The Boise Downtown Rotary Club and two anonymous donors are helping the local Salvation Army office finish their annual Red Kettle Season for Salvation Army with full coffers.
On Friday, Dec. 23 and Saturday, Dec. 24, the donors will match each $20, $50 or $100 bill given at a red kettle anywhere in Ada County up to a total of $8,000.
Kettle donations are slow this year, said Salvation Army Director of Development Hillary Betz, making the matching grants all the more appreciated.
A $20 donation would typically help a family with groceries for about three days. The match it will help them for almost a week, according to the Salvation Army.
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Betz said the donations will stay local. In addition to food, the money will pay for shelter, education programs and more for the 38,000 Ada County residents who seek services each year.