Sisters, Jennifer Carpenter, left and Jessica Washburn dropped some money in the kettle staffed by Matt Maynard, a seasonal worker for the Salvation Army outside the Big Lots at Hamburg Pavilion in Lexington, Ky., on Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010. Salvation Army kettle donations are down by about $20,000 from this time last year. The sisters try and donate at every ringer they pass. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff
Sisters, Jennifer Carpenter, left and Jessica Washburn dropped some money in the kettle staffed by Matt Maynard, a seasonal worker for the Salvation Army outside the Big Lots at Hamburg Pavilion in Lexington, Ky., on Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010. Salvation Army kettle donations are down by about $20,000 from this time last year. The sisters try and donate at every ringer they pass. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff
Sisters, Jennifer Carpenter, left and Jessica Washburn dropped some money in the kettle staffed by Matt Maynard, a seasonal worker for the Salvation Army outside the Big Lots at Hamburg Pavilion in Lexington, Ky., on Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010. Salvation Army kettle donations are down by about $20,000 from this time last year. The sisters try and donate at every ringer they pass. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff

Salvation Army, other charities find giving is down

December 10, 2010 12:00 AM