Monday, December 10, 2012
Day 345: Put Money In A Bell Ringer's Kettle
If the timing works out and there is availability, I hope to be a bell ringer for the Salvation Army for one of my random acts. Chicago has some of the most fun bell ringers from people who dress up in costumes to people who sing like professionals. In fact, today, I even saw former White Sox slugger, Ron Kittle, ringing away and shaking hands (we never should have traded him for Ron Hassey). People who volunteer for the role of bell ringer voluntarily put themselves outside in some of the coldest days Chicago has to offer, so their dedication to the job is unquestioned. While driving around for work earlier in the day, I saw a bell ringer outside of a nearby Walgreens but didn't have any cash on me. To further emphasize the dedication, many hours later, I saw the same man in the same spot still collecting donations that will be turned into Christmas dinners, clothes and toys for those in need. Luckily by this point, I had some cash on me, so today, for my random act of kindness, I put money in a bell ringer's kettle. Oh, and if anyone from Salvation Army is reading, I would love to help out!