While some may think it is still a little early to unpack the holiday decorations, The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma has been hard at work planning Christmas programs for several months. Now, as the red kettles are appearing outside stores and Angel Trees are being set up, volunteers are needed to help ensure men, women, and children in need throughout our community experience the joys of Christmas.

Volunteer as a Bell Ringer – Register to Ring

The Salvation Army needs volunteer bell ringers from November 12 to December 24, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The annual Red Kettle Campaign is one of the Army’s primary fundraising efforts of the year. Every dollar collected in the red kettles support the wide range of services and programs provided throughout the year right here in Central Oklahoma, including feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, offering emergency financial assistance, providing toys to disadvantaged children, and more.

For more than 100 years, The Salvation Army’s red kettles have been a symbol of good will during the holiday season. “This year, signing up and volunteering as a bell ringer is easier than ever!” said Major Charles Powell, area commander of The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma. “Go to www.RegisterToRing.com and simply select the location, date and time you would like ring. You can split a shift with a friend or sign up as a group. Individuals, families, groups of friends or co-workers, and church groups are welcome.”

Volunteer to Support the Angel Tree Program 

Through the generous support of community donors, The Salvation Army will provide gifts for over 2,600 children and seniors this year. We are seeking volunteers to help manage Angel Tree locations and later help sort and distribute gifts to program participants.  For more information or to sign up as an Angel Tree volunteer, please contact us at 405-246-1107 [Oklahoma County] or 405-364-9910 [Cleveland County].

Angel Trees will be up at Quail Springs Mall and Sooner Mall beginning on November 16th.

For other volunteer opportunities please call The Salvation Army at 405-246-1107. To donate, please visit TSAOK.org and go to Ways You Can Help.