Northern Division: Serving every county in Minnesota and North Dakota
Hand putting money in a red kettle

Christmas 2016: How much did your city raise?

Added on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Salvation Army locations in Greater Minnesota and North Dakota fell about $200,000 short of their overall goal of $9.1 million for the 2016 Christmas season (excludes Twin Cities; see related story), although many communities did manage to surpass their individual fundraising goals. (See how your community did.)

Red kettle donations accounted for just under half of all Christmas donations raised in Greater Minnesota and North Dakota. After the last dollars and cents were counted, kettle donations totaled $3.88 million, a little more than $300,000 less than in 2015.

“The frigid weather hampered our efforts to recruit volunteers and collect money in our kettles,” said Lt. Col. Lonneal Richardson, leader of The Salvation Army Northern Division. “But we are still celebrating the fact that we were able to raise so much money in three months. We applaud our gracious donors, bell ringers, volunteers, and partners for supporting our efforts to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ.”

The donation totals of each city listed below include two numbers: 1. Total kettle donations. 2. Total Christmas funds raised (online gifts, kettles, donations sent by mail, more). The totals are as of Jan. 31:

Greater Minnesota

Albert Lea


Christmas goal $176,500
Actual: $229,500

Kettle goal $105,000
Actual: $110,000

Austin


Christmas goal $179,000
Actual: $212,000

Kettle goal $93,000
Actual: $76,000

Brainerd


Christmas goal $250,000
Actual: $368,000

Kettle goal $150,000
Actual: $165,000

Duluth

Christmas goal $650,000
Actual: $607,000

Kettle goal $295,000
Actual: $219,000

Fairmont

Christmas goal $100,000
Actual: $71,000

Kettle goal $37,000
Actual: $28,000

Fergus Falls

Christmas goal $238,500
Actual: $276,500

Kettle goal $115,000
Actual: $123,000

Hibbing

Christmas goal $145,000
Actual: $202,000

Kettle goal $58,000
Actual: $51,000

International Falls


Christmas goal $134,000
Actual: $60,000

Kettle goal $43,000
Actual: $22,000

Mankato


Christmas goal $425,000
Actual: $397,000

Kettle goal $195,000
Actual: $172,000

Rochester


Christmas goal $1,080,000
Actual: $952,000

Kettle goal $490,000
Actual: $355,000

St. Cloud


Christmas goal $429,000
Actual: $530,000

Kettle goal $200,000
Actual: $189,000

Virginia


Christmas goal $200,000
Actual: $182,000

Kettle goal $67,000
Actual: $59,000

Willmar


Christmas goal $225,000
Actual: $239,000

Kettle goal $150,000
Actual: $164,000

North Dakota

Bismarck


Christmas goal $309,000
Actual: $290,000

Kettle goal $142,500
Actual: $124,500

Fargo


Christmas goal $900,000
Actual: $941,000

Kettle goal $500,000
Actual: $457,000

Grand Forks


Christmas goal $386,000
Actual: $459,000

Kettle goal $207,000
Actual: $217,000

Jamestown


Christmas goal $157,000
Actual: $141,000

Kettle goal $75,000
Actual: $59,000

Minot


Christmas goal $335,000
Actual: $232,000

Kettle goal $121,000
Actual: $91,000

Williston


Christmas goal $208,000
Actual: $267,000

Kettle goal $87,000
Actual: $34,000

All Other Minn. and N.D. Counties

Service Extension


Salvation Army assistance is available in every county of Minnesota and North Dakota through our Service Extension program. If your community isn’t listed above, you are part of our service extension program.

Christmas goal $2.5 million
Actual: $2.3 million

Kettle goal $1.4 million
Actual: $1.2 million