College Football Teams In Pennsylvania Have Teamed Up to Help Their Neighbors In Need This Holiday Season!
Sign Up To Become a
Bell Ringer for a Day!
If You Are a College Football Player
and You Wish To Volunteer On
Football Ring Day
December 2, 2017
It Doesn't Take Much To Be A Good Bell Ringer,
Just a Smile & a Big Heart!
Volunteering His Time
By Being a Salvation Army "Bell Ringer"
Being A Bell Ringer
It Feels Good To Do Good
What does it mean to be a "Bell Ringer"? By donating your time as a Bell Ringer for The Salvation Army you are making a positive impact upon the lives of people in need within your community. For decades, the Salvation Army's Red Kettles, accompanied by the sound of bells ringing, have been a recognizable symbol of the holiday season and a long standing tradition in communities throughout America. During the Christmas season, Bell Ringers and their red kettles can be found on street corners, shopping centers, malls and various other public venues where they encounter passersby, many who generously donate cash and coins into the famous red kettles. All proceeds go towards programs and services that The Salvation Army provides for people and families in need of physical, emotional, financial and spiritual support- many of whom are from underserved, low socio-economic conditions who struggling, yet striving to improve the quality of their lives.
Over the years, countless numbers of volunteers across America, including celebrities, have contributed their time and enthusiasm by being Bell Ringers during The Salvation Army's Red Kettle fundraising campaign, helping The Salvation Army to raise the funds required to support year-round programs and services throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.
We Greatly Appreciate Your Time and Support!
Did You Know?
- In its 124th annual campaign, the Red Kettles raised $144.7 million in the U.S. in 2014. Kettle funds are used locally to provide a wide range of social services for those who need them most in communities nationwide.
- The Christmas Red Kettle debuted in San Francisco in 1891 in the guise of a crab pot. A depression had thrown many out of work, including hundreds of seamen and longshoremen. The campaign proved so successful that by 1900 it was imitated nationwide. Kettles are now used in such distant lands as Korea, Japan, Chile, and throughout Europe.
- More than 3.5 million people volunteer for The Salvation Army nationwide.
Giving Back This Holiday Season,
Coach Douds Leads The Way
The Salvation Army, along with the support of Couch Dennis Douds of East Stroudsburg University, is rallying teams of football players and cheerleaders
across Pennsylvania to serve as volunteer Bell Ringers on December, 2, 2017 during The Salvation Army's holiday season Red Kettle fundraising campaign.
Coaches, players, and supervising adults are able to
register as a volunteer Bell Ringer online. . .
CLICK HERE to Register.
As a Bell Ringer, you may be assigned to ring a bell in your community or an adjacent community.
A Salvation Army Officer or Coordinator will confirm your schedule and Red Kettle location that will be your responsibility.
Consider encouraging your family and friends to make a generous donation to kick-off your playing time!
You may wish to issue a competitive challege to a rival college to determine who can raise the greatest income for the day as well.
After you register, you will receive more information prior to December 2, 2017 regarding Football Ring Day.
Coach Dennis Doud, East Stroudberg University
The Salvation Army serves millions of people through dozens of services directly targeting the needs of local communities – from homelessness to disaster relief to substance abuse rehabilitation.
Through the public’s generosity in 2014, in the United States alone:
- The Salvation Army served nearly 57 million meals to the needy.
- 150,000 people received help through rehabilitation services.
- Almost 250,00 underprivileged children attended day care and summer day camps.
- The Army provided over 10 million nights of shelter.
- 231,000 people received help during times of disaster.
- More than 3 million families and children were served during the holidays.
- Over 1.5 million people received help through senior, medical and institutional services.
We Couldn't Help Others Without The Help Of Volunteers Like You!
The Salvation Army is one of the world’s largest and oldest providers of social services. Originally established in London in 1865, the Army has been helping people for 150 years internationally and for more than 130 years in the United States.
The Salvation Army USA comprises six separate Salvation Army corporations in the United States: National Headquarters, The Salvation Army World Service Office, Central Territory (Illinois corporation), Eastern Territory (New York corporation), Southern Territory (Georgia corporation) and Western Territory (California corporation).
- In 2014, The Salvation Army’s 3,600 officers, 63,000 employees and 3.3 million volunteers served nearly 30 million Americans in need. That’s almost one person, every second, every day.
- The Salvation Army’s faith-based mission calls it to meet human needs in His name without discrimination, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, physical disability, age, creed or religion.
- The Army has over 7,600 centers of operation covering nearly every ZIP code in the country.
- We also have a worldwide presence, providing assistance to people in 127 countries and territories around the world.
After our humble beginnings 150 years ago, The Salvation Army now serves in 127 countries worldwide. In 1880, the first official delegation of The Salvation Army arrived in America. Today, as the only charity to offer services in every ZIP code in the United States, we serve more than 30 million Americans every year. That includes 58.4 million meals, nightly shelter for 10.8 million people, treatment for 200,000 people in 142 rehabilitation facilities, more than 400 after-school programs, and immediate and long-term assistance following disasters to 382,000 people. Every year.
Our responses are immediate, but our mission is long-term. We are not simply looking for quick-fix, temporary solutions. Instead, our goal is to change lives. For good.
Doing The Most Good
To Help Those In The Greatest Need
Thank You For Volunteering!