There are always a lot of volunteer opportunities for kids around the Christmas holidays. One of the most recognizable ones is The Salvation Army Bell Ringers! The money raised in the little red kettles goes to help local needs such as providing food and clothing to people in the community. Rachel and I volunteered for a three hours time slot in front of Hobby Lobby in Lewisville.
The Lewisville office of the Salvation Army is desperate for more volunteers and it it's not too late to sign up. Just click HERE and find a time slot and location that works for you. If you are outside of the Lewisville, TX area then click HERE and search for other bell ringer opportunities around the country.
Someone from the Salvation Army main office brought the kettle, aprons, and bells to us. The sign stays stored just inside the Hobby Lobby for the next bell ringer. The work was easy so it a great volunteer opportunity to do with your kids and family. You just ring the bell, smile, and greet people as they enter and leave the store. Usually people smile back and drop money in the bucket. One person said that The Salvation Army had been a great help to her mom and she was happy to donate. I was sad to see how many people looked rushed and stressed as they were out shopping so we tried really hard to be cheerful and wish them a Merry Christmas. It was fun and we even got to let a few little kids ring the bell for us!
If you have a few hours before Christmas, please consider signing up to be a Salvation Army Bell Ringer. Just click HERE and be a blessing to others in our community.