WCTV Red Kettle Day going virtual this year

WCTV's Abby Walton and Mike McCall take part in WCTV's Red Kettle Takeover in 2019.
WCTV's Abby Walton and Mike McCall take part in WCTV's Red Kettle Takeover in 2019.(WCTV)
Published: Dec. 8, 2020 at 5:11 PM EST
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Over the years, on this day, you’d find the WCTV family at the Walmart off Thomasville Road, collecting your donations for the Salvation Army of Tallahassee. And every year, you show up BIG TIME. Over the past six years, you’ve helped us raise more than $16,000 to help those living in Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla counties.

However, due to COVID-19 concerns, we’re doing something different. While we may not be out “physically” ringing the bells, our passion for this organization and its mission of “Doing the Most Good” in our community hasn’t changed. That’s why we partnered with the Salvation Army to create a “virtual” kettle. By clicking the link provided and making a donation, it’s just like you’re putting money in one of our kettles. All the money, given through this page, WILL stay right here. We know while much has changed this year, the need of many families hasn’t. In fact, it’s become greater. BUT, in turn, so has the spirit of generosity.

So please give what you can. Whether you donate $1 or $100, know you are making a HUGE difference in our community. We’ll miss seeing your smiling faces and getting to talk with you this year, but rest assured, we’ll be back, in person, next year!

Thanks again for your continued support of this day. We hope you and your family have a joyous and healthy holiday season.

- The WCTV Family

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The sounds of the Salvation Army are a little different this holiday season.

In years past, WCTV would take a day in December to take over a red kettle and ring the Salvation Army bells to collect donations.

And, while those bells are still ringing in our area, so are the sounds of keyboards.

This year, due to COVID-19 concerns, more people are making online donations and that’s what we’re doing as well.

On Thursday, December 10, our 7th annual WCTV Red Kettle Takeover Day is going virtual.

“For a lot of people, it’s easier than going by the kettle. You can use your credit cards and your debit cards and different things like that, that you don’t necessarily have the option to at a kettle. So it’s so very simple and it’s so very vital,” said Julie Smith, Social Services and Program Coordinator at the Salvation Army of Tallahassee.

So on Thursday, December 10, head to our website or our Facebook or Twitter pages to find a donation link.

The Salvation Army of Tallahassee is setting up our very own online red kettle to make sure all of your donations stay right here in Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla counties.

Also, throughout the day on Thursday, WCTV will show you different stories about the programs and people the Salvation Army of Tallahassee serves.

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