Red Kettle Campaign

Ring in Christmas Cheer!

The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign

The Kettle Campaign started in 1891 in San Francisco when a young captain in The Salvation Army named Joseph McFee placed a large pot and a sign that read "Keep the Pot Boiling” on a ferry dock and asked passersby to help keep the pot boiling for those in need by making a donation. The money he collected was used to buy a Christmas dinner for the homeless. Over a century later, the kettle has become a symbol of help and hope at Christmas time all around the globe.

The time you give to ring a bell by a kettle will enable The Salvation Army to bring the spirit of Christmas to those in need within our community. The funds collected will be used to support Salvation Army community and family service programs. It’s donations in action year –round.

Please consider signing up for a shift or two and help us bring a little hope and Christmas Spirit to everyone in our area.


Date: November 9 – December 24

Time: 10:00 am – 8:00pm on most days, broken up into two hour shifts.

How to Sign Up:
  • Fill out our online application, or
  • Pick up an application at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center’s Front Desk.

Questions? Suggestions?

Submit questions and suggestions with our online Contact Form, email or give us a call at 574-233-9471.