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For 123 years, The Salvation Army Red Kettle has been an important symbol of Christmas giving and a reminder that as long as there are people who lack the necessities of life, our Army will be here to help. Our donors surprise us every year by being even more generous than they were the previous year. Thank you for caring for your neighbors in need!

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This sweater-clad comedian sings hooray for The Salvation Army Band – he’s in today’s vintage kettle TV ad!

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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

Still wondering who it could be? Let me give you another hint.

>> He created the educational TV series featuring “Fat Albert” and his friends (pictured at left).

He’s just one of many celebrities who appeared in brief in public service ads to encourage the public to donate generously to The Salvation Army Red Kettle between the 1950s and 1980s.

Click on the white arrow below and have a look.

:: Click here to view the vintage TV spot featuring Oscar winner and crooner, Burl Ives.

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