The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County Exceeds 2021 Christmas Campaign Goal

Feb 15, 2022

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The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County Exceeds 2021 Christmas Campaign Goal
Overall goal met, but kettles were down

MILWAUKEE COUNTY - The total from The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County's 2021 Red Kettle Campaign is in.

The goal for the 2021 campaign was to raise $3.8 million, and together with the generosity of the community, a total of $4.3 million was raised!

While the overall County goal was met, it is important to note red kettle donations were down this year (goal: $526,000, raised $439,421). The overall total was also aided with the help of one anonymous donor with a gift of $750,000.

The campaign started on November 12, 2021 and ran through January 31, 2022.

“We are so grateful to the community for their support,” said Major Steve Woodard, Coordinator for The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County. “By exceeding our goal we will be able to provide food, clothing, shelter and support to even more vulnerable people in Milwaukee County.”

Donations will continue to support The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County’s programs and services, such as the Emergency Lodge homeless shelter, Feed the Kids summer meals program, Coats for Kids program, Toy Shop program, Christmas Family Feast, our food pantries, and emergency assistance vouchers.


About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human Locally, 87 cents of every dollar raised is used to support programs and services in Milwaukee County.

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