BOSTON (CBS) — The Salvation Army red kettle donation season kicks off Friday in Massachusetts.

The goal this year is to raise $3.8 million in the less than seven weeks leading up to Christmas.

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The Salvation Army is also making it easy for donors to pay using their phones. This year, donors can give using Apple or Google Pay.

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According to their website, the Salvation Army has been running the red kettle program in Massachusetts since 1897.

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They say they raised more than $430 million nationwide in 2018.