Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign
WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
JACKSON, Tenn.-Christmas may still be more than a month away, but the season of giving is upon us.
The Salvation Army's collection kettle's are out at the Old Hickory Mall.
Bell ringers will be stationed in front of JC Penney and Macy's and throughout the city in the coming days.
Friday night, the organization kicked off its "Red Kettle" campaign.
Organizers said the majority of their donations come from this effort, which raised more than $150,000, but this year, they hope to top that figure.
"The money that comes into the kettle, first it pays for Christmas. And once Christmas is done, it goes into our general operating fund and we're able to use that money to help with utility bills, with rent, and we hope to go as far as into March and April with this money," said Major Jayne Brewster of the Salvation Army.
The Red Kettle drive will last through Christmas Eve.