ST. CHARLES – The Salvation Army Tri City Corps is encouraging donors to drop a twenty dollar bill into the red kettles today as part of Giving Tuesday, according to a news release.
The mascot for the Kane County Cougars, Ozzie T. Cougar, will ring the bell at Blue Goose Market from 11 a.m. to noon.
“Twenty dollars has the ability to make a lasting impact in the fight for good — it can be used to purchase a coat for a shivering child or or a meal for a family of four”, Leora Conway-Moreno, Salvation Army development director, said in the release. “To a struggling mom, that twenty dollars symbolizes hope. She now knows that her child will be in a safe and caring environment because that week’s after school program tuition is paid for by you — the generous donor.”
The public is encouraged to come out to Blue Goose, meet Ozzie, and make a donation to the Red Kettle, the release stated.
Volunteers are still needed to ring bells this Christmas season. Sign up to bellring at www.registertoring.com. All proceeds support local Salvation Army programming in the Tri-Cities and Central Kane County including but not limited to: holiday assistance, after school care, day camp, health and education classes, client choice food pantry and emergency assistance, the release stated.