Christmas Eve is only a week away and the Salvation Army’s kettle campaign is $144,000 short of reaching its annual goal.
Funds raised provide for Christmas hampers, but also many other year-round programs, such as those to benefit children and youth, programs working with street gangs, food banks, summer camp, community-based activities, and emergency assistance after tragedy strikes.
“We are greatly appreciative to all who have already supported The Salvation Army but would like to appeal to all Winnipeggers to support this vital campaign,” said Major Rob Kerr.
“The money dropped in The Salvation Army Christmas kettle is a gift that helps people all year round.”
About $206,000 has been raised so far this year. The annual kettle campaign in Winnipeg raised $320,000 one year ago and the goal this year is $351,000.
To make a donation, visit SalvationArmy.ca.