The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign begins on November 9th at local Kroger stores. Since 1891 the tradition of putting your coins into a kettle for the poor has spread across this country. Army Captain Joseph McFee brought the “Simpson’s Pot” idea to our shores and the rest is history that has now spread around the globe.
Make sure as you enter or leave your local Kroger store you find the red kettle and drop off a small token of your holiday cheer to help those less fortunate. You can even donate online at http://www.onlineredkettle.org, or start your own kettle. Donations provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need. Many families receive aid over a period of months after the Christmas season as well, people struggling with difficult family, emotional, or employment problems.
Volunteers are always welcome and your small donation of time will put a smile on your face as you embrace the true meaning of the season by helping others.