Be a bellringer for Salvation Army of McHenry County

  • Sign up for a two-hour shift to be bell ringer for the Red Kettle campaign for The Salvation Army of McHenry County. Last year's campaign raised over $200,000.

    Sign up for a two-hour shift to be bell ringer for the Red Kettle campaign for The Salvation Army of McHenry County. Last year's campaign raised over $200,000. Daily Herald file photo

 
 
Posted11/16/2021 12:37 PM

The Salvation Army of McHenry County, one of the largest social service providers, is in great need of bell ringers through Christmas Eve. Bell ringing is its biggest source of income. Just a two-hour commitment is all that is asked of volunteers.

Bell ringing is an opportunity to give back to McHenry County, get involved in the holiday season and have a lot of fun. Bell ringing locations are available throughout McHenry County

 

Funds raised locally, stay local to support youth, adult, and senior programming, as well as emergency services and homeless prevention year-round.

During the holiday season, funding supports a free community Thanksgiving dinner and toys for children in need. In 2019, The Salvation Army provided over 8,000 gifts to local children through the Christmas Toyland Shop and Angel Tree program.

Support from the bellringing program raised more than $200,000 in the red kettles last year due to the generosity of time from volunteers and donations from the community.

Bell Ringers are needed throughout the holiday season.

Those interested can go to www.registertoring.com to register or call (815) 455-2769 for more information.

This year, Covid-19 restrictions will be applied, including requiring all bell ringers to wear masks as well as disinfecting all bells, badges and kettles.

The Salvation Army of McHenry County has served the communities in McHenry County for more than 27 years of dedicated service. The McHenry County Corps provides meals, clothing, school supplies, toys, financial, and spiritual assistance to individuals and families in need. The McHenry County Corps is located in Crystal Lake at 290 W. Crystal Lake Ave. and is part of The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division.

0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
Article Comments
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.