The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County
Press Release

Local Celebrities To Ring Bells For The Salvation Army


By - Dec 5th, 2022 12:49 pm

MILWAUKEE COUNTY – Local celebrities will gather at the Milwaukee Public Market on Friday, December 9 to ring bells in support of The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. The goal for the 2022 Christmas season is $4 million.

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.

Friday, December 9, 2022

WHERE: Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water Street, Milwaukee

HOW TO HELP: Donate in person at the Milwaukee Public Market, text Celebrity to 24365 and select the celebrity kettle you would like to support, or donate online at



Alley Faith (99.1 The Mix) – ringing for The Mix Request-a-Thon

Don Cohen (Santa)

Alex Corradetti and Frankie Jupiter (CBS 58)


Gerron Jordan and Diana Gutiérrez (WISN 12)

Alley Faith (99.1 The Mix) – ringing for The Mix Request-a-Thon

Chief Aaron Lipski (Milwaukee Fire Department)


Elaine Rojas-Castillo and Andrea Albers (TMJ4)

DJ GEE-A (99.1 The Mix) – ringing for The Mix Request-a-Thon

Carl Deffenbaugh and Derica Williams (FOX6)


Megan Carpenter and Brooke Brighton (Spectrum News 1)

The Wisconsin Diamond Dancers

Montse Ricossa and Alejandra Palacios (Telemundo Wisconsin)


Peggy Williams-Smith (President/CEO of VISIT Milwaukee)

Bernie Brewer (Milwaukee Brewers mascot)

Amanda Becker/Bryant McCray (CBS 58)


Steve Chamraz (TMJ4)

JMatt (Milwaukee influencer, HashtagMKE founder)

Roscoe (Milwaukee Admirals mascot)

BACKGROUND: The Salvation Army first invited celebrities to ring bells during the 2013 Red Kettle Campaign. In 2014, The Salvation Army introduced a competition component to Celebrity Bell Ringing Day. Celebrities participate in a friendly competition by ringing bells for one hour. Celebrities collect money in their kettles at Milwaukee Public Market and from donations made online through a special link. The individual/group who raises the most money receives a traveling trophy and recognition at our volunteer luncheon. Past winners include: Katie Crowther of TODAY’S TMJ4 (2014),  Christina Palladino of WISN 12 (2015), and Rebecca Klopf and Coreen Zell of TODAY’S TMJ4 (2016, 2017, 2018), Adrienne Pedersen and Derrick Rose of WISN 12 (2019), Chief Aaron Lipski and Asst. Chief Andrew Timm of the Milwaukee Fire Department (2020), and Carl Deffenbaugh and Suzanne Spencer of FOX6 (2021). The Salvation Army gives special thanks to every celebrity who has participated in the past and present for their support of the Red Kettle Campaign.   

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