Indianapolis – As of Friday, December 23, The Salvation Army was at 52% of its annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign goal. Although the iconic red kettles are no longer out at area stores, there are still many ways you can make a donation:

  • Make a gift online at or by visiting our mobile donation page HERE
  • Make a gift on your mobile device by texting “HOOSIER” to 41444
  • Mail your gift to The Salvation Army, 3100 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
  • Make a corporate or major gift by contacting Duke Haddad at 317-697-6839 or [email protected]

Donations made to the Christmas Campaign help people like Jenna, a young mom who sought refuge at The Salvation Army’s Ruth Lilly Women and Children’s Center in downtown Indianapolis. Jenna and her two sons had escaped a domestic violence situation with almost nothing to their names and little hope for the future. The Salvation Army provided more than food and safe shelter. They also helped Jenna restart her life by enrolling in school, finding a job, and saving money for the first time.

The Salvation Army hoped to raise a little more than $1 million at their 175 red kettle locations around central Indiana, but fell short by more than $250,000. “We’re very grateful for every donation made at our kettles this year. We fell short, but we know this is a generous and caring community. This is an opportunity for local individuals, businesses, foundations and organizations to make a donation and help those in need in our community through the programs of The Salvation Army,” says Major Bob Webster, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army in Indiana.

Anyone making a gift before January 1, 2017 will receive a receipt and may be eligible for a 2016 tax deduction. Whether you can give $10 or make a larger, transformable gift, every donation will help The Salvation Army serve our community in efficient and impactful ways.