(WWTI) – Price Chopper/Market 32 is hosting the Salvation Army’s “Red Kettle” holiday campaign at all 130 of its stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, according to a press release from their public relations firm.

The Salvation Army and Price Chopper/Market 32 have collaborated for more than 35 years in the communities they serve. This year’s campaign will begin on Monday, November 14 and run until Christmas Eve.

“The annual Red Kettle campaign has become integral to the holiday season – both in our stores and in our communities,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services for Price Chopper/Market 32. “Being able to extend ourselves and welcome our community partners in support of friends and neighbors in need is a blessing.”

“The Salvation Army is incredibly thankful for its continuing partnership with Price Chopper and Market 32 stores,” Major Kevin Stoops, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army, Empire State Division said. “Each Christmas season, Salvation Army Red Kettles located in front of these stores raise more than $500,000 which helps The Salvation Army provide food, clothing, and many other services to local families and individuals in need throughout the year. Thank you to our generous partners and donors for helping to make real change happen in the lives of others.”

Last year’s “Red Kettle” campaign at Price Chopper/Market 32 stores raised more than $500,000 in donations, which they say directly benefits communities where the funds were collected by providing food, clothing and services to local families in need.