On Wednesday, November 12th, The Salvation Army of Brown County officially kicked off its 2014 Christmas Campaign to raise funds to help people who continue to struggle across Brown County.
This year's campaign theme, "Red Kettle Reason," calls for the community to share their reason for donating to, or ringing at, the red kettle.
The goal for this year's campaign is $1.1 million. The money raised through the Christmas Campaign will help sustain the vital programs and services that help people in need in their daily struggle for survival.
This year's Christmas Campaign will include traditional fundraising methods, such as mail appeals, as well as the iconic Red Kettles - a holiday tradition that has served as a symbol of goodwill for more than 100 years. The campaign will also include new fundraising methods, including the 12 Days of Giving
fundraiser and the Online Red Kettle
There will be many special events throughout this year's Christmas Campaign, such as Packer Bell Ringing
and a Bell Ringing Photo Contest
. There will also be Kettle Match Days
provided by Associated Bank, Broadway Automotive, The Salvation Army's Advisory Board, Schneider and Wisconsin Public Service.
This Christmas season is expected to be one of the busiest yet and donations of time are accepted as gratefully as donations of money. To volunteer to ring bells this Christmas season, please sign up online at www.ringbells.org
or call (920) 884-3077. To volunteer at The Salvation Army’s Christmas events, please call their Volunteer Coordinator at (920) 593-2375.
12 Days of Giving
The Salvation Army of Brown County has partnered with 12 local restaurants to create "12 Days of Giving". Each day a different restaurant will be donating a portion of their proceeds to The Salvation Army of Brown County. Please click here
for a copy of the calendar card.
Online Red Kettle
New this year, you can donate to The Salvation Army of Brown County's Online Red Kettle. You can make a donation of any amount by going to www.onlineredkettle.org/tsabc
. You can also host your own Online Red Kettle and receive donations from family and friends. The Online Red Kettle works off of zip codes to ensure the money raised stays in our community. Set up your own Online Red Kettle at www.onlineredkettle.org
Packer Bell Ringing
Green Bay Packers players will be ringing bells for The Salvation Army on Mondays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Bay Park Square Mall. The players will be ringing bells by the Big Red Kettle, located in the Younkers wing of the mall in front of Old Navy. The players will be signing autographs for fans in exchange for monetary donations to The Salvation Army of Brown County.
A schedule of player appearances and dates, subject to change
, are as follows:
Nov. 17: Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien
Nov. 24: Corey Linsley, Jarrett Bush and Sam Barrington
Dec. 1: David Bakhtiari and Datone Jones
There will be no signing on Dec. 8th due to the Packers game
Dec. 15: Mike Daniels, Brad Jones and Micah Hyde
Dec. 22: Eddie Lacy and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Bell Ringing Photo Contest
The Salvation Army of Brown County is having a Bell Ringing Photo Contest on Social Media for people to share their #RedKettleReason.You can enter the Bell Ringing Photo Contest through The Salvation Army of Brown County’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/tsagreenbay
) or Twitter page (@SAGREENBAY
). To enter on Facebook, post a picture of yourself ringing bells onto our newsfeed and include your #RedKettleReason in the caption. To enter on Twitter, tweet a picture of yourself ringing bells, tag us with @SAGREENBAY and include your #RedKettleReason. You may enter one picture for each one-hour shift you ring at during the 2014 Christmas Campaign.
Grand Prize: One 16GB iPad Mini
Second Place Prize: One football autographed by the Packers Bell Ringers
Kettle Match Days
Double your donation by donating to The Salvation Army of Brown County's Red Kettles on a Kettle Match day! Local companies are ensuring our Red Kettles are successful by matching funds raised at the kettles on their specific match day.
A schedule of Kettle Match Days are as follows:
Friday, Nov. 28:
Saturday, Dec. 6:
Saturday, Dec. 13:
Saturday, Dec. 20:
Wednesday, Dec. 24: