Colonial Cafe Matches Salvation Army Donations Saturday, Dec. 9

Colonial Cafe Matches Salvation Army Donations Saturday, Dec. 9

A St. Charles-based business has agreed to match donations made Saturday, Dec. 9, to Kane County area Salvation Army kettles, up to $30,000.

Colonial Cafe, which has been involved with The Salvation Army in the Tri-Cities area since 1951, said this week that it will match donations made Saturday to all the red kettles in St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Aurora, Naperville, Elgin, Algonquin, Crystal Lake and McHenry County.

Beverly Peterson, Fox Valley regional development director, said giving back to the community and supporting those in need is crucial, “especially during a shortened holiday season that is affecting our red kettle campaign this year.”

This is the seventh annual Colonial Cafe Match Day. The Anderson family, owners of Colonial Cafe, have partnered with The Salvation Army since the relationship started with Joe K. Anderson more than six decades ago. As part of a tradition, family members will be ringing bells at Colonial Cafe locations during Match Day.

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, organizers said, 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 Café.

For more information about the Colonial Cafe Match Day, please contact Lt. Betsy Clark, corps officer for The Salvation Army St. Charles Tri-City Corps at 630-377-ARMY (2769).

Volunteer Bell-Ringers Needed

Volunteers are needed to ring bells at the kettle sites throughout the Fox Valley through Dec. 23 and especially on Saturday, Dec. 9. Individuals and groups can signup online at 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)

SOURCE: Salvation Army news release

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