The Salvation Army is gearing up for its holiday fundraising and is seeking mascots to participate in a community event in November. The nonprofit launches its annual Kettle Kickoff on Nov. 21 at Modesto Centre Plaza. Mascots are being asked to join bell ringers Nov. 30 to work the signature red kettles outside area businesses. If your business, nonprofit group, sports team or school would like to join Scoopy from The Bee, please call Maj. Kyle Trimmer at (209) 522-3209 by Oct. 14. Money from the drive pays for Christmas food and childrens toys and clothing, as well as the armys other programs, such as helping people with utility bills.