UPDATE: Traverse City Red Kettle Matching Mondays are Back!

Dec 20, 2023

Red Kettle Matching Monday are Back! Donations to the Traverse City Red Kettles
will be generously matched Monday, December 4, 11 and 18th, 2023 up to $40,000


Update: 12.18.2023

UPDATE: The Salvation Army of Traverse City is humbled to share that through the outpouring of support of the community - Red Kettle Matching Mondays raised $51,832.80, exceeding the $40,000 challenge gift for a total of $91,832.80 to provide help to our neighbors in their time of need!

We are grateful to everyone who generously gave a gift of Love beyond despair and loneliness. Love beyond cold nights, overdue bills, and skipped meals. Love beyond Christmas morning. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank everyone who reached deep within and made a donation or gave the priceless time to bell ring for loving beyond measure.

While the Red Kettle Matching Monday gave the Red Kettle campaign an incredible boost the overall Red Kettle campaign of $240,000 continues through Saturday, December 23.

There is still time to Register to Ring and spread joy this holiday season and bring hope in 2024 Register at RegisterToRing.com.


December 1, 2023: The Salvation Army of Traverse City is excited to announce that Red Kettle Matching Mondays are back. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, Red Kettle donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $40,000 during Matching Mondays - December 4, 11, and 18, 2023.

The Salvation Army has seen unprecedented increases in requests for assistance, while at the same time seeing the cost of replenishing the food pantry, and providing the Community Meal program continue to rise. 

This incredible $40,000 matching challenge gift means that every penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and dollar bill put in a Traverse City Salvation Army Red Kettle during Matching Mondays is doubled - there is no minimum or maximum donation amount. It means double the impact to provide meaningful gifts: the gift of a warm meal, a toy, a safe warm home, and the priceless gift of hope for someone in our community who is struggling during this challenging time.

All Red Kettle donations stay in our community – when donors give locally, they are helping real people in their community.

How easy is it to help The Salvation Army meet the $40,000 matching challenge and double your donation during Matching Mondays.

  1. Donate at any Traverse City area Red Kettle
  2. Donate to The Salvation Army virtual Red Kettle at SAtraversecity.org or on their Facebook page
  3. Drop off a donation designated to the Red Kettle campaign at The Salvation Army Community Center, 1239 Barlow St. Traverse City
  4. Bell Ring and help ensure every kettle is covered - Register to Ring online at RegistertoRing.com or call Mary at 231-946-4644 ext. 303

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church was established in London in 1865. The Salvation Army, Traverse City has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1894 in Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Benzie Counties. The Salvation Army Traverse City provides a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, clothing and critical need assistance, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, relief for disaster victims, and opportunities for underprivileged children. For more information, go to SAtraversecity.org.

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