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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Now a medical doctor with a successful practice, David doesn’t actually remember the first time The Salvation Army impacted his life and the lives of his three older brothers. His mother recalls that when David was just eight months old, some people from The Salvation Army adopted their family for Christmas. Already struggling to make ends meet, life became even more difficult for David’s family when his father passed away a short time later. For many families, such significant challenges are simply impossible to overcome.

Before The Kettle Was Red

The origin of The Salvation Army red kettle.

What's Your #RedKettleReason

Thanks to the generosity of people just like, April and her family were able to experience a Merry Christmas! There are so many reasons to support The Salvation Army. We would love to hear your reasons! Let us know at RedKettleReason.org.

Red Kettle Reason

We all want to do good. It's human nature to want to be able to help another person we see that may need a hand. Every Christmas, you put simple coins and bills in our red kettles across the county. It may not seem like much but it means new life - a second chance - for millions of Americans.

Online Red Kettle

You see us – and HEAR us – every Christmas, standing outside shopping malls and ringing our bells. More importantly, your give! You make an incredible impact every single year when you put your loose change in those red kettles. That money is used to provide a Merry Christmas for children and their families in your community.

You Make a Difference

We are so grateful for our volunteers. If you don't know, there is absolutely no way that we could ever be as effective if we didn't have your help. We know that we are so lucky to have volunteers that want to make difference in the world and choose to invest their time and effort into The Salvation Army. "Thank You!" seems to be not nearly enough for us to say.