America's Giving Challenge

causesOur Facebook Cause for The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division just entered in America’s Giving Challenge, which gives us a chance to win 50,000!The great thing about this Challenge is that it doesn’t matter how much you give, but instead how much you do to encourage friends and family to get involved in our cause.To win, between now and November 7th we have to get the most donations to our cause (every person can donate once per day and have it count as a unique donation). We can also win daily awards of up to $1,000 and $500 if we can get the most people to donate in any 24-hour period.All of us have friends on Facebook and MySpace in which we can ask to donate to our cause.As you reach out to your friends be sure to tell them why this cause matters to you.Our cause can be found at: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/103797Let’s win $50,000 for our cause!For more information about America’s Giving Challenge visit: http://www.causes.com?m=e1e9d030

Chicago Bears / Jewel-Osco Coat Drive

bearsButtonThe Chicago Bears and Jewel-Osco request your support during the 21st Annual Chicago Bears/Jewel-Osco “Coat Drive”.Please help deserving families during this holiday season by donating winter coats from October 5th, 2009 through December 4, 2009.Donations will benefit The Salvation Army and public schools in the greater Chicagoland area.For more information and collection locations, please visit: http://www.salarmychicago.org/events/coatdrive.htm

eChange Your Community – Host an Online Red Kettle

dtmg_kettle-animationLooking to do the most good this holiday season?The Salvation Army has an easy way you can help those in need and get your family and friends involved.Host your own Salvation Army Red Kettle online and you can ring your bell virtually during Christmas. You can also gather tons of donations, get others involved, and watch as lives are changed for the better by sending family and friends your personalized link.Visit www.salarmychicago.org/ork to learn more.