Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
Jay Wolf, ringing his Salvation Army bell on Friday, Nov. 23, also sang Christmas carols to add to his stint at the Red Kettle.

Red Kettle campaign underway

Email News Alerts

In 1891, Captain Joseph McFee wanted to help the poor people in San Francisco, especially for the coming Christmas season, but he didn't know where to get funding for his project.

He remembered, during his earlier days as a sailor in Liverpool, England, seeing a large kettle called "Simpson's Pot" where passengers of boats that docked at Stage Landing tossed coins to help the poor.

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness