6 Things Salvation Army Bell Ringers Want You To Know
An Opportunity to Pay it Forward
Making a Difference
Diana Dahlberg - 1 MONTH REALTY Two young ladies came by to help us out
1. The bell ringing season starts each November and runs through Christmas Eve. After that, the red kettles get packed away for the season. As a Volunteer, we can make the difference between an empty kettle or one that may raise about $30 per hour -- that is enough money to provide two bags of groceries to a family or to shelter an individual for a night.
2. Who can bell ring for the Salvation Army? Anyone! YOU! Check out your local Salvation Army and let them know your availability. They would LOVE for you to volunteer.
3. An annual opportunity to "Pay it Forward" ... I volunteer through our SRA Southshore Realtors Association every year. Each Agent will usually volunteer in 2 hour blocks of time. This year the weather was so nice. I was lucky to share my space with one of my fellow Realtors, Steve and we had all types of Christmas music playing while we sang along, greeting folks - young and old - while some more of our commrades competed with Christmas Carols that filled the air with good cheer.
4. Giving teaches our children. It was fun to watch as some gave a bag full of coins they saved for this special moment, or some gave loose change from the bottom of a purse, other's gave checks, or dollar bills. But the sweetest contributions came from the little ones. Their eyes twinkled as they were held by loving parents as they delighted in giving. This moment instills generosity in your children that will hopefully last a lifetime.
5. We love to hear your stories. Sometimes we are lucky enough to have people stop by and share beautiful stories of how they have been helped by the Salvation Army. Really warms the heart.
6. The Salvation Army has been around for 130 years and helps people in a number of ways; last year alone they serviced over 30 million people. Their Mission is simple ... " ... to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination."
A YouTube Video by Salvation Army North
Salvation Army bell ringers find Christmas Spirit at Kettles