Indiana Create-A-Kettle Challenge Recruiting Local Schools to Compete in Fundraiser

Oct 20, 2020 | by Stephanie Rex

INDIANA, Pa. (October 20, 2020) – Indiana County schools have the chance to Rescue Christmas for local families in need this year by participating in The Salvation Army’s Create-a-Kettle Challenge, organizing teams to raise funds for this year’s Red Kettle Campaign.

“Joining the Create-a-Kettle Challenge is easy, fun, and it’s all for a good cause,” said Lt. Candace Horsman, Commanding Officer of The Indiana Salvation Army. “Art students from each participating high school will decorate one of our provided tabletop kettles that will be placed in various community businesses from mid-November until the end of December. Your team of supporters can donate their loose change at the physical kettle or donate online on your team fundraising website.”

The Salvation Army is looking for more schools in Indiana to participate. Contact Lt. Horsman at to sign up and to create a team fundraising page for your school.

Participants will compete with other local schools to see who can raise the most money for families and individuals in need, with all proceeds supporting this year’s Red Kettle Campaign. All donations remain in the local community. So far, participating schools include Indiana Area, Penns Manor, Purchase Line, and United High Schools. 

To donate to one of the team pages, click here. The winning school will receive a plaque and bragging rights for the year.

The Salvation Army’s Annual Red Kettle Campaign supports families and individuals in need in Indiana with utility, rental, and food assistance; clothing and other basic needs; and free youth and senior programming.

Celebrating over 150 years of global service as both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 127 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log on to  The Salvation Army … doing the most good for the most people in the most need.


Stephanie Rex, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division

Email  |  Office: (412) 446-1642  |  Cell: (412) 463-2942

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