Archive for Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign officially kicks off on Friday

November 23, 2010


The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign will officially kick off at 6 p.m. Friday at Downtown Lawrence’s annual lighting celebration.

This year, the Salvation Army hopes the campaign raises $108,000 for programs that help the poor, homeless and others in need. Bell ringers will be at 15 locations this year, including Community Mercantile, Checkers Food, Dillon’s, Hy-Vee, JC Penney, Walgreens and Wal-Mart. Downtown bell ringers will be at Starbucks and U.S. Bank.

This year’s campaign theme is “Hope Wanted,” which will draw attention to the fact that people continue to face hardship during these rough economic times. The organization continues to see people placed under strain from waning unemployment benefits, high costs of living and lack of jobs.

The Salvation Army stresses any donation of time or money is appreciated. To volunteer to be a bell ringer contact Liz Coleman at 843-4188.


Bob Forer 7 years, 6 months ago

those bell ringers annoy the hell out of me.

Kris_H 7 years, 6 months ago

Boycott the Salvation Army. They are a homophobic and discriminatory organization. You can give to many local charities directly.

Irenaku 7 years, 6 months ago

Kris_H Agreed. Donate to the Women's Shelter or GaDuGI Safe Center.

independant1 7 years, 6 months ago

Salvation Army is one of the staunchest and effective charities in US and the world. Somewhere around 88 cents of each dollar benefits needy. There are not many charities or organizations (like gov't, corp.) that are as efficient.

I never pass the kettle without dropping at least coins in. It is the season for giving and an easy way to help one's fellow man anonomously.

cowboy 7 years, 6 months ago

take advantage of every opportunity in life you have to help another !

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