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Tell us why you give to The Salvation Army’s red kettle #RedKettleReason

Submitted by on November 24, 2014 – 2 Comments

RKR artEvery year the iconic red kettles are filled day after day during the holiday season by people who want to do good.

Kettle donors say they want to feed their hungry neighbors, bring someone in from the cold, give a gift to a child whose parents can’t afford Christmas or one of many hundreds of reasons.

What’s your red kettle reason?

We’d love to hear why you look forward to The Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign and even more, why you give!

Share your reason on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest and add #RedKettleReason to your post. The Salvation Army team will flag your post and add it to the website!

Or, log in to your Twitter account and then visit our website. From there you can type in your reason or choose your favorite from the drop down menu.

Here’s my Red Kettle Reason…


  • Kathy Lovin says:

    What a great story Jim!

    Thank you for sharing it here. We’re grateful that you remember us each year during red kettle season.

    God bless you and everyone who wears – or wore – a uniform in service to others.

    Have a lovely Christmas!

    Kathy Lovin

  • BigOleJim says:

    During the ’67 riots in Detroit, the Army fed us. When I give my gift at Christmas, I try to tell that story but the bell ringers are too young to remember those days. God Bless the Salvation Army.

    A grateful retired Michigan State Police Trooper