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Salvation Army of Fond du Lac Red Kettles to benefit from $100,000 Red Kettle Match

Posted on: Dec 15th, 2020

FOND DU LAC – The Salvation Army of Fond du Lac’s 130th Red Kettle Campaign launched in crisis for the first time in its history with fewer kettle locations, fewer bell ringers and less store traffic threaten the iconic fundraiser. 

To help, West Shore Group, Inc., Osborn & Son Trucking and an anonymous donor have pledged the largest Red Kettle Match in the history of Fond du Lac — the three will match up to $100,000 of Red Kettle directed donations made:

  • Online to the virtual Red Kettles at safdl.org and/or radioplusinfo.com by Dec. 31
  • At Red Kettle locations: Festival Foods, Fleet Farm, Walgreens, Pick ‘n’ Save, Faris Gourmet popcorn, Philly’s on Fourth St., Piggly Wiggly, Walmart, Kristmas Kringle Shop and counter-sized red kettles locations through Dec. 24.
  • 6 to 11 a.m. Dec. 18 at the Donut forget to Donate collection, Dunkin’ Donuts, 735 W. Johnson St.
  • Donations can be received at 237 N. Macy St. earmarked Red Kettle through Dec. 31
  • Text FDLKettle to 24365

Funds fuel Fond du Lac County’s largest food pantry and summer Brown Bag Lunch giveaway; the County’s only winter warming shelter; free youth programs and summer camps; Fond du Lac’s oldest Christmas toy, food and gift outreach, an emergency disaster assistance program that is playing a vital role in helping Fond du Lac households overcome the crippling impact of COVID-19.. 

The match doubles the proceeds generated from local businesses joining forces and leveraging their products to help the Red Kettles. Faris Gourmet Popcorn & Treats creates a signature Cherry Red Kettle Corn and donates proceeds to the kettles, and Papa John’s Pizza of Fond du Lac donates proceeds of every online order with promo code: SARMY30. 

Maj. Jon Welch holds up a Kettle Cash coupon donated by a child who is learning the value of sharing from the  financial literacy program created by Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac and Verve, a Credit Union. Children choose to spend, save or share with this year’s Red Kettle Campaign and Verve turns each coupon into $1 which the match doubles.
Maj. Jon Welsch holds up a Kettle Cash coupon donated by a child who is learning the value of sharing from the financial literacy program created by Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac and Verve, a Credit Union. Children choose to spend, save, or share with this year’s Red Kettle Campaign and Verve turns each coupon into $1 which the match doubles. Courtesy of Connie Millard

Every Kettle Cash coupon from the financial literacy program created by Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac and Verve, A Credit Union that’s dropped in a red kettle will be matched as well.

“This community is a blessing,” said Maj. Jon Welch. “Working together, we can rescue Christmas and restore hope.”

For more information, visit The Salvation Army Facebook page or safdl.org. Also, volunteer to bell ring at registertoring.com or call 920-923-8220.

Volunteers help The Salvation Army prepare to distribute toys, food and gifts to fill an unprecedented 1,700 children’s Christmas wish lists and the holiday needs of almost 700 families.
Volunteers help The Salvation Army prepare to distribute toys, food and gifts to fill an unprecedented 1,700 children’s Christmas wish lists and holiday needs of almost 700 families. Courtesy of Connie Millard

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