Donations to The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit Will be Doubled on Giving Tuesday

Nov 23, 2021

*Editor’s Note: Salvation Army, AT&T Michigan and 2021 Red Kettle Christmas Campaign Co-Chairs, David Lewis and Herman Moore, will be available to discuss the Giving Tuesday partnership at the World’s Tallest Red Kettle in Cadillac Square in Detroit on Tuesday, Nov. 30 from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (Nov. 23, 2021) The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit is continuing its mission to ensure that Hope Marches On for metro Detroiters in need. On Giving Tuesday, which is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 30, all donations up to $25,000 will be doubled, thanks to the generosity of AT&T Michigan. Amounts donated at physical or virtual red kettles, as well as text-to-give, phone and online donations, will be fully matched, dollar-for-dollar.

As a result of continued economic hardship brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Salvation Army’s ability to raise vital funds to serve those in need is at risk this year. Supporters can donate to the nonprofit in a number of ways, including:

  • Texting GIFT to 24365
  • Donating money via an online or physical red kettle
  • Visiting salmich.org
  • Calling 877-SAL-MICH

AT&T Michigan is committed to supporting and strengthening the communities it serves as The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit’s official corporate bell ringing partner. Through volunteerism, direct giving, matching funds and grants, AT&T continues to make people its priority.

“At AT&T, we are committed to building stronger communities and taking care of our neighbors in need,” said David Lewis, president of AT&T Michigan. “As the official corporate bell ringing partner of the Red Kettle Christmas Campaign, we support The Salvation Army’s efforts in caring for our community’s most vulnerable. The nonprofit is providing a beacon of hope for metro Detroiters and we are honored to be another reason that Hope Marches On this Christmas.”

All donations made on Giving Tuesday will go toward The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit’s $8.3 million fundraising goal to ensure Hope Marches On for metro Detroiters in need. Funds raised will directly benefit communities throughout Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties – and contributions benefit and remain in the community from where the donation is received.

Proceeds from the 2021 Red Kettle Christmas Campaign will provide critical social services and programs to those in need, including feeding and sheltering, outdoor and educational opportunities for at-risk youth, anti-human trafficking initiatives, a free legal aid clinic, emergency disaster services, drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs and much more. A sustaining, $25 monthly gift helps support The Salvation Army’s much needed programs in a donor’s area.

“The Salvation Army is always there for our neighbors in need. Our programs and services are made possible through the generosity of those who give,” said Lt. Colonel John Turner, divisional commander and regional CEO for The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division. “This partnership with AT&T Michigan will help bring The Salvation Army closer to reaching our $8.3 million fundraising goal.”

For supporters who are unable to donate money, there are other ways to give back to The Salvation Army on Giving Tuesday. The nonprofit is also encouraging individuals and families to sign up as volunteer bell ringers by visiting registertoring.com, where they have an option to choose a traditional, two-hour session at a physical red kettle site or participate in a virtual bell ringing shift where they can raise funds from the comfort of their own home.

For updates on The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit’s 2021 Red Kettle Christmas Campaign, please visit www.salmich.org or connect with The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

About The Salvation Army
Founded by William and Catherine Booth in London, England in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. This past year, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit was involved in providing 2,446,588 meals and 382,681 nights of shelter for the homeless. The Salvation Army uses $.86 of every dollar raised to provide direct services to people in need each and every day of the year. For more information about The Salvation Army, please call 877-SAL-MICH, or visit us at salmich.org.

 

About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T
We’re committed to advancing education, creating opportunities, strengthening communities and improving lives. AT&T Connected Learning is a multi-year commitment to bridge the digital divide and narrow the homework gap, so today’s learners are connected with skills, resources, and opportunities for success in school and in life. Since 2008, we’ve committed $600 million to programs that help millions of students across all 50 states and around the world, particularly those in underserved communities.

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