Associated Bank is committed to our community, and this year, to help our neighbors served by the Salvation Army of Brown County, Associated is pleased to announce a Red Kettle Match Day on Friday, November 23, otherwise known as 'Black Friday.'

On that day, Associated will match red kettle donations in Brown County, up to $10,000.

Stop by the big red kettle in the Younkers wing of the Bay Park Square Mall, Green Bay, when you're out shopping, say HI to the Associated colleague volunteer bell ringers that will be there from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., and make a donation. Or visit one of our Associated branches in Brown County where red kettles will be stationed for the day, as well as the red kettles located throughout the county.

The Salvation Army of Brown County announced on November 13 the launch of its annual Christmas Campaign to raise funds to help people who continue to struggle across Brown County. This year's campaign theme, "Share Your Blessings. Be Blessed," is a reminder of the joy that comes from helping those in need. Particularly in difficult times like these, when our neighbors still face unemployment, rising costs, and other effects of an uncertain economy, helping means both sharing blessings — and being blessed by doing good.

"Many families are still finding it very hard to stay afloat, and we've seen it firsthand in the numbers of people coming to us for help," said Captain Ken Shiels, county coordinator for The Salvation Army of Brown County. "It's especially hard during the holiday season, when so many of our neighbors don't know how they'll have the means to provide for their families. That's why The Salvation Army looks to our community for their generosity: so we can show that same compassion and kindness to the less fortunate."