The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay Falls Short of 2019 Christmas Campaign Goal

Feb 10, 2020

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The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay Falls Short of 2019 Christmas Campaign Goal 

For immediate release February 10, 2020


GREEN BAY - The final total from The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay’s 2019 Christmas Campaign is in, and the organization has fallen short of their $1.335 million goal. On the final collection day, January 31, the campaign had reached 93% of the goal, leaving a shortage of $95,000.

“We give thanks to the community for helping us get to this point,” said Major Matt O’Neil, Area Coordinator. “Sadly, we fell short of our goal, however we intend to do everything we can to minimize the impact on the clients we serve.”

Money collected during the Christmas Campaign accounts for 60% of the annual fundraising budget. “These funds directly support services that provide hope and healing to thousands here in Greater Green Bay,” said O’Neil. “$95,000 is a significant deficit, but fortunately there are still opportunities to make up for the shortfall through individual donations and upcoming events.”

Although the Christmas Campaign is the biggest and most visible fundraiser for the organization, the fundraising doesn’t stop after Christmas. The Salvation Army's fiscal year runs through September. Those who would like to make a donation can do so online at www.sagreenbay.org , by mailing a check to The Salvation Army, 626 Union Court, Green Bay, WI 54303 or by contacting Jeanne Stangel, Director of Development, at jeanne.stangel@usc.salvationarmy.org.

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The Salvation Army, part of the universal Christian church, fosters an environment that improves self-sufficiency, provides hope and offers programs and services for wellness in all areas of life. We serve all who come to us and meet human needs in His name without discrimination. For more information and to donate visit sagreenbay.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Connect with us on Facebook


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