COLONIAL CAFE MATCH DAY DOUBLES CONTRIBUTIONS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9th;
In Support Of The Salvation Army In The Fox Valley Area
Fox Valley Area, IL (November 22, 2017) – Giving back to the community and supporting those in need is
crucial, especially during the holiday season when so many are without food and toys for their children. The
Salvation Army of the Fox Valley area red kettle campaign is a reminder that the need has no season and that
community support is vital to its success. In an effort to support their Christmas fundraising needs, Colonial
Cafe is offering a match of donations up to $30,000 throughout the Fox Valley area for the seventh annual
Colonial Cafe Match Day on Saturday, December 9 th .
Donations made to all the red kettles in St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Aurora, Naperville, Elgin, Algonquin,
Crystal Lake and McHenry County on Saturday, December 9 th will be matched up to $30,000. Special kettles
will be placed at Colonial Café locations in Naperville, Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Elgin, Aurora and two in St.
Charles. All contributions will stay local, and support the services and programs of the local Salvation Army
units. A special treat card will be given to donors at the red kettles courtesy of Colonial Cafe.
Colonial Cafe is a longtime friend and supporter of The Salvation Army. It is generational, according to Lt.
Betsy Clark, corps officer for The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps. She states, “Our partnership with Colonial
Cafe started with Joe K. Anderson back in 1951 and it continues today through the next generations who give
so generously all year round to The Salvation Army. We truly appreciate the Anderson family and their
For more information about the Colonial Café Match Day, please contact Lt. Betsy Clark, corps officer for The
Salvation Army St. Charles Tri-City Corps at 630-377- ARMY (2769).
VOLUNTEER BELLRINGERS NEEDED
Volunteers are needed to ring bells at the kettle sites throughout the Fox Valley through December 23 rd and
especially on Saturday, December 9th. Individuals and groups can signup online at www.registertoring.com or
by calling the following offices for assistance:
St. Charles (serving St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Campton Hills & Wayne) - 630-377- ARMY (2769)
Elgin (serving northern Kane county) - 847-741- 2304
Aurora (serving southern Kane and Kendall counties) – 630-897- 7265
Crystal Lake (serving McHenry County) - 815-455- ARMY (2769)
About The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division and Fox Valley Corps
In 2015, The Salvation Army celebrated its 150th worldwide anniversary and 130 years of service in Chicago and the Fox Valley area.
As one of the largest direct providers of social services in the state of Illinois, The Salvation Army operates more than 20 corps
community centers in the Metropolitan division, including the Fox Valley area, offering after-school programs, recreational activities and
music education, as well as disaster relief, shelter, meals, child care, senior services and more.
Lt. Betsy Clark Beverly Peterson
The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps, Commanding Officer The Salvation Army, Fox Valley Director of Development