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Christmas 2017

The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia will kick off its annual Red Kettle fundraiser throughout the region on November 15, 2017. The campaign raises funds for The Salvation Army's vital programs and services that support Philadelphians in need year-round, not just in the winter. The 14th Annual Christmas Kettle Cook-Off event took place at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street in Philadlephia. Local television personalities and other supporters of The Salvation Army served soup to help raise awareness of the fundraising effort to continue to provide for individuals and families in need. The event featured soup made by The Salvation Army Soup's On! Project culinary arts job training and placement program. Live Christmas music was performed by a Salvation Army brass ensemble.


All donations raised throughout the campaign fund programs that provide opportunities in underserved neighborhoods and change lives year round. The Salvation Army's iconic red kettles will be set up daily throughout the campaign in prominent spots around the Delaware Valley to collect donations from the public, joined by "celebrity" guest bellringers on select dates.

In addition to collecting donations at its iconic red kettles, The Salvation Army is also offering additional ways to contribute:

Thanksgiving Meal
On Thanksgiving Day, The Salvation Army will distribute fully cooked turkey dinners to 1,000 Philadelphia families in need during our annual Thanksgiving-to-Go event. A special thanks to our own Soups On! Project culinary team and the many volunteers who made this a very wonderful and memoriable day in which each family was able to share a full Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings and dessert . . . in the comfort of their own home!  To learn how to become a volunteer or to make a donation of goods for this event next year, call 215-787-5964.

Mobile Red Kettles
Individuals are invited to set up their own Mobile Red Kettle and either donate or become a fund raiser for The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia this holiday season. Mobile Red Kettles may live on any online space, and friends and family can make quick, secure donations using their computer or mobile device. To set up your Mobile Red Kettle today, CLICK HERE on the banner below . . .



Toy Drive Partners
Businesses, organizations, and groups are invited to conduct a toy drive at your location and encourage employees and members to donate new, unwrapped toys for children and young teens in need this Christmas. The Salvation Army will provide signage and a collection box for easy collecting. For more information or to receive materials and/or how to involve your company in fundraising for The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia, please call 215-787-5964 or email



Mobile Donations (Text-to-Donate)
Donations can also be made by using a cell or Smart phone, just text the word ORKphilly to 71777 from a mobile phone to make a secure donation of any amount by credit card to The Salvation Army.


The Salvation Army remains grateful to its long time media partner CBS 3 for the Joy of Sharing program and MORE FM for the Stockings for Kids program, both of which provide much needed toys for children who might otherwise go without. For a list of drop off locations, please visit the station's web site.  

Our toy drive will culminate on December 18 at CBS-3 for the annual Joy of Sharing Toy Fest, televised live all day beginning at 5:30 am.  Be sure to tune-in to CBS-3 on Monday, December 18 to watch as we fill our Salvation Army truck with hundreds of toys being delivered from participating toy drive locations throughout Greater Philadelphia.

Donations can also be made online or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.


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