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The traditional red kettle is an integral part of the Christmas scene, with millions of dollars donated each year to aid needy families, seniors, and the homeless, in keeping with the spirit of the season.

Donations provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need.  Financial assistance also helps with basic necessities, along with seasonal aid. Families of prisoners are included.

 

Volunteers distribute gifts to shut-ins in hospitals and nursing homes, and shelters are open for sit-down dinners. The Salvation Army endeavors to bring spiritual light and love to those it serves at Christmas so that the real meaning of the season is not forgotten.

 

Many families receive aid over a period of months after the Christmas season as well, people struggling with difficult family, emotional, or employment problems.

 

The Red Kettles and bell ringers are perhaps the most visible community-wide Salvation Army program. However, during the holidays the results from the nickels, dimes and dollars put into the kettles provides needy families with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, gifts for children, coats and shoes for kids with none to wear, and visitation to the elderly and imprisoned who have no one to care for them. Other Holiday programs include:

  • Children's Angel Tree Toy Drive
  • Adopt-A-Family
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Christmas Dinner
  • Pantry Food Drive
  • Holiday Food Baskets

To receive information on how your family, congregation, employees, group or organization can volunteer, contact us at (727) 550-8080.

 


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