Union Bell Ringing Day 2022

AmberAFL-CIO, Community Engagement, Volunteer

Union Bell Ringing Day for the Salvation Army is a long-standing tradition. For more than 25 years, members of numerous unions have become volunteer bell ringers. As a result, more money is raised for our local community’s children and families. The tradition takes place every year on the first Saturday in December.

As a part of the AFL-CIO and United Way partnership, United Way of the Ozarks helps coordinate our union community’s participation on this day. This year, union volunteers were stationed at 10 bell ringing locations in an effort to help families in the Ozarks.



Donations to the kettles stay local and directly impact the lives of our neighbors. These funds help support:

  • Social services assistance.
  • Homeless shelters.
  • Disaster relief.
  • Children’s programs.
  • Rehabilitation services.
  • Anti-human trafficking, and more.

By ringing the bell, unions create positive change in our local community.

Our union community is strong in solidarity and shows us what it means to LIVE UNITED.