This Christmas, donors across Canada helped support The Salvation Army’s efforts to reduce poverty nationwide by donating more than $20 million to the annual Kettle Campaign.
Funds raised in the nearly 2,000 kettles in stores, on street corners and on-line, will be used to support programs to help restore hope and dignity to more than 1.7 million each year throughout the country.
Territorial Secretary for Public Relations and Development for The Salvation Army in Canada Graham Moore said “We’re incredibly grateful for the overwhelming generosity that helped us fill the kettles this year. Meeting and surpassing our ambitious $19 million goal will help us meet the increased demand for our services and provide a sense of dignity for all throughout 2012.”
This year marked the 120th anniversary of The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign and the more than $20 million raised surpassed an all-time record.