Saturday, January 2, 2021

 The Salvation Army still working on Christmas Campaign Goal

The Salvation Army of Livingston County’s Christmas Campaign is its largest fundraising effort each year and these donations support year-round programs. The campaign’s fundraising goal for the 2020 season is $385,000, to be raised from November 1st through January 31st. To date, the campaign has not yet hit their goal and still seeks to raise over $99,500.

The Christmas fund-raiser helps The Salvation Army with services such as shelter and utility assistance. It also helps with Pathway of Hope; a program that mentors, councils and educates families along with providing connections to resources and services putting them on the path to regain self-sufficiency.

“Meeting the goal is especially important this year. Due to Covid, our fundraisers that were allowed, brought in less than half the normal fund and our huge annual Car Show fundraiser was canceled,” noted Lt. Robert Leach “This event typically brings in over $17,000 that day, so it made an impact on our overall budget. Without these funds, services and programs may have to be altered. We want to meet people’s needs to their fullest. Especially this year with the added increase in need due to the pandemic.”

With only 4 weeks remaining, The Salvation Army of Livingston County is reaching out to the community for help. Donations can still be made several ways: · Online at

    · Via US mail – P.O. Box 647, Howell MI 48844

    · Dropped off at the Corps - 503 Lake Street, Howell, MI 48844

    · Hosting a Virtual Kettle,

Monetary donations may be brought in to: The Salvation Army; 503 Lake Street; Howell, MI 48844 during business hours Monday- Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm. To learn more about what The Salvation Army of Livingston County does please visit or call April Dertian at 517-295-4344.

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