Today is the last day of the $10,000 match at all 30 locations, sponsored by Think Mutual Bank. When you see a kettle, please donate! They also need ringers...please, grab a friend, grab a couple hours ring-time, and help 'em meet their goal!

Amanda says she makes it part of her yearly Christmas Party...


I used to ring bells with my 4H Club. I loved helping out, but honestly, I super loved singing the Christmas carols. I'm not a good singer, but with all of us together, it's fun and no one cares if I'm off key. Anyway, so now, a bunch of my friends get together and ring for a couple hours, take a break, and then get together that night for the party. It's become a fun tradition...sometimes just three of us, one time we had 15 people and had to get two kettles!

The best thing about Amanda and her friends ringing? When someone's ringing the bell, a lot more money gets put in the kettle! And all the money stays here to help with local Salvation Army programs…

  • Meal Programs and Food Shelves
  • Rent Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Employment Assistance
  • Clothing and Household Items
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Medical Assistance
  • Seasonal Services
  • Veteran’s Assistance
  • Pathway of Hope for Families


It is SO easy. See that picture there to the left? Click it. Then on the left side of the Salvation Army page, just tell ’em what date, what city, and where you’d like to ring.

Simple. In, out, no mussin’ about.

Who do you ring with? You can do it on your own, but it’s way more fun with family or friends. A lot of people volunteer with people at work, and get to know each other better.

Bosses…you’ll find it improves moral, since everyone’s working together to help people in our community. And heck, you get to know your employees better, too.

What about music? Great! Christmas music on a boom-box, singing, a guitar, a harmonica…bring ’em and remember, little kids are super sweet and really get people to donate.

No pets tho, please.