Ring a Bell and Change a Life for Good
About The Red Kettle Christmas Campaign
The Red Kettle Christmas Campaign enables the Army to provide food, toys and clothing to over 6 million people during the Christmas season and helps more than 34 million Americans recovering from all kinds of personal disasters nationwide.
The Red Kettle campaign, first started in San Francisco in 1891, has traditionally been The Salvation Army’s most prominent fund-raiser. In 2004, the campaign raised over $100 million in communities nationwide, with the nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars all remaining in the towns where the money was deposited into the kettles. The funds raised help support many of the 37 million people in poverty who turn to the Army for food and toys at Christmas, utility and homeless assistance, senior and child care, drug abuse treatment and many other social service needs.
First day of kettles for 2012 is November 16, 2012 and ends on December 24, 2012.
Becoming a Bell Ringer this season
We begin processing Bell Ringer applications in October. Each applicant must attend an orientation and fill out an application at that time.
Orientations are Thursdays at 11am unless otherwise noted. Our first one will be October 25, 2012. Please bring with you 2 forms of ID (Current Drivers license/ID, Social security card, Passport, etc), Name and number of a reference. Applications will not be accepted without these items.
October 25, 2012
November 1, 2012
November 8, 2012
November 15, 2012