Traditional Kettles

The Red Kettle Campaign is The Salvation Army’s largest, yearly annual fundraiser. This campaign raises funds for many of the year-round programs we offer the local community including our Emergency Shelter, Food and Clothing Bank. During the holiday season, volunteer groups are needed in a variety of ways to help make this campaign a success. See these opportunities below to find out how you can help!

  • Kettle Bell Ringers: Ring bells at kettle stands throughout Lexington with your group between November 29th-December 24th. Individuals, church groups, civic clubs, businesses, and families are all welcome to ring the bell at a kettle stand for a day. We request that volunteer groups commit to a four-hour shift.
  • Drivers: Transport bell ringers to their kettle stand during the morning shift (9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.), and transport drivers back to The Salvation Army during the evening shift (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
  • Driver’s Assistant: Ride with drivers during the evening shift (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) to assist in coordinating kettles and bell ringers back to The Salvation Army.  

To volunteer in Lexington or Nicholasville, please contact Krista Whitaker at krista.whitaker@use.salvationarmy.org or (859) 252-7706, ext. 117.

To volunteer in Georgetown, please contact their offices at (502) 863-1551.

Bell Ringers


Online Kettles

The Salvation Army's online kettles allow you to raise donations by sharing your online kettle link with your family and friends! 

For information regarding online kettles, please contact Joanna Weaver at joanna.weaver@use.salvationarmy.org or (859) 252-7706, ext. 147.