Kettle Volunteer Transforms into Santa During Campaign

Posted on 13th December 2016, by Alberta
Kettle Campaign
“Lo and behold, I lucked out.” That’s how Gabe Bakos explains what followed after his wife, Linda, suggested that he volunteer at The Salvation Army Christmas Kettles. Linda’s family had a long tradition within The Salvation Army church. When Gabe married her almost four years ago, he says he knew, as do most people, about  […]

Kettle Volunteer Loves the Stories

Posted on 5th December 2016, by Alberta
Brent's Kettle volunteering story
In 1998, Brent Smith moved to Marlborough in northeast Calgary. “I had a professional job, but money was still really tight,” he explains. “I couldn’t really give to the charities I supported, but I could donate my time.” Almost two decades later, Brent will continue to be a familiar face around The Salvation Army Christmas Kettles.  […]

One Amazing Christmas Kettle Shift

Posted on 29th November 2016, by Alberta
Christmas Kettle Campaign
Cathie Hays admits she wasn’t expecting much that day when she showed up for her shift at The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle inside a suburban mall. She had been a kettle volunteer for about five years and she knew that this particular location wasn’t one of the busiest. She resigned herself to a slow few  […]

Kettle Campaigner: Making a Difference

Posted on 21st November 2016, by Alberta
By her own admission, Jacci Bibeau is one fussy volunteer. “I do a lot of research before I do anything. I have to know it’s making a difference and that the money goes where it’s supposed to go." The Salvation Army passed Bibeau’s scrutiny with flying colours, but that’s not the only factor that keeps  […]

Volunteer at a Kettle and Help Bring Hope This Christmas

Posted on 14th November 2016, by Alberta
Kettle volunteer
Can you spare a few hours to ring the bells at a Kettle this Christmas season? Our Kettles are open for donations only if we have a volunteer available, and thousands of Kettle volunteer hours are needed to help reach our goals. The money raised stays local and supports our year-round programs and services, such as food hampers, toys,  […]

Wood Automotive Group Donates $100,000 To Calgary Kettles

Posted on 10th December 2015, by Alberta
The Salvation Army Calgary Christmas Kettle Campaign received a major boost last week when Wood Automotive Group pledged to donate $100,000 by making a donation for every vehicle sold at their dealerships throughout December. Participating dealers are Woodridge Ford Lincoln, Advantage Ford, Big 4 Motors, Village Honda, Driverz Auto, Okotoks Ford Lincoln, Cavalcade Auto Acceptance,  […]

Hope In The City Event Launches Kettle Campaign In Edmonton

Posted on 20th November 2015, by Alberta
Emcee Bruce Bowie, guest speaker Cam Tait, and Captain Pam Goodyear.
The Salvation Army in Edmonton officially launched its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign on November 18 at The Hope in the City Luncheon that raised just under $98,000 towards their 2015 goal of $550,000. Guest speaker Cam Tait, veteran journalist, author and comedian kept the audience of 290 captivated with his remarkable story of how hope  […]

Kettle Volunteers Make Year-Round Programs Possible

Posted on 27th January 2015, by Alberta
Kettle volunteer appreciation
Edmonton’s 2014 Christmas Kettle Campaign saw well over 300 volunteers ring the bells at 42 kettle locations across the city, bringing in $520,000 for The Salvation Army’s Community & Family Services (CFS)! Even though we did not reach our $545,000 goal this year, we will still be able to provide year-round programs and services at  […]

Help Give Hope Today By Volunteering This Christmas

Posted on 7th November 2014, by Alberta
Christmas Kettle Campaign
The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle Campaign begins across the country Thursday, November 13th, and ends on Christmas Eve at noon. Many volunteers are needed to help us reach our goal; can you spare a few hours this Christmas season to volunteer at one of our kettles? How about volunteering with your child, or grandchild?  […]