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Smiles make the greatest gifts.

Smiles Make the Greatest Gifts.

From physical needs such as grocery, utility and gift assistance,
to emotional experiences including holiday events and traditions, to spiritual guidance that provides healing and hope,
we work to assist the whole person through gifts that serve the body, mind and soul.

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Millions of American parents cannot afford to buy their kids Christmas presents.

The holidays bring added financial and emotional stress to families living in poverty.

The Salvation Army’s mission shines brightest at Christmas time.

The Salvation Army celebrates the birth of Christ by spreading His hope, love and joy to the less fortunate members of society. In fact, our gift-giving programs and fundraising initiatives are a direct answer to God’s calling to care for the poor, hungry, sick, and displaced. From physical needs such as grocery, utility and gift assistance, to emotional experiences including holiday events and traditions, to spiritual guidance that provides healing and hope, we work to assist the whole person through gifts that serve the body, mind and soul.

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The Salvation Army Brings Happy
Holidays to Many Through:

Toy Shop

The Salvation Army is one of the largest providers of toys to children who may not otherwise receive Christmas gifts. This year, our Toy Shop program will bring joy to 23,000 Twin Cities children.

Bill-Pay Assistance

We help struggling households pay their utility bills, offsetting the added financial burdens that come with Christmas expenses and keeping the heat on during the cold winter season. This allows low-income families to maintain self-dignity and stability while keeping up with their bills.

Fundraising

The Salvation Army helps struggling families avoid falling into the cycle of crisis by supplementing their income with utility, rent, and other vital payments. Oftentimes, this assistance becomes the difference between shelter and eviction, between maintaining honest work and selling drugs or services for money, and between keeping kids in one place and moving them out of their home and onto the streets.

Holiday Events

We spread Christmas cheer throughout the holiday season through traditions such as hospital visits, nursing home events, meal delivery, bell ringing, gifting programs, and clothing and Christmas toy donations. These services give the gift of hope and relief to low-income families, shut-ins, children of prisoners, and those without a home for the holidays.

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The Red Kettle needs you.

About 33% of total yearly donations to The Salvation Army come through the Red Kettle campaign, which only runs from late November until December 24.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide gifts of healing and hope for those who need it most at Christmastime. Donate now.

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Every dollar does good.

Eighty-two cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army goes directly to funding Salvation Army initiatives. And all the money stays within the community in which it was given.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide gifts of healing and hope for those who need it most at Christmastime.Donate now.

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Christmas giving counts.

In recent years, the bell-ringer program has raised up to $144 million over the holiday season.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide gifts of healing and hope for those who need it most at Christmastime. Donate now.

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