Be part of the traditional Christmas landscape as a Red Kettle Bellringer. If you and/or organization enjoy being around people and are outgoing and personable this is the volunteer opportunity you are looking for!
As a bellringer you may select a specific location(s), date(s) and a minimum two hour shift where you will ring an old fashion-style school bell and extend Christmas cheer to customers who deposit pocket change into a red kettle as they entering and exiting local businesses.
Bellringing runs from November 7th to December 24th, Monday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Some bellringing locations maybe located out-of-doors. Children under 16 years of age may ring bells with adult supervision. There must be one adult for every three children.
Proceeds from bellringing stay in the local area and will help provide the funding for food, housing and energy assistance, emergency aid and other services throughout the year to those requiring our support.
The Salvation Army Emergency Social Services Program bridges a gap for families and individuals by meeting their emergency and basic needs while they are working through their temporary financial crisis.
After assessing clients’ needs, Salvation Army caseworkers provide and assistance package to help clients during temporary setbacks. Part of that package may include referrals to other agencies, which have forged partnerships with The Salvation Army.
Services, based upon available funding, include assistance with mortgage/rent payments, utilities, clothing, groceries/meals, disaster recovery, funeral expenses, furniture, prescriptions and spiritual counseling.
Tree of Lights is “the major” annual fundraising and public awareness program for The Salvation Army. The campaign kicks-off on November 1st and concludes on December 31st. In addition to this annual appeal for financial support from our communities in the Missouri and Illinois St. Louis Region, individuals, organizations and corporations volunteer by participating in local community events. These programs and activities include: Christmas Tree lightings; Red Kettle bell ringing; Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners; toy distribution to under-privileged children; and can food collection drives.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.