SAINT JOHN, NB, Nov. 19, 2023 /CNW/ – On November 20th at 10:00 AM, The Salvation Army in the greater Saint John region is kicking off their iconic kettle campaign with a flag-raising ceremony at city hall, located at 15 Market Square, with deputy mayor John MacKenzie.
With the ever-increasing cost of living, plus the added expenses of Christmas, The Salvation Army once again asks for the generous support of the people of Saint John as they launch their most significant fundraising effort of the year.
“The Salvation Army believes that everyone needs an army,” says Lieutenant Jason Brinson, Corps Officer Saint John, “and that’s what the Christmas Kettle Campaign is about. It provides us with the funds to ensure there is a toy under the tree for every child and keeps our programs and services going to meet the increasing needs of families and individuals who come through our doors.”
Contributions to the Kettle Campaign stay in the community where they were donated, allowing The Salvation Army in the greater Saint John area to provide practical assistance for all who need it. This includes support for our Hope Cafe, housing support, substance-use recovery, emergency disaster relief, Christmas assistance and more.
To learn more about The Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign, visit www.salvationarmy.ca/christmas-kettles/kettlefaq/.
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become one of the largest direct providers of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada and in more than 130 countries around the world. Its community and social service activities include: hunger relief for individuals and families through food banks and feeding programs; shelter for people experiencing homelessness and support for those needing housing; rehabilitation for those struggling with substance-use recovery; long-term care and palliative care; Christmas assistance such as food hampers and toys; after-school programs, camps and school nutrition programs for children and youth; and life-skills classes, such as budgeting, cooking for a family, and anger management. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.
SOURCE The Salvation Army Maritime Division