Viterbo Rings

                                                                  
Justin Emily Nicole - Mall VU Residence Life
L-R: Justin Emily Nicole - Valley View Mall adopted by Viterbo Residence Life

On Saturday, December 11, 2021 the Viterbo community came together across La Crosse county to help raise money for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. We had 13 different locations across the area, 8 of which have been adopted by various Viterbo groups (see list below). In 2021, we raised $5,546 in our single day of bell ringing! CLICK HERE to view photos from this year!

Thank you for another successful Viterbo Rings!

Looking to serve with a group that adopted a location not listed on UGetConnected? Check out the list below and connect with the group you're looking to serve with.

Anyone empowered to continue serving on their own can sign up for bell-ringing shifts directly on the Salvation Army’s website by clicking here

Looking for a different opportunity to serve on 12/11?  Click here to help with the YMCA's Jingle Bell Run/Rudolph Dash!

Details about our Day

While you serve, please wear your favorite Viterbo gear and/or festive apparel to promote the holiday spirit and our Viterbo pride! 

Hospitality with a twist: Our Service Saturdays Team will be delivering hot chocolate and holiday cheer around to the locations. Below are a few reminders from Viterbo and the Salvation Army to stay safe while ringing bells this year

  • No more than 4 bell ringers at one location, per shift. Even if the people are from the same household or family unit.  This has been written into some of the kettle contracts with businesses, so please monitor that when reserving your shift (ex: If you plan to ring with a friend, but there is only 1 available spot for that location/shift, do not just show up.   

  • Maintain 6 ft at all times:  Bell Ringers must maintain 6 ft of distance from the donation kettle and other people throughout the duration of their shift.  

  • Masks required at all times:  Please follow all CDC safety guidelines to reduce risk during the global pandemic.   

  • Bring your own bells:  To reduce risk of COVID spread, please bring your own bells and/or festive apparel to brighten everyone's holiday spirit! 

CLICK HERE for a helpful and comical tutorial of "A Day in the Life of a Bell Ringer" from our friends at the Salvation Army.  

Transportation: Participants are responsible for their own transportation.  Please CLICK HERE to view the La Crosse MTU bus routes/timing that may help! 

Questions?:  Please email cgburnsgilbert@viterbo.edu or call Colin at 608-796-3846.

Photos from the day will be available here! Email any photos you have and want to be included in the album to communityengagement@viterbo.edu.  

 
Stephanie Lindsey Kids - JC Penneys Mall .jpg
L-R: Stephanie Lexi and Kids ringing in front of JC Penneys at Valley View Mall

 

Below are the groups that have adopted locations in 2021.  Thank you to everyone stepping in to serve!

Location

Time Frame

Indoor or Outdoor

Groups

Contact

Farm and Fleet - Onalaska

10am-8pm

Indoor

Pi Phi

Kerri Busteed

Hobby Lobby

12pm-8pm

Outdoor unless bad weather

Volleyball

Dave Simon

Woodman’s - Onalaska

10a-8p

Inside

Res Life

Margy Krogman

Festival - Holmen

10a-8p

Inside

Viterbo Alumni

Kathy Duerwachter

Walgreens (Rose St )

10a-8p

Inside

Bowling Teams

Sabrina Becker

Festival - Village

4p-8p

Inside

RA Floor

Sarah Zunker/Caitlin Hause

Walgreens (Mormon Coulee)

10a-8p

Inside

Chi Sigma Iota

Carol Smith/Fritz Noelke

Hansen’s IGA - West Salem

10a-8p

Inside

Honors

Matthew Bersagel Braley

 

 

Glena Kaylee and Dan ringing at Festival.jpg
L-R: Glena Kaylee and Dan ringing at Festival
Viterbo Rings Yearly Totals

2019 - $7,698.09

2018 - $5,652.14

2017 - $5,212.01