2019 Christmas in July- Red Kettle Campaign

Jun 17, 2019


We are humbled and blessed for the support of The Christmas in July Red Kettle campaign by our amazing community, our wonderful volunteers who braved the heat Friday and Saturday storms and Red Kettle sponsors/hosts for positively impacting the individuals and families who turn to The Salvation Army for assistance when they need it most! We could not provide the programs and services that we do without your shared blessings!

The Christmas In July Red Kettle Campaign continues through the end of the month!  We are at 92% of our $10,000. Help put us over the top by making an by online donation click here or by mail  or in person at The Salvation Army, 1239 Barlow St. Traverse City, MI 49686.  

Thank you and God bless!
update: July 26, 2019


The Christmas spirit typically brings to mind white glistening snow, sparkling lights and joy in our hearts. However, the celebration of miracles, hope, family and community happens every day in our community, not just during the Christmas season.

Need Knows No Season! That is why The Salvation Army is inviting the community to show their support during our third annual Christmas in July Red Kettle Campaign, July 19 & 20.

The Christmas in July Red Kettle Campaign provides critical funds to allow The Salvation Army Traverse City to feed hungry hearts and souls, assist with utilities, help individuals and families stay in their homes, provide area children and youth the opportunity to attend camp and explore God’s creation, help families break the cycle of poverty one step at a time through the Pathway of Hope program and meet critical and emergency needs of our neighbors during their time of need.  

Our goal is to raise $10,000! 100% of donations collected stay local, for local programs, to help local individuals and families.

Join the Fight for Good! 

Volunteer to Bell Ring!
Your time is priceless – donate it today! Ring! Ring! Ring! 
Donate your time Friday and/or Saturday, July 19 & 20 at one of our seven Christmas in July partner locations - Individuals, families, groups and organizations are welcome!

Lather on the sunscreen, a smile and spread Christmas in July tidings while collecting critical donations to provide the gifts of help, hope and compassion to our neighbors when they need it most.

Register online at Register to Ring - enter location Traverse City, select date range July 19 & 20 and click Traverse City and select your favorite location or click search to see all available locations and times or contact Mary Vollink at 231-946-4644 ext 308 via phone or email mary.vollink@usc.salvationarmy.org.  

Support Christmas In July! Make a financial donation at one of our seven Christmas in July partner locations - Espresso Bay (downtown), Family Fare (8th St.), Horizon Books, Oleson’s Food Store (Long Lake), Oleson’s Food Store (Hammond), Tom’s Food Market (East Bay), or Tom’s Food Market (West Bay). Be on the lookout for matching Red Kettles! 

Mail: Christmas in July donations to The Salvation Army, PO Box 5228, Traverse City, MI 49696
In person donations: The Salvation Army Community Center, 1239 Barlow St. Traverse City, MI 49684
Click here to make a secure online donation.   

Host a Counter Red Kettle at your business or church! Contact Ruth Blick at 231.946.4644 ext. 314 for more information.  

Become a Matching Red Kettle Sponsor! Your group or business can help to double the impact of a Red Kettle by becoming a Matching Red Kettle sponsor. For more information contact Ruth Blick at 231-946-4644 ext 314 via phone or email ruth.blick@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan

Bill Marsh Auto Group

Northwest Oil Express

Wright Insurance Group



Espresso Bay - Front St.
Family Fare - 8th St. 
Horizon Books
Oleson's Farm Fresh Market - Long Lake
Oleson's Farm Fresh Market - Hammond
Tom's Food Market - East Bay
Tom's Food Market - West Bay 

7-Eleven - 14th St
Big Boy Restaurant 
Holiday Station Store - South Airport
Holiday Station Store - West Bay
Deerings Meat Market

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