16 July 2018

The Christmas spirit typically brings to mind white glistening snow, sparkling lights and joy in our hearts. However, the celebration of miracles, hope, family and community happens every day in our community, not just during the Christmas season. That is why The Salvation Army is inviting the community to show their support during our second annual Christmas in July Red Kettle Campaign, July 20 & 21.

The Salvation Army is dedicated to helping our neighbors in their time of need, not just at Christmas but all year round. The communities support allows The Salvation Army Traverse City to feed hungry hearts and souls, assist with utilities, help individuals and families stay in their homes, provide area children and youth the opportunity to attend camp and explore God’s creation, help families break the cycle of poverty one step at a time through the Pathway of Hope program and meet critical and emergency needs of our neighbors during their time of need.  

Our goal is to raise $10,000! 100% of donations collected stay local, for local programs, to help local individuals and families.

Join the Fight for Good - Show your support! 

Make a financial donation at one of our seven Christmas in July partner locations - Espresso Bay (downtown), Family Fare (8th St.), Horizon BooksOleson’s Food Store (Long Lake), Oleson’s Food Store (Hammond)Tom’s Food Market (East Bay), or Tom’s Food Market (West Bay). Be on the look out for matching Red Kettles! 

Text JULYRK to 71777 or click on the donated now button Christmas in July Red Kettle to make a secure online donation.  

Give your time - Your time is priceless! Ring! Ring! Ring! Volunteer  Donate your time Friday and Saturday, July 20 & 21 at one of our seven Christmas in July partner locations - Individuals, families, groups and organizations are welcome!

Two hours of your time can change and even save a life. Call or email Mary Vollink at 231.946.4644 ext. 308 to join us in ‘Doing the Most Good’!

Sponsor a Matching Red Kettle! Click here for more information or contact Ruth Blick a 231.946.4644 ext. 314. 

Host a Counter Red Kettle at your business or church! Contact Ruth Blick at 231.946.4644 ext. 314 for more information.  

Double your impact Matching Red Kettle Sponsors - Watch for matching Red Kettle at locations througout the weekend! Thanks to the incredible generosity of our matching sponsors your donations may be matched!








Counter Red Kettle Partners throughout the month of July

If you would like to host a counter Red Kettle at your businesses please contact Ruth Blick  

Big Boy Restaurant
Christmastide - Building 50
Holiday Gas - South Airport Rd and West Bay
Northwest Oil - West Bay and Garfield
WIlliams Chevrolet, Honda and Kia 

Become a Matching Red Kettle Sponsor - Get your business, group or organization involved as Matching Red Kettle Sponsors! Matching sponsors really help to maximize the dollars and coins that are placed in the red kettles. We also believe that by partnering as a sponsor, your organization will be known as one that cares about the community and understands help, hope and fellowship is critical to showing struggling individuals and families that they are not alone. Click here to find out more or call Ruth at 231.946.4644 ext 314.