Warm or cool, rain or shine, this is the season of ringing bells and these people warm my heart.
This is why I have declared it “be nice to a bell-ringer week”
I made a personal pledge several years ago to always find something to drop in the famous red kettle. I encourage you to make a similar commitment this season. This means you’ll need to be prepared with singles in your wallet and/or change in your pocket. If you have children talk to them about The Salvation Army and get them involved too. I stood inside Walmart for a few minutes on Monday and was amazed at how many people walk past the bell ringer without even seeming to notice. Sad.
Your *sprinkle* this week is to notice these dedicated people.
Say Thank You.
or, even better …
purchase a $10.00 gift card inside the store and hand it to your bell-ringer on the way out. Drop some change in the kettle and say “This is for the Salvation Army and this is for you!”