Krewe of Kettles is a community art project and friendly competition between local businesses, artist, celebrities, and media personalities to raise money for The Salvation Army of Greater New Orleans during the month of July.

In addition to raising funds for the Army during a month with high demand and low income, the contest is an excellent way for your businesses or organizations to get exposure for “Doing The Most Good.” The Salvation Army will feature the contestants and their creations throughout the month on social media and in PR.

Current 2019 Krewe of Kettles Members:

Chalmette Refinery, Cox, Creative Finishes, Cricket Wireless, Demo Diva, Home Malone, Northwestern Mutual,  and Shipley Do-Nuts Old Metairie


We have 25 kettles available for adoption on a first-come-first-serve basis. Contact Michelle Linton, (504) 458-9689 or michelle.linton@uss.salvationarmy.org, to adopt your kettle today.


Decorate your kettle with a theme that represents the heart of your business, group, city, or one of The Salvation Army programs that you love. When decorating the Kettle, please remember that it must still be able to function when done.


Take selfies with you and your kettle and share with customers, members, and friends. Let them know you are helping homeless men, women, and children get a new start at a bright future and ask them to support you. Collect donations at your business or group meetings throughout July. In addition to collecting donations, your Kettle will get its very own online fundraising page with a link that you can share.


Your kettle must be dropped off no later than 4 pm on July 31, 2019, to qualify for Fundraising awards. You will still be able to collect donations through your Kettle’s online page until 11:59 pm.

Fundraising contest runs from July 1 through July 31, 2019.
Counting and judging happen on August 1, 2019.
Awards announced on August 2, 2019, in the following categories:

  • Top Fundraising Business / Organization Kettle
  • Top Fundraising Individual Kettle
  • Most Creative Business / Organization Kettle
  • Most Creative Individual Kettle
  • Top Fundraising Kettle Overall
  • Best of Show Kettle