The Salvation Army To Host Red Kettle Kick-Off Friday

Nov 8, 2022

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The Salvation Army To Host Red Kettle Kick-Off Friday

Red kettles will be out in Milwaukee County from November 11 to December 24

MILWAUKEE - The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County will kick off its 2022 Red Kettle Campaign on Friday, November 11.


The annual kick-off will begin at 7 a.m. with an unveiling of our new holiday wrap covering Milwaukee’s streetcar, The Hop (at the station outside the Milwaukee Public Market). It will then continue on the second floor of the Milwaukee Public Market with a ceremony announcing the 2022 goal and a full breakfast. The kick-off will include remarks from Cavalier Johnson, the Mayor of Milwaukee, and Major Steve Woodard, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County.


The Salvation Army will also unveil its new tap to give™ solution at select red kettles this season.


“We are always looking for convenient ways for people to donate at the red kettles,” Woodard said. “As fewer people carry cash, we wanted to solve the common statement ‘I don’t have any cash,’ so we added a new tap to give™ system to the red kettles. All shoppers need to do is tap their credit card on the dollar amount ($5, $10, $20), and the dollar amount will appear on their credit card statement. There will be no need for cash, donation forms, or QR codes.” (sample image below).


The Red Kettle Campaign is the largest fundraising event for The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County. Donations at the 120 red kettles in Milwaukee County help provide winter coats for kids and adults, toys for Christmas, a warm and safe place for the homeless, summer meals, food for five food pantries, backpacks and school supplies, and disaster services, to name a few.


There are several ways to help give back throughout the season:

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 supports programs and services in Milwaukee County.


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