Salvation Army kicks off 'Red Kettle' holiday fundraising campaign
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#1 Nov 23, 2010
Family Christmas tradition: Go through the house, locating change that has escaped under the beds, in odd drawers, under cushions, and other places where you wouldn't normally store cash. Give it all to Sally Ann. One year, it was over $100. Why? Sally Ann was there for a family member when he needed it. long ago.
#2 Nov 23, 2010
Some advise: Please use a chain to secure the kettle. There are scum bags out there that like to steal them.
#3 Nov 23, 2010
It was a lot harder to resist the red kettle back in the day when the bell-ringer was an old SA regular in uniform. They'd stand outside the bank on Friday, when most paychecks were cashed, and give you the eye as you walked out the door counting your money. It was hard NOT to give something.
But lately the SA has just been hiring guys for minimum wage to mind the kettle, and for them it's just a job. And you know it is. I haven't thrown any money in the kettle for years. Write checks to the food bank instead.
#4 Nov 23, 2010
We always make sure to have pocket change or dollar bills handy this time of year as our young son likes to donate. We have instilled in him charity for those in need...
Every year we gather the old toys that have been out grown and take them to Goodwill...we donate to Secon Harvest Food Bank and other charities in his name. I hope this will carry on into his adult years as well.
#5 Nov 23, 2010
How does donating to Goodwill count as charity?
Can someone please explain who receives aid when people purchase the overpriced, second-hand goods?
Just seeking a little clarity here...is the $ used in this community? who is helped?
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