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$20 Bill Challenge Returns!


Every $20 Bill Worth Double at Red Kettles Thanks to Challenge Match

By the Salvation Army


HUTCHINSON, Kan. (Dec. 2, 2023) — The Salvation Army’s $20 Bill Challenge returns to the Reno County community this weekend thanks the generous support of local donors putting up a $5,500 challenge to match every $20 bill dropped in a Red Kettle on Saturday, December 2. In addition, The Salvation Army would like to expand that challenge to the other remaining 2 Saturdays during the Red Kettle campaign if other donors would like to take part.

The challenge serves two purposes, increase awareness about the iconic Red Kettles that will be out at Hutchison retailers now through Christmas Eve, and raise additional funds to support The Salvation Army’s programs designed to support Reno County families in need. “This year we’ve already helped about 800 families with Dillon’s gift cards for Thanksgiving through our partnership with Project Concern, we have additional families who have signed up for Christmas food baskets, and over 1000 children who will receive toys.”

“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of the donors who want to challenge the community to join them in support of our families,” Major Paul James said. “The $20 Bill Challenge is a fun way for our donors to get involved by dropping a $20 bill into a Red Kettle.”

Only $20 Bills count toward the challenge, so any other combination of bills adding up to 20 dollars won’t work. The bills must have Andrew Jackson’s portrait on them. Donors can help meet the challenge match by dropping their 20’s in any one of The Salvation Army’s 13 Red Kettle locations across Reno County, including the three in downtown Hutchison.

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps nearly 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite
Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information about the Kansas and Western Missouri Division, visit Follow us on Twitter: @SalArmyMoKan and #DoingTheMostGood.