Ring a bell for Red Kettle this Christmas!

Red Kettle Season is Almost Here!

by Emily Alvarado

Ring a bell for Red Kettle this Christmas!

Red Kettle 2014

The 2014 Red Kettle campaign kicks off soon. It begins November 26th and goes through Christmas Eve.

This year marks the 124th year of The Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign. Last year donors across the country gave almost $136 million, which provided more than 30 million people with food, shelter and social services. Donors in Austin raised $229,000, which helped serve more than 400,000 people in Travis and Williamson Counties.

Holiday donations make up the majority of funds used to provide services to people in Austin year round. Red Kettles make change happen, so this year the Salvation Army needs your help.

Four Ways to Get Involved

1. Drop a donation in one of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettles at stores or companies across Austin between November 26th and Christmas Eve.

2. Sign up to be a volunteer Bell Ringer! Make a difference by giving just two hours on a Saturday. You can sign up with friends and family, and throw on your favorite ugly Christmas sweater! Check out our bell ringer page for more information.

3. Spread the word! Tell people why you’re giving to a Red Kettle this Christmas. Use the hashtag #RedKettleReason. See what others are saying, and join the conversation at RedKettleReason.org.

4. Host your own Red Kettle – online! Use email and social media to invite friends and family to donate. You can sign up individually or with a team. Start your online Kettle now: OnlineRedKettle.org.

Salvation Army Red Kettle