A Final Push For Tree Of Lights Campaign

The Salvation Army’s annual Tree of Lights Campaign is winding down in Peoria.

This week is the final push for the campaign that funds all of the Corps’ programs throughout the year.

Spokesperson Rich Draeger says to date, the Salvation Army has raised $1,478,266, or about 77-percent of their goal.

“We do have a couple of business asks out there. So, there is certainly a possibility of a couple sizeable donations,” said Draeger.

The Salvation Army’s goal for the Tree of Lights Campaign is $1,920,000.

The Tree of Lights Campaign ends Friday night with a Community Thank You Celebration at 5:30 p.m., at the offices of Heyl Royster at 300 Hamilton Blvd. in downtown Peoria.

Draeger says once the campaign wraps, they’ll know whether they’ve reached their ‘need amount’ for the year.

“We’ll sit back and see where we are, and decide what changes we need to make if any, or revisions in programming, probably over the next two weeks,” said Draeger.

The public can still donate by mailing a check to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1468, Peoria, Illinois, 61655, stopping by the Corps downtown headquarters at 401 N.E. Adams St., or onlineĀ HERE through Friday.

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