2019 Red Kettle Campaign List of Events

Nov 15, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2019 Red Kettle Campaign List of Events
LA CROSSE – The Salvation Army of La Crosse County is partnering with various businesses, organizations, and groups to put on special events throughout the 2018 Red Kettle Campaign.
The list, as follows, includes big group events and special matching opportunities:
11/15: Western Technical College Day
Western Technical College students take over bell ringing throughout La Crosse County.
11/16: University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Day
UWL students take over bell ringing throughout La Crosse County.
11/30: Inland Packaging Match Day
Inland Packaging will match up to $10,000 at kettle sites throughout La Crosse County.
12/2 – 12/12: Two Weeks of Trane
Trane employees will take over the Festival Foods – Village kettle for two weeks to raise money for the Red Kettle Campaign.
12/3: Battle of the Chiefs: La Crosse vs. Onalaska
La Crosse’s Police & Fire Chiefs will go head-to-head with Onalaska’s Police & Fire Chiefs in a friendly competition to raise the most money at their respective Walmart locations for the Red Kettle Campaign.
12/6: La Crosse Realtor’s Association Day
The La Crosse Realtor’s Association ring on this day at multiple kettles throughout La Crosse County.
12/7: Viterbo University Day
Viterbo University students take over bell ringing throughout La Crosse County. There will also be a donkey at the Farm & Fleet location, as part of a national group’s bell ringing program.
12/11: Break the Bank Match Day
Various banks and credit unions ring bells and pledge dollars to challenge the community.
12/12: Battle of the Mayors: La Crosse vs. Onalaska
La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat will go head-to-head with Onalaska Mayor Joe Chilsen in a friendly competition to raise the most money at their kettle location for the Red Kettle Campaign.
12/13: Festival Foods Day
Festival Foods employees and families will ring at all Festival Foods kettle sites, including all four locations in La Crosse County.
12/14: Collective Match Day
Various businesses and organizations match specific kettle sites throughout La Crosse County.
12/16: Match Day at Valley View Mall kettles
Up to $10,000 will be matched at Valley View Mall kettles as Riverfest Commodores and First Mates ring.
12/21: Mayo Clinic Health System Day
Mayo Clinic Health System will match up to $15,000 at kettle sites throughout La Crosse County. Mayo’s contribution will benefit The Salvation Army’s mental health services.
12/24: Last day of bell ringing
Final day of the 2019 bell ringing season in La Crosse County.
The bell ringing portion of the Campaign runs Monday through Saturday through December 24th. Shifts are from 10am-8pm at various sites throughout La Crosse County. The Campaign accepts donations as a whole from November 1st through January 31st of 2020. Donors and volunteers wanting to ring bells can find more information by visiting www.SAlacrosse.org.
Red Kettle Campaign donations account for approximately one-third of The Salvation Army of La Crosse’s annual budget. Funds support all programs including the Emergency Shelter, Meal Program, Feed the Kids, and Angel Giving Tree.


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