The Salvation Army Introduces “Kettle Pay”

Red Kettles in The Greater Baton Rouge Area now offer digital donation capabilities through Apple Pay and Google Pay

As we move toward becoming a cashless society, The Salvation Army is making it easier for donors to give back during the Christmas season by making a gift with Apple Pay or Google Pay at the iconic Red Kettles, by placing smart chips and QR codes on Red Kettle signs across the country, allowing shoppers to simply “bump” or scan their phones to make a digital donation.

Shoppers will be directed to a custom donation page accepting Apple or Google payment options. Donated funds are then distributed to local Salvation Army units based on the donor’s billing Zip Code, Donors will receive an email receipt sent directly to their phone.

Major Donald Tekautz, Commanding Officer of the Salvation Army Capital Region noted “Kettle Pay makes it even easier for donors to join The Salvation Army’s Fight for Good! It provides an opportunity for people to fight for the millions of Americans experiencing poverty by raising money for Salvation Army programs in their communities, including food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless and Christmas assistance for families in need.”

Donations are accepted at any of the more than 25,000 traditional Red Kettles found on street corners and in front of stores, online at, or on your phone by texting KETTLE to 91999.

To learn more and join The Salvation Army in the #FightForGood, visit