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Thank you, Kootenai County, for continuing to put others first! You volunteered hundreds of hours and donated $247,983 to the Red Kettles.

Top Volunteer Kettle Groups

It takes a village to fully staff this fundraising opportunity!

A very special thank you to all who gave their time, including these top earning volunteer groups:

  • Windermere CDA $27,550.72
  • Kootenai County Mayors and Friends $15,256
  • Kroc Advisory Board $14,840.68
  • Kroc Staff $13,323.26
  • Northwest Specialty Hospital $6,268.33
  • Coeur d’Alene Rotary $4,697.56
  • Art & Trudy Elliott $4,020.56
  • Architects West $2,686.07
  • The Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene $2,560.38
  • Cub Scout Pack 3 $1,818.70.

Thank you to all the groups who rang in 2021!

  • Advisory Board
  • Architect's West
  • CDA Charter Academy NJHS
  • CDA Rotary
  • Charter National Honor Society
  • Chorale CDA
  • Coeur d'Alene Chamber
  • Coeur d'Alene Kiwanis
  • Cub Scout Pack 1
  • Cub Scout Pack 3
  • Educators Day
  • First Interstate Bank
  • Hayden Chamber
  • Keller Williams Realty
  • Kootenai County Fire & Rescue
  • Kroc Masters Swim Team
  • Kroc Staff
  • Kroc Water Polo Team
  • Lakeshore Realty
  • Mayors Day
  • Military Day
  • Murray Group
  • North Idaho Eye Institute
  • North Idaho Physical Therapy
  • North Idaho Stem Charter
  • Northwest Integrative Family Medicine
  • Northwest Specialty Hospital
  • P1FCU
  • Post Falls Chamber
  • Post Falls Kiwanis
  • Post Falls Rotary
  • Rotary Club of CdA Evening
  • Skyway 4th Grade
  • St Vincent DePaul
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Windermere CDA

Where the money goes:

100% of donations to The Salvation Army Kroc Center—at a Kettle, through the mail or online—stay in Kootenai County. Community Center expenses are already covered allowing donations to directly benefit these and other community outreach activities:

• $20 will teach a child lifesaving water skills
• $63 will shelter a family in crisis
• $225 will give a child a week at Camp Kroc
• $500 will provide Bibles and weekly mentoring for 15 youth
• $1,000 will prevent a family from becoming homeless
• $3,700 provides a 1-year mental health life-line to 10 veterans or seniors

Please enjoy these testimonials of life change from Abi, Conner, and Esmerelda. Your donations make a difference!

About Esmerelda and Pathway of Hope:

Some people’s lives have layers of complications that are so thick that they lose hope. Some may label them a “lost cause.” The Salvation Army’s 12-month Pathway of Hope allows us to slowly, strategically untangle those layers one by one. 

The Kroc Center chose two families for Pathway of Hope and offered to guide them to health and financial independence over the course of a year. Esmerelda escaped an abusive marriage and was scraping by as a single mom. To make matters worse, she was injured at work and needed surgery on both hands. She was desperate for physical relief and to be a good mom to her son. 

Thanks to our generous supporters, we have all the amenities of The Kroc Center at our disposal to help Esmerelda and her son. In addition to weekly guidance sessions with a social worker, we provided swimming lessons for Esmerelda to build confidence and a week of summer camp for her son to make friends and have access to positive male role models. We gave her a membership scholarship and connected her with the physical therapists at North Idaho Physical Therapy to rehabilitate her hands. We connected her with an English language tutor and are a volunteer who is helping her attain her GED.

Normally we would walk alongside a Pathway of Hope family for a full year but Esmerelda has achieved the goals that were established. Esmerelda has a better job, more confidence and has learned how to advocate for herself.

Your donations to the Red Kettles help support people in need in Kootenai County all year long.

Kroc Membership for All

Kettle funds allow us to offer Kroc membership scholarships to those who need it the most:
• Single Parents
• Veterans
• Those struggling with addiction or depression

Scholarship recipients pay a small portion of the full fee and receive access to all the healthy activities The Kroc Center has to offer in addition to the healing benefits of being part of a positive, prayerful community.

Families Feeding Families

Kettle funds will allow us to completely organize, prep and distribute food boxes to our 19 food bank partners throughout North Idaho including Priest River, Post Falls, St. Maries and Kellogg.

In 2020, we delivered over 1,000 food boxes. For February 2021, we’re seeing this same need.

Most of these families are working but struggle with paying monthly expenses including child care, gas, utilities and groceries. 


So far this year, 43 kids have received $150-worth of clothing and winter gear.

For many of these kids, they don’t have clothes that fit and have never had the experience of picking out new clothes in the sizes and styles that help them fit in at school.

We plan to clothe more children in Spring of 2021.

Raising Up the Next Generation

The Kroc Center annually invests more than $2 million in youth enrichment and mentoring activities. These include summer day camps, after-school transportation, and Mobile Kroc, where Kroc staff help run recess games that are providing positive role models and how to be a team player.

Kettle funds help provide a bright future for our children and make sure young men and women stay on the right path. We are offering a variety of activities so that every child can discover and grow their God-given talents.

Crisis Intervention

In the midst of tragedy, we can offer food, shelter, rent, heat assistance, and other practical support. 

These individuals are treated with dignity and shown God’s love, while seeking long-term solutions to their current misfortune.

Need Assistance?

Does someone you know need food, emergency assistance, or a safe place to belong? Please call our community outreach coordinator at 208.763.0679

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