Northern Division: Serving every county in Minnesota and North Dakota
Volunteer bell ringer at red kettle

Bell Ringing

At times, it may look chilly, but bell ringing is actually pretty easy. It only takes one shift to raise enough money to provide two nights of shelter and four warm meals for the men, women and children who enter our doors every day. The bell ringing season starts in November and runs through the Christmas Eve, but you can sign up starting in July.

Use the contact information provided for your location below to sign up. Then, check out our bell ringing video and FAQs to get ready for your shift.

Twin Cities

To register for bell ringing in the Twin Cities, call our bell ringing hotline at 651-746-3519 or sign up online.

Greater Minnesota

Contact information is listed below for bell ringing locations in Greater Minnesota.

  • Albert Lea, MN – Call 507-373-5710
  • Austin, MN – Call 507-437-4566
  • Brainerd/Baxter, MN – Call 218-829-1120
  • Duluth, MN – Call 218-722-7934
  • Fairmont, MN – Email or call 507-236-7611
  • Fergus Falls/Perham, MN – Email or call 218-739-9692
  • Hibbing, MN – Email or call 218-969-4901
  • International Falls, MN – Email or call 218-324-0427
  • Mankato, MN – Call 507-345-7840 ext. 37
  • Rochester/Byron/Chatfield/Stewartville, MN - Call 507-288-3663 ext. 117
  • St. Cloud, MN – Email or call 320-980-0969
  • Virginia, MN – Email or call 218-410-9092
  • Willmar/Spicer/New London, MN – Email or call 320-444-7247

Don’t see your location? Contact the bell ringing representative for your county to sign up for a shift.

North Dakota

Contact information is listed below for bell ringing locations in North Dakota.

  • Bismarck, ND – Email or call 701-223-1889
  • Fargo, ND – Email or call 701-356-2688
  • Grand Forks, ND – Call 701-775-2597
  • Jamestown, ND – Email or call 701-269-5510
  • Minot, ND – Email or call 701-838-8925
  • Williston, ND – Email or call 701-572-2921

Don’t see your location? Contact the service representative for your county to sign up for a bell ringing shift.

Virtual Bell Ringing

Standing in the cold not your thing? No problem. The Online Red Kettle allows you to ring any time from the comfort of your own home.  Easily set up a virtual kettle and share it with family and friends to help raise funds that will change lives throughout the year.