There’s Still Time to Ensure Hope Marches On by Supporting The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Christmas Campaign
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (Dec. 27, 2021) — The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit is reminding the community that there’s still time to give to the nonprofit’s 2021 Red Kettle Christmas Campaign.
The Salvation Army’s iconic red kettles may have left storefronts; however, individuals can still support the social services agency with a contribution by:
- Texting GIFT to 24365
- Visiting salmich.org
- Calling 877-SAL-MICH
- Sending or delivering a check, made payable to The Salvation Army, to: 16130 Northland Dr., Southfield, MI 48075
“No matter the amount, every donation helps us in assisting thousands of metro Detroiters who are struggling with food and housing insecurity,” said Major Timothy Meyer, general secretary, metro Detroit area commander and regional chief operating officer for The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division. “As a community, we’ve had a challenging last two years and we’re calling on the support from our community to help our neighbors in need.”
Now through Friday, Dec. 31, all donations up to $530,000 made to the Red Kettle Christmas Campaign will be doubled and fully matched, dollar-for-dollar, thanks to The Consortium of Hope. This applies to gifts made to virtual red kettles, as well as text-to-give, phone and online donations. In addition, year-end, one-time gifts up to $300 and $600 (for individuals and married couples, respectively) are 100 percent tax-deductible for the remainder of 2021, thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Those individuals itemizing their tax return may benefit from even a greater savings.
All donations will go toward The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit’s $8.3 million fundraising goal.
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 and much more. All funds raised throughout the campaign directly benefit communities throughout Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties – and contributions remain in the community from where the donation is received. Last year alone, the nonprofit helped provide:
- More than 2.4 million meals
- Nearly 383,000 nights of shelter
- Nearly 205,000 Christmas toys and gifts for children and shut-in seniors
- Resolution of 1,800 legal issues through the William Booth Legal Aid Clinic
For updates on The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit’s 2021 Red Kettle Christmas Campaign, please visit www.salmich.org.
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.