Save the Date: Upcoming Events with The Salvation Army

Oct 30, 2019

Media Contact:
Kaitlyn Novotny
Special Events & Marketing Coord.
Office: (608) 250-2240
Cell: (608) 575-9980

SAVE THE DATE: Upcoming events with The Salvation Army of Dane County
4 days until the 2019 Red Kettle Campaign begins 

DANE COUNTY - Red kettle season is almost here! In just 4 days, bell ringers will be out in full force across Dane County. Donations and attendance at the following events will benefit The Salvation Army of Dane County's Red Kettle Campaign.  Locally, 87 cents of every dollar raised is used to directly support programs and services in Dane County.

We hope you can join us for the following events this season:

Red Kettle Kickoff
10-11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 at Blain's Farm and Fleet; 2202 S. Stoughton Rd., Madison
Details: Join us for a free hot coffee and donuts as we celebrate the beginning of the Red Kettle Campaign. Bell ringing sign-ups will also be available. Volunteer to ring bells at

Red Kettle Campaign
When/Where: Runs Nov. 8 through Dec. 24, shifts open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. every day except Sundays; 63 locations across Dane County
Details: Ring bells with family, friends, or colleagues throughout the holiday season. Every hour of ringing brings in ~$60, which is enough to feed and shelter a mother and child in the Family Shelter for three nights. Less than 20% of available shifts are currently filled.
Register: Visit or call (608) 250-2283 to sign up.

"Kendra Gives Back" Jewelry Event for The Salvation Army
When/Where: 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Kendra Scott - Hilldale; 470 N. Midvale Ave., Madison 
Details: Celebrate World Kindness Day in a big way. Find the perfect designs and customizable pieces with the help of a personal stylist and hostess-- 20% of the proceeds from the shopping party will go directly back to The Salvation Army's programs and services. At the event, enjoy a custom Color Bar and a Sips & Sweets Station. Can't make it? Call in an order (608-467-1134) and 20% of your purchase will be donated if you mention The Salvation Army. [Web orders will not count.]
Register: The event is free and open to the public, though registration is highly encouraged: 

Community Thanksgiving Meal
When/Where: 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at The Salvation Army of Dane County Community Center-Gymnasium; 3030 Darbo Drive, Madison
Details: Community Thanksgiving Meal is free and open to the public! Partner organizations, neighbors, community members, and ALL are welcome to share the table and a delicious meal with light entertainment.
Register: RSVP by calling Community Center Director Chris Casey, (608) 250-2257. For volunteer opportunities, please contact Deb Crye at (608) 250-2218 or

For a full list of Volunteer Opportunities and Events, please visit these sites: Events Direct Link | Volunteer Opportunities Direct Link

About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human Locally, 87 cents of every dollar raised is used to support programs and services in Dane County.

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