Just want to give a shout out to all those who have donated to our Christmas Fund or through the Kettles. Your generosity is what helps The Salvation Army continue to offer services to those in our community that need a helping hand.
Mary* is struggling with two teenage boys and sudden single parenthood. Because of the donations we receive for Christmas, we were able to give Mary a turkey and a gift card for all the trimmings. Also, because a generous community member came in with gift cards for teenagers, we can provide her with a gift for each of her boys.
This year we had two Christmas dinners on the 18th and 19th of December. We are so thankful for the community member who walked through the doors one day and gave us a check that helped to cover the cost of the food for our dinners. We hosted over 140 people each night, providing meals, and toys for all the children. Santa showed up and each child squealed with delight as he handed them a treat and parents took pictures.
However, you may be thinking that you don’t have much to give and perhaps your small donation doesn’t mean as much. I want to encourage you that your Toonie and Loonie in the red kettle, or your $10.00 cheque that came in the mail, all adds up. Those small donations combined make a huge difference and help to change lives. It means we are able to send children to camp, give out assistance year round and continue to offer our weekly meal program – and for that we thank each one who gave.
However, we still have a long way to go. If you haven’t given yet to our fundraising campaign, please consider donating. We can accept your donations up until December 31st for you to receive a charitable donation receipt
Please join us for a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on December 24th at 7:00 pm. We’ll be singing carols, listening to inspiring special music and will have a great story for all the children.