WAKR and The Salvation Army Announce “Kiss at the Kettle” Contest to Win Diamond Jewelry

Nov 2, 2023

Akron, OH, November 2, 2023 ––The Salvation Army and WAKR 93.5 radio are teaming up to drive donations to its Red Kettles this Christmas season with a social-media-based contest called Kiss at the Kettle.

Anonymous donors provided a 1-carat total diamond weight woman’s white gold ring and a man’s quarter carat diamond weight white gold diamond ring to be given for the most creative “Kiss at the Kettle”.

The promotion runs from November 3,, 2023 through Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 6pm while The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is running in Summit County at area retail stores.

To enter, take a picture of a “Kiss at the Kettle” at any Red Kettle location (participating Acme Fresh Market, Giant Eagle, Hobby Lobby, Sam’s Club or Walmart) in Summit County and create a public post on your Facebook profile, including the following: 1) Photo of the kiss 2) Name of the retail outlet at which your photo was taken, like Acme Montrose 3) Date the photo was taken, and 4) the hashtag #KissAtTheKettle. Photo must contain the Red Kettle Stand and show The Salvation Army logo. Do not include the bell ringer in the photo unless they agree to be photographed. One entry per person.

The Grand Prize winner will be selected at random and receive the pair of diamond rings donated by special friends of The Salvation Army.  

No kettle donation is necessary to win, but the joy of helping The Salvation Army in its mission is a big plus to participants.  “With our community feeling the impact of inflation and the strained economy, there is a sustained increase in requests for food, rent and utility assistance,” said Capt. Albert-Watson.  “A successful Red Kettle Christmas campaign in 2023 is needed to support the life-changing programs we provide all year long.”   

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