A few Anarchist folks are supporting the Salvation Army by volunteering for the Christmas Kettle Campaign. We will be in front of the Home Hardware collecting donations on December 3, 4, 17 & 18. Drop by, say hi and leave a donation! Plus, we have a few shifts left. If you are interested in assisting, please let me know.
Here’s a bit of information on the Salvation Army:
– The Christmas Kettle Campaign is an annual fundraising effort found in over 2000 communities across Canada. Monies raised, together with other funds, provide hands-on service to over 1.9 million people each year in Canada.
– The Salvation Army provides emergency services (food, shelter, clothing and emotional support). They were (and I believe still are) active in BC doing flood relief. They also provide long-term services to support vulnerable populations. Such services include housing, employment training and emotional support. All this is done with low administrative expenses.
– As reported in Macleans in 2019, in an analysis of 700 charitable organizations in Canada, the Salvation Army was in the top 10% of those organizations.
Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering for the Christmas Kettle campaign.