Jan 5, 2023

While the iconic red kettles are no longer in front of local stores, The Salvation Army is still working to reach its Christmas Campaign goal. The campaign, which ends January 31, has raised $117,600 toward the $150,000 goal.


The funds raised are needed to help support Salvation Army social services programs and services such as food pantry, homeless prevention, emergency assistance, and disaster services throughout the year. Funds raised through this campaign also help provide Christmas food baskets, toys for children, and community holiday meals during the holiday season.


The money raised throughout the Christmas Campaign is vital to helping those in need in our community year-round,” stated Captain Chris Clarke. “As the freezing temperatures and harsh winter weather begin to take hold of our area, our services will be highly sought after.”


Tax-deductible donations to The Salvation Army can be made by cash, check, charge, calling 217-245-7124, or stopping by The Salvation Army at 331 West Douglas Avenue in Jacksonville. The charitable IRA rollover also provides another way of supporting The Salvation Army.


The Salvation Army extends its sincere thanks to everyone who donated to this year’s Christmas campaign and wishes everyone and their families a very blessed New Year.


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