The Salvation Army of Syracuse kicks off kettle season with kettles at Destiny USA, Tops Friendly Markets, Nichol's Supermarkets, and Hobby Lobby. Kettles will begin at Price Chopper on November 15th and they will begin at Walmart on November 20th. This year, The Salvation Army of Syracuse will have 32 live kettles across Onondaga County until December 24th. This number is down from a normal 45 live kettles in previous years. The Salvation Army does not ring on Sundays or on Thanksgiving. Kettles will be available for shoppers to donate from 11am to 7pm at the various locations. The funds raised through the organization’s iconic red kettles remain at risk this year while requests for services are at an all-time high. New this year, donors can give through PayPal and Venmo! In 2019, The Salvation Army launched QR codes at the kettles which allowed for giving through Apple Pay and Google Pay, but now, PayPal and Venmo are options too. The kettle goal this year is $220,000 for Onondaga County. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year.