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Salvation Army bell ringers returning to Schnucks stores

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Salvation Army bell ringer gets a donation (Credit: AP Images) Salvation Army bell ringer gets a donation (Credit: AP Images)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Bell ringers and the iconic red kettles will return to Schnucks stores for the 2016 holiday season.

In August, Schnucks announced they were enacting a ‘no soliciting policy’ that would apply to the Salvation Army bell ringers, Girl Scouts and the Kiwanis Club in South County.

Thursday, the Salvation Army announced that Schnucks would allow the bell ringers and red kettles to return to the outside of their stores from November 18 through December 24.

“We are honored to be working again with The Salvation Army to bring support and joy to families in need this holiday season,” said Todd Schnuck, Chairman and CEO, Schnuck Markets. “Our solicitation policy was reset earlier this year in response to customer feedback, but there was strong and unique community reaction to the impact it would have on The Salvation Army in particular.  We listened. In this specific, special case, we acknowledge the great needs of the community and The Salvation Army’s unique ability to address these needs and made an exception in our policy to welcome them back – bells, kettles and all – and hope the community will contribute to the Salvation Army when they shop at Schnucks.”

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