CBS 58 and Telemundo Wisconsin take part in Celebrity Bell Ringing Day for Milwaukee County Salvation Army

NOW: CBS 58 and Telemundo Wisconsin take part in Celebrity Bell Ringing Day for Milwaukee County Salvation Army

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The holiday season means a familiar sound while shopping for gifts that are destined to go underneath the Christmas tree, and that is the sound of Salvation Army bells ringing during the annual Red Kettle Campaign.

As Salvation Army volunteers ring and collect donations in their red kettles, 87 cents of every dollar benefits over 80 programs and services provided in Milwaukee County.

This year, a fun competition is taking place through Friday, Dec. 9 featuring some of the local talents you know from CBS 58 and its beloved sister station, Telemundo Wisconsin. Each local celebrity is competing to see who can earn the most for the Salvation Army on their behalf!

Donations are being accepted online immediately, but the well-known faces will be hitting some local communities in and around Milwaukee on Friday to ring the bells and collect in their kettles in person.

There are multiple ways to take part in the celebrity bell-ringing competition:

  • Visit the 2022 Celebrity Bell Ringing Day webpage online and choose your favorite personality!
    • Those who forget the link can have it sent to a mobile device by texting "celebrity" to 24365.
  • On Friday, visit the Milwaukee Public Market.
    • Donate to CBS 58's Alex Corradetti and Frankie Jupiter from 11:00 a.m. until noon.
    • Donate to Telemundo Wisconsin's Montse Ricossa and Alejandra Palacios from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    • Donate to CBS 58's Amanda Becker and Bryant McCray from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

While the competition is all in a fun spirit with the only reward being bragging rights, the reasons to donate are very real and very critical, especially during winter and the holidays.

Red Kettle Campaign donations support dozens of programs and services in Milwaukee County, including the Feed The Kids summer meals program, the Toy Shop program, the Backpack and School Supplies program, Coats for Kids, Christmas Family Feast and the Emergency Lodge homeless shelter.

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