Letter: Kettle donations benefit Conley Outreach services

By on November 11, 2010

Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this December throughout the Kaneland/Big Rock area. Conley Outreach of Elburn, the local Salvation Army representative, together with local scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church groups and Community Care Team volunteers will collect donations on Saturday mornings 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 or other necessities. Because of the current economic conditions, this money has been depleted. The Christmas Kettles enable Conley Outreach to raise additional money to replenish this fund. All the money donated in area kettles on Saturday will stay in the local Salvation Army fund. All local kettles have a sign stating that the money stays in the Kaneland/Big Rock area. Since July, more than 30 families have received assistance from this fund. Many more need help.

Please consider making a donation in one of the kettles this month. Donations may also be sent to Conley Outreach/Salvation Army Fund, .P.O. Box 931 Elburn IL 60119. If you have a group that would like to staff the kettles one Saturday, contact Carol Alfrey at (630) 365-2880.

Carol Alfrey
Executive Director
Conley Outreach Community Service