This weekend, the Topeka Salvation Army will make a push toward its goal of $285,000. Donors can double their impact with every $20 bill they drop in Salvation Army Red Kettle, which will be matched up to $5,000 thanks to an anonymous donor.
The challenge will take place on Saturday, December 3rd at every single red kettle in Topeka. Only physical $20 bills will count towards the match total, $5,000. $20 bills are needed to meet the whole match available.
“We want people to know they can make a difference this holiday season,” Corps Officer Cristian Lopez said. “This match is a way for one person’s $20 bill to be doubled in value in their community.”
The money donated during the Red Kettle season, which runs until Christmas Eve, will go to helping families in need by providing meals for the holiday, gifts under the tree, and payment assistance for rent and utilities.
“The need people in Topeka are facing this year is greater than we’ve experienced in our lifetimes,” Corps Officer Lopez said. “We’re asking everyone to please find a few minutes on Saturday, find a kettle location near them, and make that donation that can help a family struggling in this crisis.”