THANK YOU KOOTENAI COUNTY! You donated $312,501.80 to The Salvation Army Red Kettles and every penny counts!

While The Center itself is completely funded by membership dues and The Kroc endowment, community outreach programs rely on donations to help struggling neighbors in Kootenai County all year round.

  • $25 can feed a single mom or dad and 2 kids
  • $63 can shelter a family in crisis
  • $150 can completely outfit a child with warm, winter clothing
  • $225 can give a child a week at Camp
  • $500 can provide Bibles and weekly mentoring for 15 youth
  • $1,000 can prevent a family from becoming homeless 

We had a very tough goal this year to raise $190,000 and you helped us blow that goal out of the water! More than $312,501.80 was raised from all Kettle locations and events! 100% of Kettle funds stay in Kootenai County.

Kettle Team Challenge Winners

Most Money Raised:
Kroc Center Staff with $23,619 from online and in-person Kettle donations

Most Creative Fundraiser:
Vern Newby who collected donations in lieu of landscaping work, raised money from this Bible study group, and hosted a virtual kettle

Most Kettle Volunteer Hours:
Kroc Center staff with 162 (unpaid) volunteer hours

Highest % Increase Over Last Season:
Art & Trudy Elliot who raised $78 in 2019 and $4,100 in 2020

Rookie of the Year:
Kootenai Health Physicians who collected $1,290 in their first year!

Top Real Estate Group:
Windermere for the 4th year in a row, collecting $16,531!

Top Chamber of Commerce:
Post Falls for the 3rd year in a row, collecting $2,349!

Top School:
CdA Charter Academy

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:

  • Kroc Staff: $23,619.66 
  • Kroc Advisory Board: $21,235.82 
  • Windermere Real Estate: $16,530.90 
  • Mayors of Kootenai County: $14,660.95 
  • Architect's West: $ 7,299.66 
  • Northwest Specialty Hospital: $6,130.76 
  • Coeur d'Alene Rotary: $5,396.96 
  • Art & Trudy Elliott: $4,100.00 
  • First Interstate Bank: $2,852.00 
  • Friends of Bill Conner: $2,794.45 
  • Post Falls Chamber: $2,349.39 
  • Keller Williams Realty: $2,045.61 
  • Marimn Health: $2,000.00 
  • CdA Elks: $1,805.47 
  • Heritage Health: $1,787.57 
  • Coeur d'Alene Chamber: $1,755.80 
  • Rotary Club of CdA Evening: $1,487.37 
  • Umpqua Bank: $1,461.68 
  • Masters Swimming: $1,443.33 
  • St Vincent De Paul: $1,320.55

Thank you to all the groups who rang or had virtual kettles in 2020!

  • Alpha Delta Kappa
  • Architect's West
  • Art & Trudy Elliott
  • C21 Real Estate
  • Calypsos Coffee
  • Canfield Mentors
  • CDA Charter Academy
  • CdA Elks
  • CdA Portfolio Realty
  • Chorale Coeur d'Alene
  • City of Cda
  • Coeur d'Alene Chamber
  • Coeur d'Alene Rotary
  • Coeur Group
  • Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty
  • Cub Scout Pack 1
  • Cub Scout Pack 3
  • Embrace Realty Group
  • Family Healthcare of Post Falls
  • First Interstate Bank
  • Fred Meyer
  • Friends of Bill Conner
  • Hayden Chamber
  • Heritage Health
  • ICCU
  • KCFR Local 2856
  • Keller Williams Realty
  • Kiwanis Club of CdA
  • Koot. County Fire & Rescue
  • Kootenai Health Docs
  • Kroc Advisory Board
  • Kroc Staff
  • Kroc Water Polo Club
  • Lady d Alenes
  • Lakeshore Realty
  • Marimn Health
  • Masters Swimming
  • Mayors of Kootenai County
  • Mix It Up
  • North Idaho College Athletics
  • North Idaho Physical Therapy
  • Northwest Specialty Hospital
  • P1FCU
  • PEO
  • Play Care
  • Post Falls Chamber
  • Post Falls Kiwanis
  • Post Falls Rotary
  • Rathdrum Edward Jones
  • Rathdrum Chamber
  • Rotary Club of CdA Evening
  • Skyway 4th Grade
  • St Vincent De Paul
  • Top This
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Windermere Real Estate

Holiday Help

Your donations have already helped:

  • 228 children in desperate need of winter clothing

  • 70 families or seniors with food, heat or shelter

  • 45 youth in need of positive activities and role models 

Your Salvation Army Kroc Center can flex to meet a person’s specific circumstances. For one family, it was Christmas presents for their children after a fire. 
For another family, it was showers, diapers and emergency shelter after they lost their business. For one elderly woman, it was food and a furnace repair.
For many, it was a word of prayer and a friendly face during their darkest days.

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.

Food & Shelter

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

(208) 763-0592
[email protected]

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