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Ring a Bell! – Share the Warmth – Stark County

Ring a Bell !

There are 25 Kettle Locations in Canton!

Be a part of this tradition in your community.

Salvation Army Red Kettles that are seen on street corners and in front of stores during the Christmas season, are perhaps the most quickly recognized symbol of The Salvation Army. The many “bellringers” who help ring and encourage donations are quiet heroes to the communities they serve.

Donations in The Salvation Army’s red kettles are used locally to provide services and programs in benefit to the community in which the money is collected.

These funds may support soup kitchens and transitional shelter for the homeless, activities and programs for at-risk children, care and essential services for seniors, and other important programs.

Discover the joy of giving back to your community:

Volunteer To Help By Using the Form Below

The Salvation Army embraces, values, and recognizes every contribution. With your help, we are able to stretch our donor dollar for maximum impact and build a stronger community.

What You Need to Know

Kettle Facts

  • Funds collected in the kettles supports all of the programs and services offered locally by The Salvation Army.
  • The holiday kettle campaign is The Salvation Army’s largest fundraising campaign – and its worldwide!
  • The people who are ringing the bells can be either volunteers or paid bell ringers.

About Our Bell Ringers

  • Some of our bell ringers are paid, while others donate their time to support The Salvation Army.
  • Ringing bells as a family can become a fun, holiday tradition.
  • Many civic, school and church groups have holiday bell ringing days.

Who Can Be a Bell Ringer?

In short answer, anyone can be a bell ringer!

  • We encourage groups, families and individuals to participate in holiday bell ringing.
  • People of all ages can ring bells, but we ask that student groups and children have adult supervision.
  • Anyone with a couple of spare hours and the desire to spread the holiday spirit is welcome.


  • What is the time commitment?  It varies.  Some groups ring daily, others just once during a holiday season.  We ask you to commit to a minimum two hour shift.
  • Is there an expense for me?  No!  We supply the kettle, kettle stand, an apron and the bells.
  • How long is the bell ringing season?  This year, we will ring Monday through Saturday until December 24.
  • Can I pick my location?  We have a list approved sites and you can select your location from the list.

Fun Ideas

  • Sing Christmas carols while you, your friends or family gather around the kettle.
  • Develop a challenge amongst your friends, colleagues or even rivals to see who can raise more funds. (Think Team A vs. Team B)
  • Dress up! Some of our volunteers wear fun holiday clothing!
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