Indiana’s poverty rate is 16.3 percent according to the 2010 census. For children, it’s 26.3 percent. Last year, the Salvation Army was able provide homes for 27 families and 10 individuals through its low-income housing program at the Barton Center Apartments in Indianapolis.
Want to know how your business and employees can help improve the lives of needy families in your community?
It’s simple, quick and easy. Just register your business to participate in The Salvation Army’s Christmas in July.
All contributions from Christmas in July go to local Salvation Army programs and services that provide help and hope to families and individuals affected by crisis, poverty, hunger, isolation and troubled relationships.
The options are limited only to your own creativity. Of course we have a couple programs already set up:
• Casual For A Cause
Whether it’s dressing up or dressing down, a change in the dress code can be fun. Why stop there! Have a theme day like western, Hawaiian or even 80’s prom. Employees set a donation amount and make a contribution to participate.
• Donate A Dollar
Businesses ask customers if they would like to donate a dollar or more to help the community. If a donation is made, the customer gets to write his or her name on a paper kettle that can be displayed.
• Catch an Indianapolis Indians game
On July 26, the Indianapolis Indians will host a Salvation Army Night. The Salvation Army will receive half the proceeds from all tickets we sell.
• Create a unique event of your own
The Salvation Army encourages businesses to think of creative ways and events to raise money on their own. Ideas include ice cream socials, car washes and bake sales.