Community Foundation FVR
Red Kettle Match Day nets $126,221 on Dec. 23
$50,000 match monies combined with $76,221 at the kettles. Thanks to all for the fantastic response!
Foundation for the Fox Valley Region $50,000 match offering helped to set a
record for donations made at The Salvation Army – Fox Cities red kettles on Dec.
Gifts from the public totaled $76,221
at the kettles and when combined with $50,000 totaled $126,221 helping to set a
record for the second highest match day of the year and the second highest history
of The Salvation Army-Fox Cities’ community kettle match program.
thrilled that our donors' gifts helped to spark the community to respond so
generously. It's a heartwarming expression of moving beyond the me to
strengthen the we," said Curt Detjen, President and CEO, Community
Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.
With a theme
of “Move Beyond the Me to Strengthen the We,” the Foundation’s matching dollars
came from 12 different charitable funds that it manages for individuals and
families to offer the $50,000 challenge match to the community.
“A similar $52,500 match offered by the
Community Foundation in 2007 helped to generate a total of $114,907 for the
Appleton Salvation Army,” said Robb Waugus, spokesperson for the Salvation Army. “A national Salvation Army record for a
community based match day was set in 2008 during the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’
red kettle match day that helped to generated close to one-half million dollars
($500,000) for the Salvation Army in the Fox Cities.”
In 2013 the
Salvation Army-Fox Cities offered a total of nine red kettle match days for its
Christmas campaign. The faith-based
social services agency has a $1.2 million dollar Christmas fund-raising goal
for 2013 which includes
kettle donations, direct mail and year-end contributions. It accounts
for up to 60 percent of the local Salvation Army’s operating budget. These
funds provide assistance to thousands of individuals in need this Christmas and
throughout the year. The kettle campaign
ended on the afternoon of Christmas Eve.
are not yet available for annual campaign and donations are still being
interested in making a financial contribution to the Salvation Army may do so
by mailing their checks to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1605, Appleton, WI