Christmas Time is Near…




It seemkettles like we’ve only just finished Thanksgiving, Halloween and Remembrance Day was just yesterday – and already talk of Christmas abounds. Some of my Facebook friends are already the countdown and post and comment how many days of shopping left or how many weekends until the big day arrives. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to think about it. However, at the church office we have no choice. Christmas Kettle Campaign time is fast approaching and we’ve been recruiting volunteers to help us with our campaign this year. We’re having our church dinner and Silent Auction early to make room in the Calendar in December for our two Community Christmas Dinners. It’s beginning to look at a lot like Christmas around here.

Hopefully, you’re not as busy as we seem to be, and we certainly don’t want you to feel rushed, but now is the time to let us know how you’d like to be involved at Christmas with The Salvation Army in Richmond. Feel free to give us a call anytime, we’d love to hear from you.

For information on how you can be involved, please call 604-277-2424.

Blessings and grace to you.

Donations Still Needed!

Just want to give a sho598342_10152235746900467_69241837_n.jpgut 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


Christmas Candlelchristmas candleight Service

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.


Christmas Happenings





We are pleased to partner once again this year with The Realtor’s Association of Richmond for our Annual Coat & Blanket Drive. Tuesday to Friday this week, those who are struggling this year to provide for their family can come to The Salvation Army to “shop” for coats for children and adults and blankets and other clothing articles. For more information contact Jenny at 604-277-2424



We are still  looking for VOLUNTEERS to help us man our Kettles for our Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign. All money raised will go to help fund our Community Christmas Dinners and our ongoing social programs throughout the year. Please call LJ at 604-277-2424 if you can help us this year.




New Website

Welcome to our website. We’re getting a new look so please be patient while we get it all together again. If you need to contact us, please call: 604-277-2424 or email