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Christmas Kettles $6 Million Short of Goal

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With Christmas a few short days away, The Salvation Army is calling on Canadians to help “fill the kettles” on street corners, store fronts and online as fundraising is still $6 million short of the $19 million goal. To date, The Salvation Army has collected $13 million in the nearly 2,000 kettles across the country, but Kettles will continue accepting donations until Christmas Eve.

Donors to The Salvation Army still have a variety of ways to give this Christmas season.

  • Donate at one of the nearly 2,000 kettles located across Canada.
  • Visit www.FilltheKettle.com. Using Google Maps technology, donors can make a secure online donation to a specific kettle in their local community.
  • Donate at www.SalvationArmy.ca
  • Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769)
  • Donations can be mailed to The Salvation Army, 2 Overlea Blvd, Toronto, ON M4H 1P4, or dropped off at your local Salvation Army unit.
  • Text HOPE to 45678 from most mobile carriers in Canada. A $5 donation will be added to your monthly mobile bill.

The 2011 Christmas Campaign helps The Salvation Army provide direct, compassionate, hands-on service to more than 1.7 million people in Canada each year, restoring hope and dignity to the most vulnerable in society. The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Campaign has grown into one of Canada’s most significant and recognizable annual charitable events. Last year, more than $19 million was raised in the Christmas kettles nationwide. The Salvation Army relies on the support of numerous corporate partners, including Loblaw Companies Limited, Walmart Canada and many more, all of which allow Christmas kettles to be placed at their storefronts each year.

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