Donations to Salvation Army Red Kettles to be Doubled Thanks to $10,000 Gift

Dec 2, 2022

EVANSVILLE, IN (December 1, 2022) – The Salvation Army's annual Christmas fundraising campaign will be getting a big boost this Friday and Saturday. On December 2 and 3 cash donations dropped into Red Kettles in Vanderburg and Warrick counties will be doubled thanks to a generous $10,000 matching gift from two local couples. The match from these anonymous "Angel donors" will be used to encourage holiday shoppers to give a little more than they might otherwise to make an even bigger impact in the lives of their neighbors in need.


Evansville Bell Ringers (3).jpg"It's incredible any time someone believes enough in what you're doing to support you by giving, but there is something so special when people give in a way to inspire and encourage others to give," said Major Jason Poff of The Salvation Army of Evansville. "That's what our match partners do, leveraging their gifts to inspire others to give, and we are so grateful for their support."

As inflation outpaces many paychecks, The Salvation Army has worked tirelessly to meet the increased needs of area residents with emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, and food. With a $310,000 fundraising goal this fall, the Red Kettles are more important than ever. The funds raised by the iconic Red Kettles will help to ensure that The Salvation Army can continue to meet these needs while providing regular programming and services to children, families, and adults in the community.

Shoppers looking for a Red Kettle this weekend will find bell ringers at Walmart, Schnucks, IGA, Hobby Lobby, Walgreens, Eastland Mall, and JCPenney. Anyone interested in volunteering to ring a bell this holiday season is invited to visit and find a location, date, and time that works for their schedule.

Every donation given to The Salvation Army through the annual Red Kettle Campaign provides help and hope to those in need, and all gifts stay right here in the community where it is given. Visit to learn more about how you can help The Salvation Army ensure that they can Love Beyond Christmas and help those in need in 2023.

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