The Salvation Army in Richmond Hill Kicks-off 2015 Christmas Kettle Campaign

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Nov. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army in Richmond Hill launches its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign, marking the 11th year that the organization has sought donations from the community to support our programs which give hope to those in need.  The Salvation Army relies on the support of numerous business partners and retailers who allow Christmas Kettles to be placed at their stores each year.  You will recognize the iconic red kettle in over 20 locations placed throughout Richmond Hill, Oak Ridges, Vaughan and Maple.

This year, our goal for the Christmas Kettle Campaign is to raise $175,000. This will enable us to work with individuals and families to give them basic necessities and other provisions to help them day to day. There are people living in poverty within our community and every donation makes a difference in their lives. We are grateful for the generosity of businesses and fellow community members who contribute to our campaign. We appreciate your continued support, it is because of you we are able to help hundreds of people in our community by restoring dignity and giving hope throughout the year.

The annual Christmas Kettle Campaign is our largest fundraising drive of the year and would not be possible without the hundreds of kettle workers who volunteer their time.  Individuals, families and businesses wishing to volunteer to ring the bell on Kettles can apply at our Ministry Centre at 55 Newkirk Road, Richmond Hill, or by calling 905-737-0496.  Many volunteers are still needed.

On Friday, November 20th at 10:00 AM, The Salvation Army in Richmond Hill will be holding their annual Christmas Kettle Campaign Kick Off event at Hillcrest Mall, 9350 Yonge St in Richmond Hill. The Honorable Mayor Dave Barrow will make the first official donation of the season.  We invite you to join us for this special event.

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 one of the largest direct providers of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and 127 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.

SOURCE The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division

For further information: For further information on The Salvation Army, please contact: Nyree Bond, Captain, Corps Officer/Pastor, The Salvation Army Richmond Hill Community Church, 55 Newkirk Road, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3G4, Phone: (905) 737-0496, Cell: (647) 588-1994, E-mail:,


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