This is the third year that the jazz musician will participate in the fundraiser, giving the charity organization a different spin on its popular holiday "bell ringer" presentation.
"It was nice to see so many friends stop by the kettle, catch-up on old times, and, most importantly, contribute to the fundraiser. It is very rewarding to participate, and it is my way of giving back to the community that I grew up in," says Custode.
This year, the Salvation Army kettle stands will be set up at all Tops Niagara Falls and Lewiston locations, and Sam's Club, K-Mart, Walmart, Save-A-Lot and Big Lots in Niagara Falls. Look for Custode at various locations from Nov. 26 through Dec. 25.