Colonial Cafe Match Day Doubles Contributions



In Support Of The Salvation Army In The Fox Valley Area

Fox Valley Area, IL (November 30, 2016) – Giving back to the community and supporting those in need is crucial, especially during the holiday season when so many are without food and toys for their children. The Salvation Army of the Fox Valley area red kettle campaign is a reminder that the need has no season and that community support is vital to its success. In an effort to support their Christmas fundraising needs, Colonial Café is offering a match of donations up to $30,000 throughout the Fox Valley area for the sixth annual Colonial Café Match Day on Saturday, December 10th.

Donations made to all the red kettles in St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Aurora, Naperville, Elgin, Algonquin, Crystal Lake and McHenry County on Saturday, December 10th will be matched up to $30,000. All contributions will stay local, and support the services and programs of the local Salvation Army units. A special treat card will be given to donors at the red kettles courtesy of Colonial Café.

Colonial Café is a longtime friend and supporter of The Salvation Army. It is generational, according to Lt. Betsy Clark, corps officer for The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps. She states, “Our partnership with Colonial Café started with Joe K. Anderson back in 1951 and it continues today through the next generations who give so generously all year round to The Salvation Army. We truly appreciate the Anderson family and their generosity.”

For more information about the Colonial Café Match Day, please contact Lt. Betsy Clark, corps officer for The Salvation Army St. Charles Tri-City Corps at 630-377-ARMY (2769).


Volunteers are needed to ring bells at the kettle sites throughout the Fox Valley through December 24th and especially on Saturday, December 10th. Individuals and groups can signup online at or by calling the following offices for assistance:

St. Charles (serving St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Campton Hills & Wayne) – 630-377-ARMY (2769)

Elgin (serving northern Kane county) – 847-741-2304

Aurora (serving southern Kane and Kendall counties) – 630-897-7265

Crystal Lake (serving McHenry County) – 815-455-ARMY (2769)


About The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division and Fox Valley Corps

In 2015, The Salvation Army celebrated its 150th worldwide anniversary and 130 years of service in Chicago and the Fox Valley area. As one of the largest direct providers of social services in the state of Illinois, The Salvation Army operates more than 20 corps community centers in the Metropolitan division, including the Fox Valley area, offering after-school programs, recreational activities and music education, as well as disaster relief, shelter, meals, child care, senior services and more.

Media Contacts

Lt. Betsy Clark

The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps, Commanding Officer

630-715-8316 (cell)

Beverly Peterson

The Salvation Army, Fox Valley Director of Development

815-222-1773 (cell)

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