One of the things I love about my employer: for the last couple of years, The News-Gazette has encouraged its employees to sign up on teams to ring bells for Salvation Army kettles.
It's turned into a friendly competition around here, so I wanted to give my team a quick plug. If you're near Sam's Club in north Champaign tomorrow, will you stop by and drop some change? We'll be there between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
My shift is for an hour in early afternoon, but my team members (led by my baking friend Erin Lippitz) have been known to sing and otherwise entertain other would-be donators, so come by any time.
It's for a great cause, and I always find ringing the bell puts me in the holiday spirit. I hope putting a few coins in our kettle will do the same for you.
Photo is from last year's bell ringing experience.