Monday, December 1, 2014

The Salvation Army Celebrates Giving Tuesday With A Two-for-One Match

Tomorrow marks the third annual Giving Tuesday, a movement to create a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season.

Thanks to the generosity of several anonymous donors, online gifts made to The Salvation Army in Kansas City will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $20,0000, on Giving Tuesday, December 2.

"Giving Tuesday makes it easy for those who would like to give back to help The Salvation Army serve families and individuals in need in our community,”  said Major Evie Diaz, divisional commander for The Salvation Army in Kansas City.  "This year, the holiday season is five days shorter which means donations are critical. We encourage everyone to take part tomorrow and double their gift by going to and click on the Giving Tuesday link.

The Salvation Army’s 2014 Christmas Campaign goal is $11 million.

All donations to the organization during the Christmas season support a wide variety of programs and services year-round, including homeless assistance, feeding programs, veterans services, emergency assistance, disaster services, senior and youth programming and more.