The Salvation Army has launched its Red Kettle campaign and now there’s a new way you can donate.
This year, people can use their smartphone and use either Google or Apple pay to donate if you don’t have cash.
Red kettle signs will display smart chips and QR codes that allow shoppers to easily scan the code and make a donation.
“It’s a great new way for people to support the Salvation Army. It helps all the programs we do for people in need. Our homeless programs, our men’s drug and alcohol program, our pathway of hope and youth program. People giving to the Salvation Army helps all year long. Apple pay and Google pay is a great new way to support the Salvation Army,” says Major Donald Tekautz.
The Red Kettle campaign is one of the oldest charitable efforts in the world.
Each year, the campaign raises millions of dollars to give kids toys for Christmas and hope to continue the tradition moving forward.
The donations provide clothes and shelter for the homeless, food for the hungry, after school programs for kids, and other services to the nation’s most vulnerable groups of people.
To learn more about how you can donate to the Red Kettle campaign or Angel Tree program, visit their website.