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The Red Kettle Campaign, along with the Angel Tree Program, is one of the most recognizable Christmas efforts of The Salvation Army. The Red Kettle Campaign was created in 1891 by Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee as a way to provide a Christmas dinner to San Francisco’s poorest individuals.

Since the campaign’s creation, the Salvation Army now provides assistance to more than four-and-a-half million people in the U.S. during Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Red Kettle campaign has also spread to other parts of the world, including Korea, Japan, Chile and many European countries.

This year, the need is greater than ever. We will be working with the Toys for Tots program as they transition their families into our Angel Tree program, doubling the number of children and seniors we serve during the holidays. Our community holiday dinner has also doubled in size to an expected 500 meals this year. These programs, as well as others, are funded through the Red Kettle Campaign.

To volunteer or to request more information , please fill out the form below and a member of our staff will email you with more details.

*** Please note – This form is for VOLUNTEERS ONLY. If you have other questions, please contact our office at (850) 222-0304. Thank you! ***