|Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign 2019
Our community is facing a crisis as housing costs soar and those most vulnerable get left behind. The Salvation Army works on the front lines giving hope to many. You can join us in this effort by helping us make a difference. Your support in years past has been crucial in helping us find ways to give hope to those in Richmond who are experiencing difficult times. This past year we provided…• Emergency Food Hampers
• Clothing assistance
• Christmas Turkey Dinners for over 300
• Toys for children
• Adopt a Family Christmas Program• New Emergency Shelter for over 300 men
• Fun Summer Camp for 40 children
• School Backpacks for 60 children
• Over 6000 community meals
• Advocacy & Support
We also have a brand new and expanded Richmond House Emergency Shelter that now provides 30 beds for men and women who are experiencing homelessness. From November 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, we also have an additional 15 beds for our winter shelter. You can read more about Richmond House by clicking on the tab at the top.
Your donation will help us continue to bring hope to those who need it the most in Richmond. Here are ways you can donate:By Mail or Drop By: 8280 Gilbert Rd, Richmond, BC V7C 3W7Or Call 604-277-2424 and donate over the phoneOr drop your donation in one of our many Kettles around Richmond.Or Online: Click on Donate Now.(Go to the drop down menu and choose BC and then the next drop down menu and choose Richmond Community Church)
Thank you for your support!
We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals who would like to give of their time to help us raise funds this year. If you have a great smile and want to help, check out our job descriptions below and call 604-277-2424 and ask for Gabriel. He’ll help you get set up. We also have other Volunteer Positions open, please see below:
Volunteer Kettle Host
Watch over the Christmas Kettle while people donate, hand out candy canes and red bracelets to people. Smile. Take donations through the Interac Pin Pad machine in some locations.
Christmas Kettle Drivers
Drivers help by driving to the various kettle locations around Richmond and drop-off or pick-up kettles. They also help give short breaks to the Kettle Hosts. You must have a valid drivers license and car.
Christmas Kettle Helpers
Helpers assist the Kettle Coordinator by calling Kettle Hosts and Drivers regarding schedules, organizing the Kettles, restocking supplies for the Kettle Hosts and Drivers, and helping with paperwork and scheduling.
Christmas Dinner Helper
On December 19th and 29th be available to help with various tasks: setting up the dining room, assist the cook in food prep, serving meals, crowd control and Santa’s Helper, clean up crew, dishwashers.
We’re looking for individuals who want to help out at our new emergency shelter, Richmond House. Various tasks would be: answering phones, kitchen assistant with food prep, dishwasher, dining room assistant, clean up crew, helping with special events. We’re looking for individuals that like to help others, have a kind disposition and good people skills.
Community & Family Services Helpers
Volunteers help by greeting clients, stock room tidying, answering phones, assisting with forms, food pick-ups. We’re looking for individuals that like to help others, have a kind disposition and good people skills. A class 4 driver’s license would be helpful.