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Colonial Cafe to match Salvation Army donations made across Chicago suburbs

Special red kettles will be placed at Crystal Lake, Algonquin restaurant locations

Colonial Cafe restaurants through the Fox Valley region will match donations made in The Salvation Army red kettles Dec. 9 for the seventh annual Colonial Cafe Match Day.
Colonial Cafe restaurants through the Fox Valley region will match donations made in The Salvation Army red kettles Dec. 9 for the seventh annual Colonial Cafe Match Day.

CRYSTAL LAKE – Colonial Cafe restaurants throughout the Fox Valley region will match donations made in The Salvation Army red kettles Dec. 9 for the seventh annual Colonial Cafe Match Day.

The restaurant chain will match donations up to $30,000 made that day in any Salvation Army kettle in St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Aurora, Naperville, Elgin, Algonquin, Crystal Lake and McHenry County, according to a news release from Colonial Cafe.

Special kettles also will be placed in front of restaurants in Naperville, Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Elgin, Aurora and two in St. Charles.

“All contributions will stay local and support the services and programs of the local Salvation Army units,” the release stated. “A special treat card will be given to donors at the red kettles, courtesy of Colonial Cafe.”

Colonial Cafe’s partnership with the social service provider is generational.

“Our partnership with Colonial Cafe 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,” said Lt. Betsy Clark, corps officer for The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps. “We truly appreciate the Anderson family and their generosity.”

For information about the Match Day, call Clark at 630-377-2769.

Anyone interested in signing up to ring bells throughout the Fox Valley area through Dec. 23, and especially on Dec. 9, can visit www.registertoring.com.

Volunteers also can call these regional offices:

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

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

• Elgin (serving northern Kane County) – 847-741-2304

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

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