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Red kettle shortage leaves some in the cold

Despite a rebounding economic climate, the Salvation Army red kettle collections, sometimes known to provokes some anxiety from passers by, is fairing much worse than previous years.

Tags: Salvation Army , Steve Morris , fundraising , transitional housing

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 09:23am EST

How to handle red-kettle anxiety

As wreaths and laurels pop up in public spaces, so do the Salvation Army bell ringers, standing on street corners and in front of stores, soliciting pedestrians to put donations in the red kettle. Though some might say "guilting" is a better term for it.

Tags: Salvation Army , Brad Reimann , Robert Thomson , anxiety , holiday anxiety , holiday guilt , Paul D. Shinkman

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 10:01am EST

Red Kettle donations see big drop

Donations to the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Drive in the D.C. area are down so far this year, and the charity attributes the drop in part to a cutback on the amount of time bell ringers can spend at one grocery chain.

Tags: Salvation Army National Capital Area Command , Salvation Army , Steve Morris , giant , Giant Food , Jamie Miller , Maj. Steve Morris , Gary Emerling

Saturday - 11/27/2010, 01:15pm EST

Giant's limit on bell ringers could hurt group's fund raising

Giant Food has decided to slash the number of hours and days that Salvation Army bell ringers can be outside of their stores this holiday season, and the group is expecting the change to hurt fund raising efforts for the year.

Tags: Salvation Army , Giant Food

Sunday - 11/14/2010, 11:44am EST