Barrie Launches Christmas Campaign with Hope In The City Breakfast

by Ontario Central East
Categories: Divisional News
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The Salvation Army in Barrie officially launched its Christmas Kettle Campaign at the Hope In The City Breakfast.

Held at the Barrie Country Club, guest speaker Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons, along with Mayor Dave Aspden placed the first donation into the kettle.

“What a morning!”, says Jeff Robertson, spokesperson for The Salvation Army. “Thanks to our sponsors: Life 100.3, Canaan Janitorial Services, The County of Simcoe, along with KICX 106 and The Dock, The Salvation Army was able to successfully launch our annual Christmas Campaign.”

Life 100.3’s Breakfast Club Host, Ben Davy emceed the morning event.  Pinball gave an empowering talk, working along the lines of Hope – which is part of The Salvation Army’s brand promise of Giving Hope Today.

“Thank you, Barrie. What a great city!”

The Christmas Campaign helps The Salvation Army provide direct, compassionate, hands-on service to more than 1.6 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 $18 million was raised in the kettles nationwide, an all time record.

Donations to the 2010 Christmas Kettle Campaign can be made at www.SalvationArmy.ca, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, at your local kettle. Donors can also give by texting “HOPE” to 45678 from most mobile carriers in Canada.