Salvation Army kicks off ‘Giving Tuesday’ donation event
The Salvation Army's "Red Kettle Campaign" fundraiser is fully underway this holiday season, and the organization is hoping to get a lot of donations on "Giving Tuesday."
Members of the Salvation Army have set up at Newark Penn Station to get donations from travelers.
A 10-piece brass band has been set up, and children from Newark's Boys and Girls Club will be singing Christmas Carols to entice donations.
The Red kettle campaign began in San Francisco in 1891 as a fundraiser by a Salvation Army captain. It has grown into one of the most recognizable and important charitable campaigns in the United States.
The Salvation Army hopes to raise $2.3 million during the campaign to support the various services the organization provides. Eighty-two cents of every dollar the Salvation Army spends is used to support those services.