Red Kettle

A young girl makes her donation at one of the more than 140 kettle sites throughout central Indiana.

Christmas has come and gone, but the familiar sites and sounds of the Red Kettle will remain through New Year’s Eve.  Although The Salvation Army’s Tree of Lights campaign will continue until the end of January, the annual fundraising effort is running about 10% behind from previous years.  With only 59% of the $3.2 million goal raised so far, there’s still a long way to go.

In addition to the Red Kettles there are other ways to make a donation and this is the perfect opportunity for those looking for that year end tax deduction.

Donate online and get a tax receipt via email minutes after your donation.  Mail a check to The Salvation Army, 3100 North Meridian Street, Indianpolis, IN 46208.  You can also call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to make a credit card donation.  A receipt will be mailed to your home. 

Meeting the $3.2 million goal is critical to the Army’s ability to meet needs in 2012.  Last year, with the help of donors like you, The Salvation Army served 2.1 million meals and provided 96,000 safe nights of shelter to those in need right here in central Indiana.  The Army has seen a steady increase in request for service and expects that trend to continue in 2012.  In order to assure that those needs are met, The Salvation Army must meet its goal.