Dec 3, 2021

The Salvation Army and Emerald City Jewelers have partnered together to present the Ring for Bling challenge which offers an opportunity for a volunteer bell ringer to win a beautiful necklace and earring set from Emerald City Jewelers. Each time an individual (16 years+) volunteers to ring bells for The Salvation Army, their name will be entered into the Ring for Bling drawing. Between November 26 and December 24, volunteer bell ringers will be eligible to receive an aquamarine necklace and earring set donated by Emerald City Jewelers. To confirm a shift has been fulfilled, participants must complete the Ring for Bling webform found at at the end the scheduled volunteer shift. Each shift fulfilled must have a webform submitted and will result in one entry.


At the close of the contest period, a recipient will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. Drawing will take place in the beginning of January 2022. Further details regarding the drawing will be posted on our website and Facebook page.

With multiple locations across the tri-states hosting a red kettle, now is a great time for you, your group, or organization to volunteer as a Salvation Army bell ringer. Those interested are encouraged to register online at or contact Volunteer Coordinator Jeremy Koren via email at

Funds raised from the red kettles remain local to support The Salvation Army and the services we provide such as holiday meals and toys, shelter for the homeless, job assistance, and more.

The Salvation Army provides a variety of programs and services to assist families in need in the counties of Adams, Brown, and Pike in Illinois and the counties of Marion, Ralls, Lewis, Monroe, and Shelby in Missouri.

For more information, please contact Jeremy Koren at

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