The Salvation Army of Hamilton has launched its holiday Red Kettle fundraising campaign and is hoping to help more families this holiday season.
The Hamilton Corps of the Salvation Army has registered 400 families for Christmas assistance, according to Major Persi Sanclemente.
“That represents almost 1,200 children that will receive a new coat and toys … through the Angel Tree Program,” she said.
Children who are recipients of Angel Tree gifts are from families who have applied for Christmas assistance through the social services program of The Salvation Army.
During the application process, the clothing sizes and special needs of the children are determined and written on the application and then transferred to paper “angels” along with the child’s first name, age and sex, according to Sanclemente.
The Salvation Army hopes to receive $150,000 through this year’s Red Kettle Campaign.
On Wednesday, Nov. 22, The Salvation Army will be serving an early Thanksgiving dinner to individuals less fortunate in the community.
On Thursday the organization will be giving prepared turkeys to be served at the Community Dinner, which will be held at Zion Lutheran Church.
On Sunday, it will serve an after-Thanksgiving Sunday dinner at 3:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army.