Continuing their annual holiday tradition, The Salvation Army Santa Monica Corps is partnering with Old Navy to provide dozens of local children in need with free clothes in the form of a gift card shopping spree. The event, which will take place on Monday, November 19, will start at 8 a.m. at the Old Navy Store at the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica.

The event will also be supported by volunteers from the Santa Monica Police and Fire Department, and other local volunteers. The recipients will be children from the Santa Monica-Malibu School District and The Salvation Army Westwood Transitional Village. Some of these children come from homes that have been affected by the recent California wildfires. Each of the pre-selected participants will receive a $100 gift card and a 10% discount to buy new clothing, shoes, and more. The event marks the beginning of Red Kettle season in Santa Monica. The red kettle, an iconic Christmas fundraiser, will benefit local Salvation Army food programs, homeless shelters and holiday assistance for those in need.

For information on The Salvation Army Santa Monica and volunteering, please contact Lieutenant Chris Wikle or Lieutenant Erin Wikle at (310) 451-1358 or visit

Submitted by Justin Pansacola


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