Salvation Army now takes kindness in plastic in select cities

Madhusmita Bora
Salvation Army
Salvation Army

You don't have to fumble for change or apologize for not carrying cash the next time you pass by that friendly Salvation Army guy outside your favorite store.

Just use plastic.

That iconic red kettle, which relies on kind cash and holiday spirit, is getting a makeover in 30 cities to ring in donations through debit and credit cards. The "plastic" kettles are a result of fewer shoppers carrying cash, according to MSNBC.