Yakima Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Kicks Off Friday
It's time to drop some money in a Salvation Army Red Kettle. The Salvation Red Kettle Campaign kicks off on Friday at area stores hoping you'll help the Salvation Army help others. You'll find the kettles at 13 different locations in the community You can also donate online at yakima.salvationarmy.org
ISN'T IT AMAZING HOW MUCH IS RAISED THROUGH THE KETTLES?
Each year during the holidays the Yakima Salvation Army raises needed funding through its Red Kettle Campaign. The campaign raises more than $100,000 each season with all the money staying in the Yakima Valley to be used to support the Salvation Army of Yakima’s food bank, student food security services, family services, various Christmas assistance, and year round youth programming. This year the goal is to raise $120,000.
WHERE WILL YOU FIND THE KETTLES THIS YEAR? AND TOYS FOR TOTS TIME
Specifically you'll find the kettles at all Wrays Market Fresh IGA Stores, Safeway, Hobby Lobby, Fred Meyer, Bi-mart and Rosauers among others.
Lisa Sargent, the Social Ministry Director says they're also collecting toys for the Marines Toys for Tots Program. She says they hope to fill collection boxes by December 10 so they can prepare to distribute toys to families before Christmas.
NEW UNWRAPPED TOYS WILL SOON BE IN THE HANDS OF LOCAL CHIILDREN YOU CAN HELP
The collection boxes are located in many different locations including many department stores in the Yakima area. You can also drop off your donation between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm Monday through Friday at the Salvation Army office at 310 North 16th Avenue.
Sargent says it's a big job collecting the toys, separating them into age brackets and then distributing them to families. The reason why they need volunteers every year. If you'd like to help this Christmas season find information at registertoring.com. or call 509-823-1819.
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