News Release: Year-end Giving Encouraged for Tree of Lights Campaign
As 2018 comes to a close, there is still time to make a tax-deductible donation to The Salvation Army's Tree of Lights Campaign in the Omaha metro.
“Time is of the essence,” said Major Greg Thompson, divisional commander. “There are still a number of ways people can donate to the Tree of Lights Campaign: they can donate online, or they can make a major gift, such as a gift of appreciated stock. People can maximize their charitable deductions for 2018 by making a year-end donation to The Salvation Army, and when they do that, they’re helping the many life-changing programs we offer year-round.”
For additional information on transferring gifts of stock and other year-end giving options, please call Jeff Beckman, executive director of development, at 402-898-7700.
About The Salvation Army Tree of Lights Campaign
The Salvation Army Tree of Lights Campaign is a fundraising initiative for The Salvation Army’s Human Needs Fund, which supports programs that meet the needs of the most vulnerable people in the metro year-round. Our seven areas of service include food, housing, youth development, material assistance, behavioral health, older adult services and anti-human trafficking. The 2018 fundraising goal for The Salvation Army of Omaha is $2.85 million. Every cent of every dollar raised for the Tree of Lights Campaign stays in the metro. Whether you give to the red kettles or offer your time as a volunteer, your support helps in The Salvation Army’s effort to fight for good.