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The organizations red kettle campaign is down $40,000 from this time last year, according to the Northwest Indiana Times.
Major Robert Buttrey says the organization raised $648,383 through December 18th, that's 63% of the season's goal.
The annual red kettle campaign begins October 1 and continues through January 30.
The money raised helps give children in need toys for the holiday. So far this season, 6,800 children received gifts.
Donations can be mailed to The Salvation Army, 8225 Columbia Ave., Munster, IN 46321.