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Christmas kettle volunteer thanks donor for contribution. Photo by Steve Nelson.

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses $21-Million Goal

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Toronto, ON January 10, 2017 – The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that it raised over $23.5 million nationally through its Christmas Kettle Campaign, surpassing its $21-million goal.

“We are truly grateful for the continued support of our donors, volunteers and community partners, who enable us to help 1.9 million struggling Canadians during the Christmas season and throughout the year,” says Commissioner Susan McMillan, Territorial Commander for The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda.  

As demand for services continues to grow […]

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Walmart Canada Helps The Salvation Army Fill the Kettle

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TORONTO, December 14, 2016 ― On Saturday, December 17, Walmart Canada will match donations made by individuals to Salvation Army Christmas kettles located in its stores nationwide up to a maximum of $100,000.

In addition, Walmart Canada will contribute $80,000 to CTV Toy Mountain in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and Winnipeg. This will support the purchase of new toys that will be distributed to children in need this Christmas.

“Since 2007, Walmart Canada and its customers have donated more than $22 million to […]

mom, daughter and son living in poverty stand by a Christmas tree

4 Ways to Change a Life this Christmas

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Poverty isn’t always easy to see, especially at Christmas. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, last year The Salvation Army helped over 1.9 million people in need. Here are some ways you can support those who are struggling.  

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Bill Oliver holds Salvation Army kettles

Kettle Volunteer Serves for More Than 65 Years

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You wouldn’t expect anyone to stand out in the cold each winter to help people in need. But, that’s exactly what Bill Oliver has done for more than six decades with a smile on his face.

The 76-year-old Tillsonburg senior has volunteered for The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign every year but one since he was nine-years-old back in 1939. Oliver missed one year after suffering from a heart problem. “I do it because the needy need a Christmas and I […]

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Salvation Army Launches 126th Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign

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Toronto, ON November 23, 2016 – The Salvation Army has launched its 2016 Christmas Kettle Campaign. Now in its 126th year, the annual holiday campaign seeks donations from the public to help The Salvation Army assist millions of Canadians living in poverty. With one in 10 Canadians struggling to make ends meet, The Salvation Army’s advertising campaign focuses on the fact that “Poverty isn’t always easy to see, especially during the holidays.”

With a national $21-million fundraising goal, the Christmas Kettle Campaign enables local […]

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The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign Raises Over $22 Million

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Toronto, ON January 7, 2016 – The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that it raised over $22 million through its Christmas Kettle Campaign, surpassing its $21-million goal. With a growing demand for its services across the country, The Salvation Army will use the additional money to fund its much-needed programs in 400 communities. All of the kettle donations remain in the local communities in which they were raised and enable The Salvation Army to help vulnerable people with basic […]

Volunteer, Rod McMullin, stands at a kettle to collect funds for The Salvation Army's work

Heartwarming Stories from a Kettle Volunteer

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In more than 2,000 locations across Canada, Salvation Army bell-ringers serve on the front lines of what continues to be the organizations most popular fundraising tool. Rod McMullin, who’s volunteered on the familiar red kettle for several years in Oshawa, Ont., says it’s a heartwarming experience.

“Many people stop by to drop cash or coins into the kettle,” says Rod. “I hear lots of stories about how The Salvation Army was there with a helping hand when they needed it most.”

Rod […]

On December 19, Walmart Canada Helps Salvation Army Fill the Kettle

Walmart Canada Helps Salvation Army Fill the Kettle

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TORONTO, December 17, 2015 ― On Saturday, December 19, Walmart Canada will match donations made by individuals to Salvation Army Christmas kettles located in its stores nationwide up to a maximum of $100,000.

In addition, Walmart Canada will contribute $70,000 to CTV Toy Mountain in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Ontario Great Lakes (Oakville Place, Burlington Mall and Lime Ridge Mall in Hamilton) and Winnipeg. This will support the purchase of new toys that will be distributed to children in need this Christmas.

“Since […]

Salvation Army kettle donations provide food and toys for vulnerable families

Why You Should Help Fill the Kettle This Holiday Season

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Each Christmas, The Salvation Army relies on thousands of volunteers to help our kettle campaign. Ginger Braaten is one of our faithful volunteers who shares why she supports The Salvation Army.

“Salvation Army kettles are a part of my childhood. I remember Christmas shopping with my family and hearing the bells. Mom and Dad immediately reached for their wallets and would pass the bills to my sister and me to put in the kettle. There was always a warm smile on […]

Salvation Army Christmas assistance relieves a lot of holiday pressure for low-income people in Agincourt

Salvation Army in the News

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Now in its 125th year, The Salvation Army’s annual holiday campaign seeks donations from the public to help millions of Canadians living in poverty. The Salvation Army is doing its best to help vulnerable Canadians across the country. But don’t just take our word for it. The following are links to recent media reports about The Salvation Army at work.

Victoria, B.C. – When she needed help, Kelly Jane, a single parent, received a food hamper that relieved a lot of […]