The Salvation Army launches Red Box program to provide Christmas dinner to families in need

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The Salvation Army has launched the Red Box program so that the community can help provide Christmas Dinner to families in need.

There are now Red Box trees and Red Box giving stations in Central Ohio where shoppers can sponsor a local family in need. For a $50 donation, The Salvation Army can fill a Red Box with a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, milk, eggs, butter, bread, pie and even a game for the whole family to enjoy and make positive holiday memories.

The Red Boxes are distributed to more than 6,000 Central Ohio families the week before Christmas. 

“There are so many hurting families in this community,” said Major Debra Ashcraft, Area Coordinator for The Salvation Army in Central Ohio. “Removing the stress of how to provide a Christmas dinner for their family is one simple way we can provide comfort and support.”

Anyone interested in supporting the Red Box effort can get a Red Box tag by visiting one of the Red Box Giving Trees or stations. All instructions and details can be found on the back of the Red Box tags. 

Red Box trees and stations can be found at the following locations:

  • Brugger’s Bagels (Dublin and Lane Ave locations)
  • Easton Town Center (in front of the Legoland Discovery Center
  • First Merchant’s Bank branches
  • Lindsay Honda
  • Polaris Fashion Place (near Andrew’s Jewelers)
  • Tee Jaye’s Family Restaurants (all Franklin County locations)
  • The Mall at Tuttle Crossing (near Red Robin)

If you are unable to visit one of these locations, you can still help by visiting their website at

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