Salvation Army red kettle drive

The Salvation Army’s bell ringers with their red kettles are on street corners around downtown Evanston on this Black Friday kickoff for the holiday shopping season with a goal of raising $175,000 to help the less fortunate around the community. Watch the video.

The Salvation Army’s bell ringers with their red kettles are on street corners around downtown Evanston on this Black Friday kickoff for the holiday shopping season.

When army supporters launched their campaign a week ago, they set a goal of $175,000 to help the less fortunate around the community.

The army is still seeking bell ringers, gift wrappers in neighborhood book stores and dinner servers for Christmas as well as those who can help assemble holiday food baskets. There’s even a chance to play Santa’s helper, bagging toys and clothing for children. If you love to sing holiday songs, the
Army will be caroling at local nursing homes – no auditions required, just a big heart and a willing voice.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities for this holiday season, call the Salvation Army at 847-866-9770 or stop by the headquarters at 1403 Sherman Ave.

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2 Comments

  1. Nothing too shocking

    They are against abortion but will support someone who has had one.

    They are against homosexuality (and hope they will be celibate) but will offer services to people of any sexual orientation.

    Sounds to me like money donated goes to helping the poor even if they may ‘disapprove’ of some of them..

    I was expecting more controversy here.

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