Donations to the Iconic Campaign Have Fallen Below 2009 Levels
KINGSTON, ON, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - With just one week remaining in the
Salvation Army's 2010 Christmas Kettle Campaign, donations have slipped
below 2009 levels. The iconic campaign, which officially launched on
November 19th, is attempting to raise $240,000 which will be used to
fund programs that assist families and children throughout 2011.
"We have seen a sharp increase in demand for our programs and services
over the past year" said Michael Maidment, spokesperson for The
Salvation Army. "The increased demand for service coupled with the
lingering effects of the economy and the potential shortfall in the
kettle campaign means we will be stretched to meet the needs of the
community in the coming year".
The Salvation Army is appealing to the community of Kingston to donate
to the Christmas Kettles, located in 14 stores and shopping centres
across the city. To find the kettle location nearest you, visit: www.FilltheKettle.ca.
"With just 7 days remaining in the campaign, we need to raise $110,000"
Donations to the 2010 Christmas Kettle Campaign can be made at www.SalvationArmy.ca, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, at your local kettle, or via mail to The
Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign, 342 Patrick St., Kingston, ON
K7K 6R6. Donors can also give by texting the word "HOPE" to 45678 from
most mobile carriers in Canada.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began
its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest
non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The
Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and
everyday in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries
around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for
children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life,
providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who
have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The
Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and
overlooked people in your community.
News releases, articles and updated information can be found at www.SalvationArmy.ca.
SOURCE The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division
For further information:
Area Director, Public Relations and Development
Mobile: (613) 795-8898