$10,000 Red Kettle Challenge
With just twelve days until Christmas, The Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle fundraising campaign is getting a helping hand from a local anonymous donor. For three days this week, December 15, 16, and 17, the "Angel donor" will double donations made to Tippecanoe County Red Kettles up to $10,000.
While the donor may be a secret, the impact of this match is not. If holiday shoppers increase their giving just a little, the goal of raising $10,000 in only three days is attainable. Once doubled, the grand total of $20,000 would help to fund weeks of services to the Tippecanoe County community in 2023. From keeping the food pantry stocked to providing funds for emergency financial assistance, these donations are used throughout the year to help local residents make it through times when they are struggling to keep a roof over their heads or feed their families.
The Salvation Army worked throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and recent economic downturn to meet the increased needs of Tippecanoe County residents facing uncertainty and a rising cost of living. With Christmas just around the corner, they are busy ensuring that families have a joyful holiday filled with hope and love, not fear and disappointment. Donations made to Red Kettles in November and December keep the hope alive for these families long after Christmas has passed.
"We are excited to have a new Red Kettle match from a local anonymous supporter," said Lt. Aaron Johnson of The Salvation Army Lafayette Corps. "Our generous 'Angel donor' is matching all gifts to our Red Kettles up to $10,000 to benefit Tippecanoe County. Thanks be to God!"
Shoppers looking for a Red Kettle this week will find bell ringers at Walmart, Sam's Club, JCPenney, Hobby Lobby, and Kohl’s. Anyone interested in volunteering to ring a bell this holiday season is invited to visit RegisterToRing.com and find a location, date, and time that works for their schedule.