Sally Ann set to roll out kettle campaign in Kelowna

Sally Ann set to roll out kettle campaign in Kelowna

The 2017 Red Kettle campaign goal is $84,000. "We still have shifts available to be fill".

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit is now ready for families to apply for Christmas assistance this holiday season - including food and toys.

"If you just put a bucket out there with no one standing there, you might get like 50 cents", he said.

Dallas has the highest child poverty rate among big cities with 38 percent of DFW area children living in poverty, according to Dallas News. Thousands of Salvation Army bell-ringers fan out across the country to ring bells and solicit donations to the iconic Red Kettles from holiday shoppers.

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The Kettle Kickoff is the Salvation Army's largest event each year and raises funds that will support the organization's programs including groceries for families, counseling for adults, tutoring for children and activities for senior citizens.

All the money donated through the kettle campaign in Kingston, stays in Kingston, and goes to help those in need locally. "There are many in our community who are not aware of the scope of what we do at the Community Life Centre, and so we would like to take this opportunity to share about our operations". The programs include daily lunches and a seasonal men's shelter. It's 365 days a year.

"When I'm at the kettle and people say "I'm so sorry I've only got a little bit of change", I always say 'If everybody felt that way and only gave a little bit of change, it would be wonderful at how much money we could raise, ' " Roche said. This year's goal is also $70,000.