Volunteers, Bentonville city leaders and the Salvation Army will gather at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Harp’s Grocery Store in Bentonville to kick off the Red Kettle campaign.
The campaign will start the donation and fundraising season for the Salvation Army which receives most of its yearly budget during the months of November and December.
Most of the budget helps create a Christmas to remember for more than 2,000 less-fortunate children in Northwest Arkansas.
Donations will also help its programs that help the less-fortunate, those dealing with drug and alcohol problems and its shelters in Fayetteville and Bentonville.
In addition to donations, the Salvation Army is also looking for volunteers.
People can volunteer their time online or sponsor a kettle by going to the website redkettlevolunteer.org