QUINCY — The Salvation Army's Christmas Campaign ended Sunday, but some funds continue to come in.
Patty Douglas, the Salvation Army's development director, said the Quincy campaign stands at $359,492, about $40,500 short of the $400,000 goal. The Hannibal campaign stands at $92,064. The goal is $100,000.
“We're still getting some donations in by mail and we're still trying to add everything up as those come into the campaign,” Douglas said.
A final announcement on the fund-raising effort will be made within two weeks.
Funds raised through this campaign help provide Christmas food baskets, toys for children, delivery of gifts to nursing homes and shut-ins, and community holiday meals. Donations also support social services programs and services such as the food pantry, rent and utility assistance, life-skills classes, and disaster services. In addition, the Salvation Army has an employment assistance program that provides work clothes, certifications and transportation to people who need help getting a job.
Tax-deductible donations to the Salvation Army can be made by cash, check or charge. People also can call or stop by the Salvation Army at 405 Vermont in Quincy. Donations can also be made by texting DONATEQUINCY or DONATEHANNIBAL to 41444. The charitable IRA rollover also provides another way to support the agency.