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The Salvation Army will host our annual Red Kettle Luncheon on Tuesday, April 24 at the Sheraton in Downtown Seattle. This important event will raise funds for programs and services here in King County that feed the hungry, clothe and shelter the homeless, provide domestic violence aid, counseling, programs to youth and much more.

Please join us to learn more about the work of the The Salvation Army here in King County. Admission to the luncheon is free, and reservations are available HERE.

We respectfully request that each guest make a minimum donation of $200 at the event. Donations are tax-deductible, and will be used to fund programs and services to help those in need in our community. Donations of $300+ will be matched.

To view photos from last year's event, please click HERE. To learn more about The Salvation Army, please visit KingCounty.SalvationArmy.org or follow us on social media:


Thank you for being a part of this important event. Your support allows The Salvation Army to continue its life-saving work in the community.


This year, we are excited to have a matching gift opportunity! 

Thank you to the many individual donors who have committed donations to the Red Kettle Challenge – these donors have pledged gifts to be used as matching funds at The Red Kettle Luncheon.

Together, these donors have created a fund that will be used to match every gift of $300+ donated at the luncheon. With this challenge, many gifts will be immediately doubled – to help more people in our community!

Thank you to the individuals who are funding our Red Kettle Challenge.








The “Arthur S Langlie” Award

The Arthur S. Langlie Award is presented annually to an individual, foundation, or corporation, to recognize visionary leadership and selfless service to others. Established in 2002, the award is a tribute to Arthur S. Langlie and his 40 years of leadership and service to The Salvation Army. Today, his family honors his legacy with an award in his name to acknowledge others for dedication to the community.


Past Recipients

2017 Donald A Lockwood 2009 The Aven Foundation
2016 Phyllis Campbell 2008 The Norcliffe Foundation
2015 Russel Wilson 2008 The Seattle Times, Fund for the Needy
2014 Fred Meyer & QFC 2006 Kathy Holmgren
2013 Bill Helsell 2005 The Windermere Foundation
2012 Trident Seafood 2004 Herb Mead
2011 Jackie & Pierre Gehlen 2003 Lee Stiles
2010 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2002 Jane Langlie



The “Others” Award

The "Others" award is The Salvation Army's highest civilian award in the United States, given to an individual or organization who has demonstrated exceptional community involvement and outstanding service for and on behalf of The Salvation Army.


Past Recipients

2014 Judi Jacobsen and Family 1980 Rev. Dr. Dale E. Turner
2013 Bartell's 1978 Dr. Robert H. Williams
2012 David Kraft 1977 Stan & Barbara Boreson
2011 Jean Renny 1976 Jess L. Brohamer
2010 Aerospace Machinists Union Industrial District Lodge 751 1975 Mrs. Frances Penrose Owen
2008 Art K. Langlie 1973 James R. Ellis
1995 The Boeing Company 1972 Harry L. Carr
1994 Jack L. Link 1971 Mrs. Emmy Schmitz Hartman
1993 Tom & Dixie Porter 1970 Dr. Richard E. Fuller
1991 Puget Sound Power and Light; Washington Natural Gas 1969 Lawrence M. Arnold
1989 Robert D. Ladd 1968 Dr. John Lindberg
1988 John A. Cherberg 1967 F. Richard McAbee
1986 Edward E. Carlson 1966 Royal Broughman
1985 Seattle Times & its readers 1965 Roscoe C. Torrance
1984 Marv Harshman 1964 Boeing Employees Good Neighbors
1983 Rabbi Raphael Levine 1963 Harold Shefelmen
1981 William Bain, Sr. 1962 Wallace H. Campbell



table captains

Become a Table Captain!

Please consider becoming a “table captain” and inviting guests to the Red Kettle Luncheon. There is no charge to be a table captain, only the responsibility of inviting nine other guests (table of ten) who would enjoy hearing about the work of The Salvation Army. Admission is free, but all guests are requested to make a $200 donation.

All table captains will be recognized in materials at the event. Thank you to the table captains who are committed to attending the Red Kettle Luncheon this year.


If you would like to join us as a table captain, please contact Lisa Borders at The Salvation Army









Thank you to our generous sponsors.


Coastal Transportation • Frey-Buck • Holmes • The Walsh Group • University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. • Shelter Holdings





Please consider becoming a Red Kettle Luncheon sponsor.  Your support helps us to continue this important fundraising event, and sponsors receive considerable recognition before, during and after the event.


To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Lisa Borders, Director of Corporate Engagement

Lisa Borders@usw.salvationarmy.org  






Please consider making a donation to support our Red Kettle Luncheon. If you are unable to attend the event, or simply want to support important programs here in King County, please donate online or by mail.


Online: To make a donation online with a credit card via our secure donation form, click HERE.


Mail: If you want to mail a check, please send it to:

The Salvation Army

Attn: Lisa Borders

Northwest Divisional Headquarters

111 Queen Anne Avenue N #300 Seattle, WA  98109

Please be sure to write “Red Kettle Luncheon” in the notes section of your check.


Questions? Please contact Lisa Borders at The Salvation Army




The Salvation Army is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Tax ID # 94-1156347