Red Kettle Campaign
The Plymouth Salvation Army's Red Kettles are a local campaign to benefit local people. We have 23 locations to choose from between Northville, Plymouth, Canton and Belleville. You may sign up in 2 hour shifts
How To sign up to Ring the Bell
1. Go to www.RingBell.org.
2. Select the date, time and general location of where you would like to ring. Click "Begin Search."
3. Select a specific location from the menu, along with the volunteer shift that you would like to take, and click "Reserve." A confirmation will be emailed to you, along with a reminder of your date and time that you selected.
Have Fun as a Group
Volunteering your small group to ring bells for a kettle location is an excellent way to earn community service hours while helpnig those less fortunate. Follow the easy steps above to reserve your spot.
A kettle location can be "adopted" by a group on a certain day during the Red Kettle Campaign. The "Sponsor" recruits other group members to cover the location during their adopted hours.
This is a great option for large clubs and groups that can cover a kettle for an entire day (10 am to 8 pm) and have their participants rotate, each taking a 2 hour shift.
Current Clubs and Groups who Ring Bells:
Kiwanis Clubs, Rotary Clubs, Lions Club, Optimist Club, Honor Society groups, Student Governments, Scout Groups, Business & Professional Women, Various Churches
Online Red Kettle
If you are not able to Volunteer at one of our sites you may also be able to support our community by hosting an Online Red Kettle. When you join this kettle team you will be able to watch the money raised for The Salvation Army Plymouth, MI Corps.
You can make a donation to the entire team or ta an indivual member of the team. Whichever way you choose, you're changing lives for the better.
Go to www.onlineredkettle.org to get started today
Please use the local TSA corps ZIP CODE (48170) when donating.
How does it work & where do I go?
Sign up at www.RingBell.org for a time, date, and location that are convenient for you. After your timeslot has been selected simply follow the instructions listed on your confirmation email. This will let you know the details of your specific bell ringing location.
- Please do not ask shoppers to make a donation to the kettle, or comment on the amount that was donated.
- Please do not take money from any shoppers, we ask that all donations be made directly into the kettle.
- Please do not talk or text on a cell phone while ringing on a kettle.
- Please do not smoke while on the kettle.
- Please make sure that you wish shoppers a "Merry Christmas" and be sure to thank people for their donation.
How many people can be at the kettle?
Most kettle sites have limited space. Groups of more than three people may intimidate potential donors to the kettle. Two or three people are optimal.
What if I have to reschedule?
If you find you are unable to make your scheduled ringing time please call the contact at the number listed on your confirmation email.
What if the weather is bad?
Bell Ringing is very rarely cancelled, but if there is inclement weather, and you are unsure, please call the contact at the number listed on your confirmation email.
What do I wear?
Unless it is otherwise noted you will be standing outside so dress appropriately!!! If it's cold - bundle up! Wear lots of layers and especially good, comfortable shoes. Winter hats or ear muffs are essential and mittens are better than gloves.
Can I give Christmas treats/gifts to shoppers?
We ask that while you are volunteering you do not give items such as candy canes, flyers or other items to shoppers. As part of our agreement with the stores, we are not allowed to give out items or promotional materials at the kettle.
Can I play music while I am bell ringing?
The majority of stores permit live Christmas music at the kettles, but ask that radios and CD/mp3 players not be allowed.
For more information please look through the guidelines below.