Christmas in July Red Kettle Campaign

Jul 17, 2023

Join the Fight for Good during The Salvation Army Traverse City
Christmas in July Red Kettle Campaign, July 21 and 22.


UPDATE JULY 24: On behalf of those we serve, The Salvation Army Traverse City would like to thank the community for their outpouring of support at the Red Kettles last weekend. We are grateful for the volunteers who bell rang and spread joy, and to everyone who generously donated and supported the campaign to show their 'Love Beyond' hunger, eviction, and crisis!

The Salvation Army is humbled to share that through the shared blessings of the community $14,007.60 was raised to provide basic and critical needs for our neighbors in their time of need. While the Red Kettles and bells are tucked away until the holiday season - Christmas in July donations continue to be accepted through the end of July at our virtual Red Kettle, at The Salvation Army Community Center, 1239 Barlow, and counter Red Kettles at area businesses.

100% of donations stay in our community to provide meals, fill empty cupboards, keep lights on and families sheltered, hope in times of emergency need, day camp for underprivileged children, and more. Thank you for showing our neighbors who are struggling to care for themselves and their families that they are not alone!

Thank you!

The Christmas spirit typically brings to mind white glistening snow, sparkling lights, and joy in our hearts. However, the celebration of miracles, hope, family, and community happens every day in our community, not just during the Christmas season. That is why The Salvation Army is inviting the community to show their support during our Christmas in July Red Kettle Campaign, July 21 & 22.

We invite you to Love Beyond hunger, empty cupboards, eviction, and crisis by showing your support during our annual Christmas in July Red Kettle Campaign by volunteering to Bell Ring, donating at an iconic Red Kettle, or to our virtual Red Kettle. Register to Ring

The Christmas in July Red Kettle Campaign raises awareness of year-round programs and critical funds to allow The Salvation Army Traverse City to feed hungry hearts and souls, assist with utilities, help individuals and families stay in their homes, provide area children and youth build strong character, help families break the cycle of poverty one step at a time through the Pathway of Hope program and meet critical and emergency needs of our neighbors during their time of need. Need knows No Season. 

The Salvation Army will be here to help our community members meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges they may be facing. 

All funds raised at the Red Kettles stay local, for local programs, to help local individuals and families.  

We need your help! Join the Fight for Good! 

Donate or Volunteer
Red Kettle and Bell Ringing Locations:

Blain's Farm & Fleet - 210 US-31, Traverse City
Family Fare - 8th Street
Horizon Books - Traverse City
Oleson’s  Food Store - 3850 N Long Lake Rd, Traverse City
Oleson’s  Food Store – 1100 E Hammond Rd, Traverse City
Tom’s Food Market - 13940 S W Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City
Tom’s Food Market - 738 Munson Ave, Traverse City

Volunteer to Bell Ring: Register online at Register to Ring - enter location Traverse City, select date range July 21 & 22, and click Traverse City and select your favorite location or click search to see all available locations and times or contact Mary Vollink at 231-946-4644 ext 308 via phone or email  

Online Virtual Red Kettle: Donate here

Mail: Christmas in July donations to The Salvation Army, PO Box 5228, Traverse City, MI 49696

Thank you to our Gold Kettle sponsors for their support! 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Bill Marsh Auto Group

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