How You Can Help this Christmas: Support the Red Kettle Campaign
The Salvation Army’s red kettles have become a Christmas tradition in nearly every part of the world, with the idea for the little collection pots being born over a century ago from prayer and desperation. Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee began the tradition of Christmas kettles in San Francisco in December of 1891 as a way to finance free Christmas dinners for the poor in his community.
This year, the Kent County Red Kettle Christmas Campaign goal is $1.7 million. Although The Salvation Army is most visible at Christmastime, its work continues through-out the year, and your generous donations will be used to support critical programs year-round.
You can support the Red Kettle Campaign in a way that is most convenient for you:
On Location: Simply place your cash or check in the kettle where you hear the familiar ring of The Salvation Army kettle bell.
Online: It has never been easier or more secure to donate online. Simply click here to donate with a major credit card or set-up an online red kettle and invite friends, family and co-workers to join in the fun. For a look at how you can quickly and easily set-up your own red kettle, click here or check out this easy how-to video.
On the phone: Simply call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and an operator will assist you with your donation.
On the (smart) phone: Text the word GIVE to 80888*