It’s Christmas in July: Salvation Army kettles out this month in Attleboro


The Salvation Army in Attleboro will be out with the famous red kettles this month in an effort to raise money for various programs. Above, a collection during a previous Christmas season.

ATTLEBORO — Think of it as Christmas in July.

In an effort to help raise funds for its various programs, The Salvation Army will be ringing bells and manning red kettles at two city locations during the month of July.

Kettle workers will be accepting donations Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month outside Seabra and this coming Friday and Saturday at Market Basket.

The purpose of the bell ringing, which usually occurs during the holiday season, is to make up for funds that fell short during the traditional holiday campaign.

The Attleboro Salvation Army offers food and emergency financial assistance, youth programs, summer camps and more. To provide those services, the organization depends on community financial support.

Donations can also be mailed to The Salvation Army, 5 Mechanic St., Attleboro, MA 02703. Make checks payable to The Salvation Army of Attleboro. Bell ringer volunteers are also needed. Contact the Attleboro Corps, Salvation Army, at 508-226-8624.

Rick Foster can be reached at 508-236-0360.