Christmas Opportunities

Thousands of families in the Greater Augusta Area struggle to provide Christmas gifts and toys to their children. The Salvation Army, working collaboratively with our community, provides these families with a wonderful Christmas. This year, we invite you to join us in continuing this tradition!

 

Bell Ringing at the Red Kettle
The Salvation Army is widely known for its outreach during the Christmas season. Since 1891, our iconic red kettles have been a familiar Salvation Army tradition. Money raised through these kettles provides much needed funding for The Salvation Army's free programs throughout the year, and we depend on local volunteers to ring bells at various kettle locations to encourage these donations.

Our kettle season begins with our Kettle KickOff Event in early November and ends by Christmas Eve. Volunteers are needed Monday- Saturday in a variety of locations throughout the Greater Augusta Area. Individuals, churches, schools, businesses, and other organizations can sign up to ring for shifts, whole days, or for an entire season.

There are so many ways to make this an exciting event for your team: bring posters, decorate Christmas hats or sweaters, sing carols or bring your instruments to get holiday shoppers in the Christmas Spirit! Get creative! We'll provide all of your supplies and drop them off at your location for your shift!

To sign up as a Volunteer Bell Ringer contact the Volunteer Coordinator at: 706.434.3185.

 

Angel Tree
The Angel Tree Program brings the joy of Christmas to children from families in need with the help of generous sponsors. Gifts purchased by sponsors are given by The Salvation Army to parents who may then experience the pride of providing gifts for their children and the treasure of sharing in their excitement.

Corporate Angel Tree Supporter
Host an Angel Tree at your place of business, church or club to adopt local needy children at Christmas! 

Adopt a Stocking and Help a Local Child
Fill an empty stocking some stocking stuffer for needy area children. We provide you with the stockings, topper and stocking stuffer ideas for 2-4 year olds, 5-7 year olds, 8-10 year olds or 11-12 year old boys and girls.

Red Kettle Campaign MATCH Sponsor
Sponsor a Kettle this Christmas with a matching gift challenge dollar-for- dollar! Challenge kettle donors with the opportunity to double their gift by sponsoring a kettle with a match up to a dollar level that you  choose. The Salvation Army’s Red Kettles are one of the most highly recognized symbols of benevolence during the Christmas season. A great opportunity for your business to benefit from that visibility, and support our community at the same time. We will display your business, organization or family name on the kettle stand letting everyone know you’ve sponsored that kettle and matching the gifts. Choose to ring the bell at your MATCH kettle, with your employees wearing Company shirts or name tags. 

Christmas Warehouse
As Christmas nears, food, toys and stockings will fill the Salvation Army Christmas Warehouse to be distributed to thousands of local families in need. We need lots of volunteers to work various shifts throughout the week. Come be one of Santa's Helpers! Volunteers play an integral part in sorting, organizing, bagging, and distributing these gifts.

Paper Kettles
Paper Kettles are Point-of-Sale Fund Raising alternative to the traditional Red Kettles collecting donations at businesses and engaging customers.

 

For more information regarding any of these programs, contact:
John Sebby
Development Director
john.sebby@uss.salvationarmy.org
706.434.3177