Tis the season for red kettles and the Salvation Army is changing how you can donate.

You know it's happened to you. You go to the mall to go Christmas shopping and you see one of the famous red kettles looking for donations for Salvation Army. You know the great things the organization has done and want to help but you don't have any cash. The Salvation Army is adding a new way to help.

The Salvation Army is going to be adding NFC tags to their kettles this year so that you can use Apple Pay and Google Pay to donate, according to CBS 6. Leaders have noticed fewer people are carrying cash. They've tried credit card readers in the past but it was too difficult.

When you come across a red kettle, "hold your phone up to the Apple Pay or Google Pay tag on the sign, and a screen will appear on your phone that allows you to enter your donation." Donations have been down over the last few years and they're hoping this new way to donate will change that.

All donations with the Salvation Army stay local and helps programs all year long. The red kettles will stay out until December 24th.

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