This year, the annual holiday fundraiser hopes to raise $215, 000 for the charity’s year-round community activities, along with Christmas food hampers and presents for families in need this holiday season.
Major Bruce MacKenzie with the Salvation Army says every donation counts.
“Whether it’s a little bit of pocket change, whether you go online and make a donation, whether it’s a cheque — or whether its volunteering time…to stand there and smile and wish people a Merry Christmas — it all helps,” explained MacKenzie.
MacKenzie says volunteers play a vital role in the campaign as more than 3,000 volunteer hours are needed to fill the work at various kettle locations.
“It’s a wonderful way to see the world with a different perspective,” said MacKenzie.
While half of their volunteer spots are already filled, the Salvation Army are still looking for volunteers. To volunteer, call Deana Struble, kettle coordinator, at (306) 527-7950, or email her at email@example.com
The kettles are located at 13 different spots around Regina:
- Superstore (north and east locations)
- Walmart (north, east and south locations)
- Liquor Stores (Albert North, Albert South, Normanview and Quance Street locations)
- Cornwall Centre
- Southland Mall
- Northgate Mall
- Costco (from Dec. 14 to 24)
For those not able to donate in-person, there is an online Christmas kettle, where people can donate to any community of their choice around the country.