The Salvation Army now offering digital donation capabilities through ‘Kettle Pay’

As America moves toward becoming a cashless society, The Salvation Army is making it easier for donors to give back during the Christmas season by making a gift with Apple Pay or Google Pay at the iconic Red Kettles.

The Salvation Army has placed smart chips and QR codes on Red Kettle signs allowing shoppers to simply “bump” or scan their phones to make a digital donation.

Shoppers will be directed to a custom donation page that accepts Apple or Google payment options. The funds will then be distributed to local Salvation Army units based on the donor’s billing ZIP code and an email receipt will be provided. “Kettle Pay makes it even easier for donors to join The Salvation Army’s Fight for Good,” says Captain Ken Chapman, area commander for The Salvation Army in Orange and Osceola Counties. “It provides an opportunity for people to fight for those in our community who are experiencing poverty by raising money for programs that feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and provide Christmas gifts for families in need.”

Now in its 129th year, The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is one of the oldest and largest charitable campaigns in the world. Each holiday season, the campaign raises millions of dollars across the country to provide vital programs and services throughout the year.

Donations are accepted at Red Kettles found on street corners and in front of stores in Orlando and Kissimmee, online at, or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

For more information about the Red Kettle Campaign or any other Salvation Army program, please call 407-423-8581 or visit