Letter: Salvation Army kettle collection a huge success

By on January 16, 2014

Thanks to your overwhelming generosity, over $7,700 was raised this holiday season in the area Salvation Army kettles. As other groups are reporting decreases, this community has shattered its previous giving record by over $1,500.

Conley Outreach Community Services serves as the Salvation Army extension site for the Kaneland area. Each fall we receive just under $3,000 from the Metropolitan Division to help area needy families. This money is used to pay for rent, heat, food, clothing or other necessities. Because of the current economic conditions, this money has already been spent. The Christmas kettles enable Conley Outreach to raise additional money to replenish this fund. All the money collected in our area kettles stay in the Kaneland area to help local families.

Many thanks to the local scout troops, sports teams, church groups, school children, civic organizations, families and individuals who braved sub-zero weather to ring the bells. Special thanks to the Elburn and Sugar Grove Jewel stores, Hill’s Country Store and Ream’s Elburn Market for allowing us to have kettles outside their businesses this year. Because of your help, we will be able to help many more families in the coming months.

Carol Werdin Alfrey
Conley Outreach Community Services