FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Local business Hanning and Bean Enterprises is pledging to match all donations to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle, up to $125,000, through the end of the year.

That’s according to a media release from the Salvation Army, which called the donation a dollar-for-dollar match. Anyone can still give to the Red Kettle campaign through Christmas Eve, but all donations will be matched through Dec. 31.

Currently, the Salvation Army is at $81,720 of its $233,000 goal.

““Reaching our goal ensures The Salvation Army continues to serve the community throughout the year,” expressed Kenyon Sivels, corps officer of The Salvation Army.  “With this match, we are very excited to see what happens.”

But the match isn’t the only generosity the Salvation Army received.

According to Sivels, they were $10,00 short of gifts for ‘Angel Tree,’ their initiative to get gifts for families of children who can’t afford them.

Sivels told Wane 15 on Sunday nights that Friends of All Kinds Logistics located on Main Street donated the $10,000 needed to fulfill the project.

Distribution of the presents bought for Angel Tree begins on Monday, the 18th.

With Angel Tree filled Sivels said that the attention is back on the Red Kettle Campaign.

“There’s plenty of time for people to go sign up and ring,” said Sivels. “With kids starting to get out of school what a way to spend family time.”

Anyone can drop a donation in a red kettle while they are out, or they can make cashless donations at the kettles by simply scanning the QR code on the kettle sign.

Also, donations can be made online at or they can be dropped off at The Salvation Army at 2901 N Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805.