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Dancing bell ringers

Putting the ‘fun’ in Christmas fundraising

Here are just a few examples of how our supporters helped put the “fun” in fundraising during the 2016 Christmas season...

January 13, 2017 | Stories

Vikings players at Harbor Light

Vikings spread holiday cheer at Harbor Light

Several Minnesota Vikings players, cheerleaders and Viktor the Viking are hosting a holiday meet and greet for residents at The Harbor Light Center...

December 28, 2016 | Stories

We're anticipating what next year will hold

Your year-end gift writes the story of help for 2017

Now that Christmas is over, we're anticipating what next year will hold. The Salvation Army will continue to provide...

December 27, 2016 | Stories

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Donating stock or IRA funds = big tax savings

Many of our donors are surprised to know they can also give stock, mutual funds, and IRA funds. Making these types of donations is easy, and all of them feature excellent tax benefits.

December 26, 2016 | Stories

Dropping $5 in a red kettle

The Salvation Army needs your ‘high five’

With donations trailing, we're asking you to help out by giving your high five. It could be five dollars, five tens, or maybe you bring five friends to donate at a kettle...

December 21, 2016 | Stories

Child places a dollar bill in a red kettle

Donations down $2.3 million across Minn., N.D.

With just twelve days left in The Salvation Army's Christmas Campaign, donations are down significantly - about $2.3 million - across the Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota and North Dakota when compared to this time last year...

December 19, 2016 | Press Releases

Anthony Raj

Volunteer chooses giving over mourning

Anthony Raj Sr. could have spent Dec. 12 mourning the loss of his son. Instead, he chose to celebrate him...

December 19, 2016 | Featured

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North Dakota prisoners make, donate crafts

Ten prisoners at the James River Correctional Center in Jamestown, N.D., have created handmade crafts that The Salvation Army is distributing as Christmas presents to local families in need in nearby Valley City...

December 15, 2016 | Stories

Ashley Smaller, Pathway of Hope participant

St. Paul mom finds path to opening her own bakery

As a busy mom to four children, Ashley Smaller has always worked hard and hoped to inspire her children...

December 9, 2016 | Stories

Michael Winterringer

No joke: Bell ringer’s last name is Winterringer

A 45-year-old man in Grand Rapids, Minn., is scheduled to ring bells in the cold and snow for more than 200 hours this Christmas season. Incredibly, the man’s last name is none other than …

December 8, 2016 | Stories

Salvation Army kettle

Here’s how your kettle donations add up

When you volunteer to bell ring or give at a red kettle, you help improve, and even save lives. The money dropped in a kettle goes right back into your local community...

December 5, 2016 | Stories

Bob Kipples portrait

Five burning questions for bell ringing firefighter

St. Paul firefighter Bob Kipples explains the connection between firefighters and The Salvation Army, why he supports us and – on a separate note – whether he has ever rescued a puppy from a burning building...

December 2, 2016 | Stories

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