Mom: Red Kettle-funded school program is family


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Ever dropped change in a Salvation Army Red Kettle and wondered where it goes?

One place is a yearlong after-school program for children who attend Living Stones Christian Academy. The Grand Rapids school buses children to the Fulton Heights Salvation Army, located at 1235 E. Fulton Street. While there, children are given a healthy snack, get help with their homework, take part in crafts and activities and of course, play in the gym.

Jane Piccolo is a single mom who says the after-school program is more than that — it’s family.

Piccolo says the program gave her peace of mind, knowing her two sons were in a safe environment while she worked two jobs. 

Maj. Heather Holman says the program would not be possible without the generous support the Salvation Army receives during the holidays through its Red Kettles. You can also help by donating online via The Salvation Army’s website.

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