BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) — The Salvation Army kicked off its holiday season Saturday with an event at the Southern Park Mall.
The Salvation Army got a big jump start on the holiday season with a $2,000 check from the Haus Auto Group.
“We want to make sure every child gets something for Christmas. When we raise money, it doesn’t just go for Christmas — it goes for year-round — but we use a lot of that to make sure kids have a good Christmas,” said Salvation Army Maj. Paul Moore. “We want to take of the children, make sure they’re a priority. We have a lot of parents struggling, so we want to take care of the kids.”
Moore says this year, they’ve set a goal $150,000 for the Red Kettle Drive, and they want to raise $15,000 for the toy drive.