The Andersons to match red kettle funds raised Dec. 12-14Written by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Bell ringers with red kettles are a familiar sight around the holidays. Those who give to The Salvation Army of Northwest Ohio can make their dollars stretch even further by making their donation at The Andersons on Dec. 12-14.
For every $1 deposited into the kettles at its three Toledo area locations on Dec. 12-14, The Andersons will donate $3 in gift cards to The Salvation Army, up to $150,000.
The three locations are 530 Illinois Ave. in Maumee, 4701 Talmadge Road in Toledo and 7638 Sylvania Ave. in Sylvania. The Andersons is also offering the match at its two Columbus locations.
“We have been blessed this year and want to share our bounty with our neighbors in the Toledo and Columbus communities,” said The Andersons CEO Mike Anderson in a news release. “Obviously we cannot make special gifts of this magnitude every year, but when the opportunity presents itself to provide it sure feels good, especially at this time of year.”
The matching funds will help The Salvation Army make up for a shortfall in collections since the later-than-usual Thanksgiving means fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas to collect the funds needed to meet community needs, according to a news release.
“In order to maximize this opportunity, Red Kettle collections need to reach $50,000 at The Andersons over these three days,” said Capt. Kevin Zanders, who serves as area coordinator of The Salvation Army in Northwest Ohio along with his wife, Capt. Tawny Cowen-Zanders, in the release. “We are hoping that the community will recognize this opportunity and make an effort to donate on these days at these locations.”
“It is an incredible way to maximize your donation,” Cowen-Zanders said in an email. “A $5 donation will turn into a $20 donation.”
Donations raised through The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign, including the matched funds from The Andersons, will be used to help local families in need this holiday season and throughout the year, according to the release.
For more information, visit www.salvationarmynwohio.org.