Salvation Army Set To Kick Off Christmas Campaign, Volunteers Needed

Monday November 12th, 2018

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The Salvation Army will kick off its 2018 Christmas Kettle Campaign on Thursday, November 15 at the Windsor Spitfires game.

“Our volunteers are the driving force behind this campaign. We have five-thousand volunteer hours to fill so we strongly rely on our compassionate bell ringers to donate their time,” says Shannon Wise, Salvation Army public relations representative. “If we have enough volunteers, we will be able to make sure no family or individual in Windsor goes without this Christmas. It’s a complete community effort that we deeply appreciate.”

Donations from the annual Christmas campaign support The Salvation Army Windsor Centre of Hope food bank, community meal program, life skills programs and of course, food and toys at Christmas for low-income families in Windsor.

Last year 12,157 individuals received assistance from the food bank and 1,500 children received toys from The Salvation Army during the Christmas season.

This year’s campaign goal is $320,000.

Kettle shifts begin on November 15th and end on Christmas Eve.   To volunteer to be a bell-ringer call 519-971-5878, sign up online at www.windsorchristmaskettles.ca or email [email protected]

 

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