Letter: Conley Outreach and Salvation Army bring Christmas kettles to area

By on November 17, 2011

Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this December throughout the Kaneland/Big Rock area. Conley Outreach, the local Salvation Army representative, together with local scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church groups and Community Care Team volunteers, will be collecting donations on Saturdays and the days just before 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 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. One-hundred percent of all the money donated in area kettles on Saturday will stay in our local Salvation Army fund. All local kettles have a sign stating that the money stays in the Kaneland/Big Rock area. This past year over 50 families have received assistance from this fund. Many more need help.

Please 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, contact Carol Alfrey at (630) 365-2880.

Carol Werdin Alfrey
Executive Director
Conley Outreach Community Services