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White for the purity of God's only son.

Red for the blood, our Salvation won.

Stripes for the pain borne on Calvary

He did it all for you and me

Shaped like a staff for our shepherd who came.

J is for Jesus, His holy name.

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Hallmark Business Expressions
and YOU working together to support The Salvation Army.

If your company mails greeting cards to clients, colleagues & employees; this is a perfect way to send your holiday wishes & to help support The Salvation Army.

Hallmark Business Expressions has joined The Salvation Army again this year in offering to their customers customized Christmas Cards on which purchasers may designate us as their charity of choice

The cards are purchased through the Hallmark website & The Salvation Army Southern Territory will receive 20% of the net proceeds from the sale of the cards.

This program is up & running & available to all small businesses who need to purchase seasonal greeting cards.

Click Here For The direct link to the custom URL or go to:

hallmark.businessgreetings

.com/The-Salvation-Army

When you click through on the URL you will be redirected to the landing page for The Salvation Army.

Kettles&AngelTree

 

THE  RED KETTLE DRIVE

 

Starts: November 17th  -      Ends: December 24th  

 Site: Many locations throughout the county

 

For further information contact:

West Palm Beach: Lt. Pryne Pierre  (561) 686-3530 

Lake Worth: Captain Chris Farrell  (561) 968-8189

Boca Raton: Major Ohnet Valery (561) 391-1344

The Red Kettle is possibly the most recognized icon of The Salvation Army. It is almost impossible to miss seeing someone ringing a bell and collecting donations during the Holiday Season.

FOR THEM EVERY DROP IN THE BUCKET COUNTS!

EveryDropCounts

Support The Salvation Army by Volunteering your time this holiday season.

Volunteering for the Red Kettles is a holiday tradition, a fun time, and the best way to help during the holiday season. Groups or individuals may volunteer to staff a Red Kettle for an entire day or three-hour shift.

Please visit our volunteer page on this site or call Stacy Pasnon at 561-686-3530

Red Kettle Facts:

*     85% - 90% of kettle workers are paid employees who earn minimum wage, and only 10% - 15% are volunteers. Although it is ideal to staff kettles with as many volunteers as possible to keep expenses at a minimum, the paid kettle worker position provides an opportunity for those who might not be employed elsewhere. In other words, the paid position is actually another service that The Salvation Army provides to allow individuals to provide Christmas cheer for their families.  

*     The Red Kettle Campaign starts just prior to Thanksgiving and runs through Christmas Eve.

*     A "typical" kettle can generate as much as $450.00 on a given day. However, depending on location some kettles can raise much more.

*     Most donations consist of cash and coins, but occasionally we receive personal checks, and foreign currency, (not to mention the buttons, paper clips, vitamins, and pocket lint that also make their way into the Red Kettles).

*     All donations received in Palm Beach County stays in Palm Beach County supporting local programs offered throughout the year.

*    82-cents of every dollar received goes directly to programming.

*     Many Bell-Ringers, who have enjoyed their experience manning a kettle, are repeat workers and/or Volunteers.

*     Some Service groups turn bell-ringing into a fun competition; seeing who can raise the most money in a given day.

 

History of the Red Kettle: The Red Kettle's career as a fundraiser began in 1891 when a Salvation Army officer, Captain Joseph McFee, resolved to provide a free Christmas dinner to the poor of San Francisco. From his days as a sailor in Liverpool, England, the captain remembered a large pot displayed on the Stage Landing, called "Simpson's Pot." Passersby tossed charitable donations into the pot.

Captain McFee received permission from city authorities to place a crab pot and tripod at the Oakland ferry landing at the foot of San Francisco's Market Place. The kettle - and McFee's request to "Keep the Pot Boiling!" - drew a lot of attention from ferry passengers. So began a tradition that spread throughout the United States, then the world.

Kettles are now used around the world, including Japan, Chile and Europe. Public contributions to the kettles enable The Salvation Army to bring the spirit of Christmas to the aged and lonely, ill, poor and disadvantaged, inmates of jail and other institutions -- people otherwise often forgotten. 

 

THE ANGEL TREE AND EMPTY STOCKING PROGRAMS

  November and December

 

Where to find an Angel: Local Malls and participating Wal-Marts

Also participating: Area churches, organizations, businesses and individuals
 
For Information contact:

West Palm Beach: Captain Louna Smith  (561) 686-3530 

Lake Worth: Captain Heidi Farrell (561) 968-8189

Boca Raton: Major Sandra Valery (561) 391-1344

The late Jim Gallagher and Nan Gallagher in front of the Gardens Mall "Angel" Tree.

In 2009, through the Angel Tree program, we were able to provide assistance to 4,789 local children, 1,800 families and 3,019 individuals; including toys & clothing, food assistance and more.

Also through groups such as Home League and Crafty Ladies we were able to provide more than 8,000 gifts of personal care items to the Forgotten and Aged through our visitation programs to hospitals, nursing and convalescent homes.

 

 


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