They're ringing their hearts out, but it's still not enough.
Mark Larrick, captain of the local chapter of the Salvation Army said kettle donations are down this time of year compared to 2006.
"I think part of it is the economic situation," he said. "I think that plays a role."
So far this year, bell ringers have collected about $20,000. Last year the organization collected about $60,000.
Read the complete story in Saturday's Register.