During the Holidays, You Can Make a Difference

When you see one of The Salvation Army's iconic red kettles, and hear the ringing of bells, you can be sure that Christmastime is here. As we all prepare to celebrate with our families, many in our community struggle to make ends meet. Some need help with providing food or a shelter for their families. Others fear that they won't be able to see the joy on their Children's faces on Christmas morning.

You can make a difference and bring all three – food, shelter, and joy – to families this Christmas season.

Start Your Own Kettle

Whether you want to help feed families, to make sure they have a roof over their heads, or to simply make their Christmas a special day. Choose your Red Kettle Reason and ask your friends to help you make a difference today.

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Angel Tree

Across the Carolinas, The Salvation Army hosts Angel Trees allowing you to shop for specific gifts for children who may otherwise have nothing on Christmas morning. You might also think about volunteering or simply giving online.

Online Angel Tree

Simply Give

When you give to The Salvation Army at Christmastime – or year-round – your gifts are used in your local community to make a difference in the lives of your neighbors. The Salvation Army uses the money collected at Christmas to ensure that those in need have access to resources throughout the year.

Last year, over 80 cents from every single dollar donated was used to directly fund services to those in need - providing food, shelter, joy and more throughout the year.

Sometimes, you just want to give. If you simply want to make an online gift to The Salvation Army, please do so below.

Give Simply

Christmas on our Blog

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#RedKettleReason

01:06 PM • Wednesday, November 23, 2016

If you knew you could make a difference, would you try? If you could choose the way to impact those in your community who were most in need of help, what would that be?

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Make Christmas Bright

03:27 PM • Monday, November 21, 2016

Sometimes, people ask us how we can still be joyful during the holidays. After all, The Salvation Army, our staff and volunteers, and our officers carry a significant weight. We know that it's important…

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David's Story

02:00 PM • Monday, February 22, 2016

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…

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The History of the Kettle

In 1891, one Salvation Army officer who needed to find a way to provide meals for hungry people in his neighborhood had the idea of asking the public to contribute by dropping money in a bucket. Today, The Salvation Army Red Kettle is used to help provide for the 30 million individuals that need our help each year in the United States.

Extending beyond the holidays, when you contribute to the Red Kettle, you are providing shelters for families, addiction recovery, after-school programs, summer camps, services in response to disasters, and more. You help make a difference – all year round – for people in your community.

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