The Salvation Army Thrift Store Christmas Kettles GoodWorks@WorkTM campaign was kept singing with record breaking donations to support local communities.
Through the generosity of guests in 108 Salvation Army Thrift Store National Recycling Operations (NRO) locations, $225,649 were raised to give additional support to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettles for programs and services in local communities. This surpassed the goal set by NRO for the campaign by over $60,000 and has been the most collected through Christmas Kettles to date.
“This has been an incredible year for our GoodWorks@WorkTM initiatives, with Christmas Kettles leaving us inspired to aim even higher for 2017,” said Michele Walker, Salvation Army Thrift Store National Retail Operations Manager. “All the funds raised through our campaigns are truly a reflection of not only the kindness of our guests, but how strongly they believe in the support given to those in need by The Salvation Army.”
All kettle donations remain in the local communities in which they were raised and enable The Salvation Army to help vulnerable people with basic necessities such as food, clothing, shelter and other provisions. “Our amazing staff are proud to assist their neighbours in need and this contribution will go a long way in helping hundreds of Canadians,” Walker added.
Christmas Kettles is one of several GoodWorks@WorkTM campaigns that NRO implements throughout the year that provide support to The Salvation Army programs and emergency relief services.