ELBURN—Look for red Salvation Army Christmas kettles this December throughout the Kaneland-Big Rock area.
Conley Outreach (the local Salvation Army Service Extension representative), together with local Scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church groups and community care team volunteers, will collect donations on Saturdays and the days leading up to Christmas outside various local businesses.
Every year, Conley Outreach receives about $3,500 from the Salvation Army Metropolitan Division to help needy families pay for rent, heat, food, clothing and other necessities. Because of the current economic conditions, this money is depleted quickly. The Christmas kettles enable Conley Outreach to raise additional money and replenish the fund. One hundred percent of all the money donated in area kettles on Saturdays will stay in the local Salvation Army fund, and all local kettles have a sign stating that the money stays in the Kaneland-Big Rock area. This past year, over 50 families received assistance from this fund. Many more families need help.
Consider making a donation when you are out shopping this month. Donations can also be sent to Conley Outreach/Salvation Army Fund, PO Box 931 Elburn IL 60119. If you have a group that would like to staff the kettles one Saturday morning in either Sugar Grove or Elburn, contact Carol Alfrey at (630) 365-2880.