This year’s charity was the inspirational Salvation Army, and on select evenings we have had bell ringers, and throughout the show, we have had a Coats for Kids box in our lobby. Of course, the Salvation Army was a natural fit as a partner for another reason – because anybody who’s seen this year’s production knows that the Salvation Army’s iconic red kettle is featured predominantly in our show (thanks to a very receptive Lancaster Salvation Army).
As our Christmas Show ran on, we started to discuss ways that we could further help the great cause that is the Salvation Army. So, like Santa’s elves in his workshop, we started tinkering with that idea, and with a few phone calls to our nearby Burlington Coat Factory, we secured 100 brand new coats to be donated directed to the Salvation Army’s Coats for Kids campaign.
Today, two days before Christmas, the coats were picked up by a Salvation Army van en route to folks that need them most. See the picture below for our Office Administrator, Lisa Kane, and myself moving one of the two racks of coats to the Salvation Army’s van.
Our President, Jim Martin, had the following to say “AMT has been a longtime supporter of Salvation Army, and all of us at American Music Theatre feel privileged to participate in providing local children with something so essential as warm coats. We have been blessed in so many ways, and it is our joy in passing that blessing on to others in the Lancaster community.”