Celebrating 128 Years of Red Kettles
From its humble beginnings with a single crab pot collecting coins, the Red Kettle Campaign has grown into one of the most recognizable giving traditions in America. Now every year from November through Christmas Eve, the ubiquitous red buckets can be found outside thousands of storefronts across the country.
When you drop a donation into a kettle or give online, you are joining more than a century-long tradition of generosity.
Did You Know?
In 1891, an empty crab pot was placed outside a San Francisco ferry landing to collect money for the poor, and a movement was born.
Ring in the Red Kettle Season
On Thanksgiving Day, tune into the Dallas Cowboys game and watch Grammy Award-winning singer, Meghan Trainor, officially kick off the 128th Red Kettle Campaign during her halftime performance.