Salvation Army Needs Your Help with Summer Kettle Campaign

Jun 21, 2021

Red kettles outside of the local grocery store is typically a sign that the holidays are near, but in Dane County, the kettles also come out for ‘Christmas In July’. The Salvation Army Capital Area is gearing up for another summer kettle campaign to raise funds for shelter, housing, and community programming.

The summer kettle campaign will run from July 16th to July 31st at stores like Pick ‘n Save, Hy-Vee, Metcalfe’s, Walgreens, and more. The organization is looking for volunteers willing to ring bells in one-hour shifts.

“We hope that volunteers are excited to get out and ring bells for a good cause this year,” Steve Heck, Executive Director of Philanthropy at The Salvation Army, says. “Volunteers at this summer fundraiser are critical in allowing us to continue offering the services that we do in Dane County.”

On average, an hour of bell-ringing can raise $100. In turn, $100 can provide three nights of shelter and meals for a person experiencing homelessness Dane County. That $100 could also go toward our low-cost summer day camp, women’s shelter, shelter diversion services, housing programs, and much more.

“Not everyone who wants to give to The Salvation Army is financially able to. Ringing bells is a great opportunity to be a part of positive change in our community,” Heck says. “A bonus is that it only takes one hour out of your summer day.”

Interested in ringing bells? Visit or contact Rose at 608-250-2255 to sign up for a one hour shift (or as many as you’d like!).

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