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Christmas fundraising season blasts off

The Christmas fundraising season is officially underway in the Twin Cities. Here's how you can help support The Salvation Army....

November 20, 2017 |

Prison Toy Lift connects kids, parents at Christmas

For more than 35 years Operation Toy Lift has kept incarcerated parents connected to their kids. Joe Partyka says the program gave him hope, and now he's giving back...

November 20, 2017 |

Ever wonder where The Salvation Army red kettle got its start?

The red kettle has been an American icon for 127 years. From Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, the ubiquitous buckets can be found outside thousands of storefronts in small towns and big cities across the country. Here's how it all started...

November 16, 2017 |

Free Thanksgiving meals throughout Minn., N.D.

The Salvation Army invites you to a free Thanksgiving dinner at any of 14 locations in the Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota, and North Dakota. All are welcome and no registration is required. In addition to Thanksgiving Day meals, a number of locations will serve hot meals in the days leading up to or after Thanksgiving. Twin Cities All Thanksgiving Day meals i…

November 10, 2017 |

Trans-Siberian Orchestra concerts to benefit The Salvation Army

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is returning to St. Paul for two spectacular shows at the Xcel Energy Center on Saturday, Dec. 30 at 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. The presenting radio station, KOOL108, has arranged for a portion of every ticket sold to benefit The Salvation Army...

November 9, 2017 |

Rock the Red Kettle with Kat Perkins: Free concert

Get a front row seat to our free Rock the Red Kettle concert. Local singer Kat Perkins, a semifinalist on season six of The Voice, will perform Christmas favorites from 7-8:30 p.m...

November 9, 2017 |

Wear red and help us ‘Red Out’ the Twin Cities

Pull out your red shirts, red ties, and anything else you own that's red. You could help house someone for a night simply by wearing red on Friday, Dec. 8...

November 9, 2017 |

Grand Meander family event to include donation double in St. Paul

Grand Meander is a family-favorite holiday celebration with food, shopping and entertainment, including Santa, trolley rides, Christmas carolers, a tree lighting ceremony and much more...

November 9, 2017 |

Ringing with the Wild

Support The Salvation Army, while also supporting the Minnesota Wild. Red kettles will be out at the entrances before games on Nov. 24 and 30, and Dec. 12, 14 and 16, helping raise funds to fight poverty in the Twin Cities...

November 9, 2017 |

Justin Morneau’s Winter Warm-Up Coat Drive

Donate new or gently used winter coats at FAN HQ (Ridgedale Center and Eden Prairie Center) between Oct. 27 - Dec. 9 and you could meet baseball all-star and former Twins player, Justin Morneau...

November 9, 2017 |

Celebrity bell ringing at Mall of America

Local TV and radio personalities, mascots, Minnesota pageant royalty, and other celebrities will be ringing bells on Friday, Dec. 16 inside the Mall of America Rotunda...

November 9, 2017 |

Twin Cities Toy Shop registration opens, toys needed

The Salvation Army expects to serve 23,000 children at its Toy Shops this year, registration is open and toy donations are needed...

November 8, 2017 |

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