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:
Mobile Red Kettles
Toy Drive Partners
Mobile Donations (Text-to-Donate)
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.