Austin Salvation Army band in international video montage

The Salvation Army International Headquarters produced a compilation video of Salvation Army music groups around the world playing “O Little Town of Bethlehem” to the tune of “Met in Thee”. Of course the Live Music Capital of the world was included. The Austin Salvation Army band from the Citadel Corps is the second group featured, and the only one from the United States.

Volunteer of the Month – Ben Kazda

Ben Kazda - Volunteer of the Month Banner

It’s More Than a Tip

Ben Kazda challenges all of his bartender and service industry friends to donate your tips and raise money for The Salvation Army or other charity. And he’ll be at The Dig Pub in Cedar Park, Texas, on December 8th by donating all his tips to The Salvation Army Austin for Christmas gifts for teens living in emergency shelters. Help him reach his goal of $5,000!

Last year Ben raised $3,800. The bar was packed with people and his goal was $1,500. Volunteering his talents and giving to charity is something near and dear to Ben because of the way he grew up. He would like to see other people come out and do the same thing this year.

Thank you Ben for wanting to help teenager’s in need of a fulfilling Christmas and making that dream come true.

Randall’s In-Store Kettle Campaign



The miracle of Christmas is repeated each year through the joy of caring and sharing. You can help make this holiday season brighter for someone less fortunate by donating to The Salvation Army at your neighborhood Randalls’ stores. Simply scan your Red Kettle donation as you check out! Thank you for joining us in Doing the Most Good.


Today is Giving Tuesday!

#GivingTuesday - The Salvation Army Austin

After remembering all there is to be thankful for and braving black Friday sales and cyber Monday deals to find gifts for our loved ones, today we can be a part of a growing tradition of generosity – Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is a global campaign dedicated to giving back during the holiday season.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Last Christmas,  The Salvation Army provided gifts to 6,800 children through Angel Tree. We also provided special holiday meals for hundreds of people. The Salvation Army is the largest provider of basic needs services – including food and safe shelter – to those experiencing homelessness in the Austin area.

Money donated in Austin, stays in Austin. Your generosity helped us serve more than 400,000 people in 2015. That means your donation could help impact the lives of 1,100 people in the Austin area per day.

How to Give

Donate now, or drop your donation into one of our Red Kettles from now through Christmas Eve at stores across Williamson and Travis counties. Tell us why you’re giving to the Salvation Army today on Facebook or Twitter, and use the hashtag #GivingTuesday.