Salvation Army Christmas Kettles in GTA need to raise $450,000 by Christmas Eve

We need the GTA's help.


TORONTO, Dec. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army's, 2015 GTA Christmas Kettle Campaign needs to raise $450,000 in one and a half days to meet it's $3 million goal and the Army is asking the citizens of the GTA to please give. The charitable fundraiser runs until Christmas Eve and helps local Salvation Army ministry units provide vulnerable people with basic necessities such as food, clothing, shelter and other provisions. Donations also enable The Salvation Army to offer life-changing programs, such as substance abuse recovery, job and skills training, and education classes, to help people find a way out of poverty.

"With the reality of so many in need at this time of year, The Salvation Army appeals to the citizens of the GTA to help support our Christmas Kettle Campaign," says Andrew Burditt, spokesperson for The Salvation Army.  "The funds from this campaign allow The Salvation Army to provide direct, compassionate, hands-on service to tens of thousands of families in the GTA each year."

Beyond donating to The Salvation Army's physical Christmas Kettles, donations to the 2015 Christmas Campaign can be made at,, or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) or via mail to The Salvation Army, 1645 Warden Avenue, Toronto ON M1R 5B3.

About the Christmas Kettle
The first Salvation Army Christmas Kettle was used in 1891 on the docks of San Francisco by Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee, by 1906 they had made their way to Canada and are still an effective fundraising tool for the organization. Belling ringing by volunteers at Christmas Kettles represents the subtle voice of those in need in our community. 

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 more than 125 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 people in your community who are in greatest need.  News releases, articles and updated information can be found at

SOURCE The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division

For further information: Andrew Burditt, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development, c) 416-845-8231,,,


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