kettle Challenge"
$20 will be worth double on one day only – Saturday, December 9, 2017
December 6, 2017 – San Jose, CA. - The Salvation Army reports that their biggest annual fundraiser nationwide, the Red Kettle campaign has gotten off to a slow start. Holiday donations which fund programs for the needy year-round, including homeless services, meals for the hungry, and after school programs for low-income children are down.
On one day only, Saturday, December 9, $20 bills will be worth double the amount in red kettle locations throughout Santa Clara County, including Santa Clara, San Jose, Sunnyvale and Gilroy.
“The need is great for struggling families and individuals, particularly during the holiday season. So, we are counting on the kindness of our community to come on out to a red kettle and donate a $20 bill. It will go a long way to help make Christmas bright for many of our community’s less fortunate,” said Major Roy Wild, Santa Clara County Coordinator.
The community’s financial support and kindness during the holidays enables The Salvation Army to assist hungry and needy families and individuals in Santa Clara County throughout the year.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.