Become a Red Kettle Sponsor

Christmas is a time for doing kindnesses that change hearts and lives.

Support for our Red Kettle fundraiser helps us reach our Christmas Campaign goal.  Reaching that goal means much more than hitting a benchmark; it means we have fuel to power our next year of service in Fond du Lac and the surrounding county.

Businesses, churches, organizations, foundations, schools and philanthropists choose how best to express their compassion through the Red Kettle Campaign, as:    

Presenting Sponsor, the umbrella sponsor over campaign events and opportunities;

Large Floor-Standing Red Kettle Host, positioning a kettle and bell ringer at your establishment the duration of the campaign season;

Miniature Countertop Red Kettle Host, positioning a small kettle in prominent location for the duration of the campaign;

Special “Pop Up” Red Kettle Appearance Sponsor, helping large Red Kettles “pop up” at Christmas events throughout community;

Red Kettle “Meet or Beat” Sponsor, setting the contribution bar high with an initial Red Kettle donation & then challenging community (and competitors) to meet or beat you;

Red Kettle Event Host, collaborating with us on an event to benefit the Red Kettle Campaign

Red Kettle Outstanding Achievements Recognition Sponsor, celebrating exemplary efforts of community with trophies and awards

Sponsors receive appreciation and recognition in many forms, including media exposure from media partners KFIZ, 107.1 The Bull, Sunny 97-7, 96.1 The Rock, AM1170, Campbellsport News, The Reporter, Action, and Next Media,

And those who come to us in need receive a network of resources because the biggest hearts of our community united behind the Red Kettle Christmas Campaign on their behalf. 

Contact us for more on this year’s Red Kettle fundraiser and Christmas Campaign. 

Ring Bells

Christmas is a time for doing kindnesses that change hearts and lives.

When you put on your best smile and ring a bell alongside a Salvation Army Red Kettle, your kindness changes lives.

Your help makes all the difference in our ability to serve. Bell ringing attracts the change we need to continue our warming shelter, food pantry, youth programs, spiritual outreach, crisis services, sufficiency programs and a Pathway of Hope program that’s one of the top in the nation. Click here to learn more about our services. 

Bell ringers have so many choices:  

Choose your shift/s 3500 two hour shifts available
Your location Ring inside or outside businesses hosing Red Kettles throughout the community
Your day/s Monday through Saturday
Your frequency Volunteer as often as your schedule allows
Your style Volunteer yourself, with a friend, your family, your pet.
Ring, sing, dance, or simply share holiday greetings






Enter Bell ringing Competition.   Groups from schools, churches, businesses, organizations, service clubs, register with us as a team. The top youth and adult groups who cover the most bell ringing shifts will each be award a handsome traveling trophy created by Hoppers, along with recognition as the season’s  Outstanding Red Kettle Youth Bell ringing Team and the Outstanding Red Kettle Adult Bell ringing Team. Winners will choose representatives to accept the trophy and be our guests at our annual Civic Lunch and Report to Community

2017 Top Youth Bell Ringing Team: Waters Elementary


2017 Top Adult Bell Ringing Team: Rotary Club


Contact us to learn more about bell ringing.
Click here to sign up now to ring bells for The Salvation Army Fond du Lac Corps this year.

Help During Disasters

The Best Way to Help
During disasters, the best way you can help survivors is to contribute financially. Cash donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors without incurring many of the costs associated with sorting, packing, transporting and distributing donated goods. Salvation Army disaster services are funded entirely by donors, and The Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations.

The Salvation Army has opportunities for you to serve in times of disaster with volunteer teams. We provide training across a wide range of volunteer support services and keep you connected with your local Salvation Army for updated information.

If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please visit our national disaster services website.

Contribute Your Time and Items We Need

There are numerous ways for you, your family, your business, school, church and civic organization to help us, help others. We appreciate your help:
  • Praying for us and those we serve.
  • Exploring our volunteer opportunities, and signing up to share your compassionate heart and helping hands to help us serve. Click here.
  • Donating items we need. Scroll down to see our list.  Click here to print.
  • Organizing a collection of any of the items we need at your school, church, club, organization or place of employment. Contact our Community Resource Development Director to get started. Click here for 15 Collection Tips.
                                          Calendar of Our Annual Resource Needs

Birthday & Celebration Supplies: Families working hard to “better” their circumstances do not have extra resources to celebrate special events as children’s birthdays. Our Celebration Supply Closet makes celebrating these magical milestones possible.

We need: Birthday-themed paper plates, cups, napkins, table covering, cake mixes, frosting, birthday candles, books, board games


Food for Brown Bag Lunch (17,000 free  lunches annually)
Individually packaged fruit snacks, granola bars, juice boxes, 8 oz. water bottles, individual fruit/applesauce cups, peanut butter & jelly

Supplies for Back to School: School counselors identified these reoccurring and often unmet needs: New socks in children & adult sizes, bus passes, new earbuds, new children’s underwear.


New & gently used coats Donate new/gently used (pockets in good repair, no tears or holes, zippers in good working order) coats in children and adult sizes and help us keep Fond du Lac warm!

Thanksgiving and Christmas meal supplies: Main dish meats (turkeys, roasts, Cornish hens, chickens, hams), boxed stuffing, canned cranberries, instant mashed potatoes, canned green beans, cream of mushroom soup 


Supplies and meals for Fond du Lac County’s only warming shelter

Toys & Gifts for Christmas: The Salvation Army annually reaches out to individuals and parents who are struggling to “make ends meet. We gather their Christmas lists, then fill as many as we can. This program embodies the spirit of Christmas.

We need: Individuals & families to participate in our Adopt-a-Family and Angel Tree programs, new books suitable for children, teens and adults, earbuds, movie passes, board games, crock pots, slippers, winter scarves, fashion scarves, “fun” fuzzy socks, hand care gift sets

Year Round

Food for Fond du Lac County’s largest food pantry

Hygiene, personal care, laundry & cleaning supplies 

Pathway of Hope and self-sufficiency supplies

New & gently used items for our Thrift Store


  Together, we’re “Doing the Most Good” for Fond du Lac County. Thank you.