The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign outside of storefronts ended on Christmas Eve, but people still can donate and help their community.
Online donations give donors an additional option for supporting Salvation Army programs and services year round, a news release said.
"Many of those in our communities - our friends, neighbors, relatives never thought that they would need the assistance of The Salvation Army. But these are not typical times," Maj. Donald Hostetler, divisional commander of the Empire State Division of The Salvation Army, said in the release. "In times like these, the need is increasing - to provide food, shelter and compassion."
While the visible kettles are gone, donations can still be made:
Red Kettle donations are used throughout the year to help provide vital services such as food, shelter, utility assistance, after school programs, counseling, youth and senior programs, disaster aid and so much more.