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There’s more than one way to do the most good, and virtual bell ringing is among the easiest. When you start an Online Red Kettle in just five minutes and ask your network of friends, family and others to give, you will change lives. We’ve created simple guides to take you every step of the way.
It’s quick. You can start an individual kettle in about 5 minutes. It’s impactful. People are more likely to support a cause when asked by someone they know. It’s easy. We’ve done all the heavy lifting for you.
Nothing beats the feeling of seeing that someone gave because of you! Every dollar given to The Salvation Army goes to work in your local community. When you raise funds online, those dollars become help in the form of a hot meal for a family, a coat for a child, housing for the elderly, and so much more through our year-round programs and services.
A gift of only $15 provides a bag of groceries at our food shelves, so it doesn’t take much to start making a difference.
Use our online fundraising system to set up an individual kettle. Once you’re set up, we’ve provided a simple way to share your kettle on your social networks, along with templates for sending emails or letters to ask for support. After you’ve shared it with your network of friends, family, and others – all you have to do is wait for the donations to start rolling in.
Dollars you raise will fund life-sustaining Salvation Army programs in your local community, based on the ZIP code you provide.
Watch and learn – and be entertained! Meet our official Online Red Kettle spokesperson, 10-year-old Parker. He’ll walk you through each step of setting up a personal kettle, showing you just how easy it is.
Every dollar given means help for someone in need. That’s why we’re not only asking you to set up a kettle, but to start with a goal of raising $200. We’ve broken it down so that you only need to ask 15 people (and one of them is you!) to reach this goal. Follow our one-page guide, Raising Your First $200, and your kettle will overflow with the generosity of others.
If you’re a fundraising superstar, don’t stop at $200. Set a goal that’s a little challenging, but that you feel is attainable. Without stretching your goal, you may miss an opportunity to see people in your network rise to the occasion.
Our system makes it easy to upload contacts, send emails and share posts on your social networks. Here are some helpful tips: