Are you looking for a great way to give back to your community? Something that is family-friendly and easy for people of all ages and abilities? An experience to help kids learn about empathy and generosity? A place to bond with co-workers and club members for a good cause?

Well, look no further!

In just over two weeks The Salvation Army will kick off its annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign and those iconic kettles will once more appear at some of your favorite shopping locations. Of course, it takes more than a simple kettle to raise the funds needed to operate Salvation Army programs and provide services for the next year. The volunteer standing next to that kettle, ringing a brass bell and greeting shoppers, is the most important member of our team during the holiday season.

In a two-hour bell ringing shift that volunteer can raise enough money to feed a struggling family of four for three days through our feeding programs. It’s enough to shelter, feed, and protect a victim of domestic violence at the Ruth Lilly Women and Children’s Center for two days. For every shift that a volunteer – or team of volunteers – signs up for, it means more Hoosiers we can serve in 2017.

Are you ready to sign up? Just visit and type in your city or zip code to get started. You can create both individual or group accounts to make it easier to sign up throughout the season. Register To Ring makes it easy to find a kettle location, date, and time that works with your schedule. With a group account, you can even claim a kettle during a block of time and schedule members of your church, team, or club to ring there. For those competitive spirits out there, seeing which bell ringing teams can raise the most for The Salvation Army is always a fun way to “do the most good.”

Bell ringing begins on November 11 and ends on December 24. With your help, we can help thousands of Hoosiers find help and hope in 2017.

Questions about the Red Kettle Christmas Campaign? Contact our Kettle Campaign Manager, Andy Amick, at (317) 224-1024 or at [email protected].)