Christmas 2018

Red Kettle Kick-Off

The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia will be soon be kicking off its annual Red Kettle fundraiser throughout the region! Stay tuned for our announcement of the upcoming Red Kettle Kick-Off event date, time and location!

The Red Kettle campaign raises funds for The Salvation Army's vital programs and services that support Philadelphians in need year-round, not just in the winter. Last year, the 14th Annual Christmas Kettle Cook-Off event took place at Liberty Place 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.  The Red Kettle Kick-Off culminated in a $25,000 check presentation from Herr's in support of The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia's after-school programs promoting health, wellness and education for children from low socio-economic backgrounds thoughout Philadelphia. 

Check out the videos from last year's Red Kettle Kick-Off




Sponsor a Family

Spread joy, hope and caring this holiday season by sponsoring a family who is in desparate need of financial assistance.  Each family is matched with one sponsor who will purchase gifts for the family in need.  There are several programs to choose from, including: Adopt-a-Family, Angel Tree and Wishing Well.

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Volunteer & Be a Bellringer!

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, such as becoming a volunteer bell ringer!

  To learn how to become a volunteer , call 215-787-5964.


Mobile Red Kettles & 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, or CLICK HERE

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 215-825-4601.



Joy of Sharing Toy Fest

The Salvation Army remains grateful to its long time media partner CBS 3 for the Joy of Sharing program which provides much needed toys for children who might otherwise go without. Stay tuned for a list of drop off locations, please visit the station's web site.  



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


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