TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - On Saturday, December 15, 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. With one in seven Canadians struggling to make ends meet, The Salvation Army relies on this fundraising campaign to help feed, clothe, shelter and empower those in need.
"Since 2010, Walmart Canada and its customers have donated more than $25 million to The Salvation Army through our Christmas kettle campaign," says Lt-Colonel John Murray, Territorial Secretary for Communications. "We are truly grateful to Walmart Canada for their generous support and longstanding partnership."
With a $21-million national fundraising goal, the Christmas kettle campaign enables local Salvation Army units to work with struggling individuals and families and help with basic necessities such as food, clothing, shelter and other provisions. Contributions also support The Salvation Army's life-changing programs, such as substance abuse recovery, housing supports, job and life-skills training, and education classes that help people find a way out of poverty, permanently.
Donations to the 2018 Christmas Campaign can also be made online at SalvationArmy.ca, FilltheKettle.com, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769), or via mail to The Salvation Army, 2 Overlea Blvd, Toronto, ON M4H 1P4.
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. For over 130 years, The Salvation Army has given hope and support to vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada and in 131 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.
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For further information: John McAlister, National Director of Marketing and Communications, The Salvation Army, 416-467-3186, [email protected], www.SalvationArmy.ca