Give Us A Ring!

Looking for the spirit of Christmas? Give us a ring! The Salvation Army is currently looking for volunteers to ring bells this holiday season. For as long as The Salvation Army has been in existence, bell ringers have been at the heart of its mission. Donations collected at the Christmas kettles fund programs and services that transform broken lives – sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, making Christmas possible, and meeting the greatest need.
Bell ringing season starts each November and runs through Christmas Eve. Volunteers make the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises $30 per hour or more– enough to provide a family with two bags of groceries or shelter an individual for a night. Donations also fund emergency assistance, summer camp programs, holiday assistance, school readiness and after school programs.

Nationally, more than 1.8 million Canadians are served by The Salvation Army each year. Thousands of volunteers will staff red kettles in shopping malls and on street corners nationwide, collecting nickels, dimes, quarters and occasionally, a gold coin!

In December of 1891, a Salvation Army Captain in San Francisco resolved to provide a free Christmas dinner to the area’s poor by collecting donations in a large pot. Today, the iconic Christmas kettles are now used in 128 countries throughout the world.



Become a Bell Ringer Today!

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