Christmas Kettles 2018

Meet new people, gather heart-warming stories at the kettles: helping and having FUN!

This years’ kettle campaign is from November 15 to December 22, 2018. Our goal to raise $240,000. will support many programs for Red Deerians. Volunteers were successful in reaching last year’s goal of $230,000 with over 1300 shifts covered.

Volunteering on the kettles is fun: Visit with passersby, thank them for donations and hand out candy canes! Meet new people, gather heart-warming stories at the kettles while helping and having FUN!

This is an efficient, effective and easy way to support others with dignity.

Volunteers can participate in 2-hour shifts at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm in several locations. Shifts are Monday through Saturday. Bring a friend or family member to join you on the kettle. Shifts can be combined for 4 or 6 hours and breaks provided.

Students are welcome to volunteer. Get those community hours earned and a letter will be provided for the class. Youth under 16 with a parent are most welcome.

Adopt a kettle for the day. Gather a group of friends to cover a day of 4 shifts. A sign will be displayed acknowledging your group. This is a perfect community activity for corporations, community clubs, church groups, sports clubs, anyone!

Contact Debbie Lang, Kettle Coordinator to arrange shifts to suit your schedule. Phone (403) 346-2251 email

The campaign dates are: Nov. 15 to Dec. 22, 2018 (no Sundays) The Two-hour shifts are: 11:30 pm; 1:30pm; 3:30pm; 5:30pm. Shifts can be combined for 4 or 6 hours and breaks provided.

Kettle volunteers will be in the locations:

  1. Co-op Timberlands
  2. Parkland Mall
  3. Co-op Deer Park
  4. Wal-Mart South
  5. Wal-Mart North
  6. Canadian Tire South
  7. Super Store
  8. Save On Foods eastside
  9. Bower Place

* A team will cover Costco Wholesale from December 10 to 24.

See this video for new volunteers and get familiarized with “Ringing the Bells” at the kettles:


Join us at 12:00 noon Thursday, November 22, 2018 for the Kettle Campaign Kick-off in the new Bower Place event centre (formerly the Sears store). The Salvation Army’s Major Larry Bridger will host the event with Mayor Tara Veer guest speaking. Musical entertainment will provide a festive atmosphere.

Emergency assistance, School weekend meals for students, New bed program, Seniors luncheons, Christmas Adopt a Family, Grocery, diaper, household basics, Clothing assistance, Summer camps, Daily bread distribution

A core value of The Salvation Army:
We reach out to others and care for them with respect, promoting the dignity of all persons.


Debbie Lang – Kettle Coordinator

Phone 403-346-2251