Alberta & Northern Territories Division

A Tradition of giving starts with a little change

Thank-you to All of Our Kettle Volunteers

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The Salvation Army in Edmonton would like to extend a huge thank-you to all of our Kettle volunteers who helped us raise funds for Community & Family Services over the Christmas season.

In total, 375 volunteers logged in 4400 hours manning Kettles around the city, Devon and¬†Sherwood Park in 42 locations! These amazing volunteers are the reason we can provide food hampers, counselling, camps for kids and free meals all year round. The money raised in the kettles make up about 40% of CFS’s yearly budget – a very significant percentage that allows us to Give Hope Today in Edmonton.

2013 marks the 120th year The Salvation Army has been serving Edmontonians, and in this tradition of Hope, volunteers are essential to ensure we can provide the services and programmes that make a difference. As the numbers come in, we are confident we will reach our $500,000 goal and continue this tradition.

Thank-you.

 

4 Comments

richard Smith

Yes, thank you – we at the Salvation Army Territorial and Divisional Headquarters in Toronto the top 21 average incomes are over $145.000.00 per year, with the top getting $241.000.00 plus generous, cradle to grave, benefit plans – nearly as much as the Premier..

We can live in luxury for another year compliments of societies’ disadvantaged

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Helen K Mare

I am interested in the Salvation Armys work in Canada.
I was born the first child of Salvation Army officers in Wellington, New Zealand, 1951.
Could you explain to me what kettles are?
Thanks
Helen .

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Alberta

Hi Helen,

Thank you for your question! The Kettles are a donation receptacle we use at Christmas to raise money for Community & Family Services. They have bubble or bucket that hangs down from a stand reminiscent of the original kettles back in 1891. For photos, take a look at our Flickr account or visit the Kettles FAQ page for additional info.

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