The Green Bay Packers will continue the tradition of supporting the Salvation Army during the holiday season this year in several ways, including through an online auction of autographed items and virtual meet-and-greets as well as bell ringing.
Packers player-autographed items and virtual meet-and-greets are available for bid via online auction, with all proceeds going to the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign helping those in need during the holidays.
Donors can bid on autographed jerseys, footballs and helmets, as well as Zoom meet-and-greet sessions. Items from Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, AJ Dillon, Aaron Jones and Kenny Clark, and meet-and-greet sessions from Adams, Dillon, Jones and Clark are available at bidpal.net/redkettleauctiongb21. Bidding opens today and runs until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14.
The auction will also feature a Virtual Red Kettle for fans to make donations online.
Additionally, on Tuesday, Dec. 14, as part of Green Bay Packers Give Back Day, the Packers will be matching all funds donated to the Virtual Red Kettle and at Red Kettles around Green Bay up to $15,000. To encourage donations, Packers employees will ring bells throughout Green Bay, De Pere and Ashwaubenon including at area Festival Foods and Fleet Farm locations, as well as inside the Bay Park Square Mall.
The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay needs more volunteers for this year's campaign, with thousands of volunteer bell ringing shifts still available. Volunteers can sign up to ring at RegisterToRing.com. The virtual kettle option will also be available to help those who won't be able to donate or volunteer in person. With the continued challenges of COVID-19 this year, many people in the Green Bay area are in need of support from the Salvation Army's programs.
All proceeds from Red Kettle donations will benefit The Salvation Army's annual Christmas campaign. Many of the organization's programs operate only because of the money received through Red Kettle donations. All proceeds raised go toward aiding needy families, seniors and the homeless in Green Bay.
For more information on the Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay, visit centralusa.salvationarmy.org/greenbay.
Note: Members of the media are invited to cover the bell ringing from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the De Pere Festival Foods location. Packers community outreach senior coordinator Amanda Wery will be available for interviews.