THE STOCKWELL REPORT
This Christmas season marks the seventh year that my wife, Loretta and I, have headed up the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign in Wasaga Beach. Last year we were joined by Councillor Ron Ego, and his wife, Faye, to assist in both the recruitment of volunteers, as well as sharing in “standing” the kettles on location, and we are delighted in welcoming them back.
93.5% of every dollar donated/collected from the kettles remains in our community to support the work of the Salvation Army throughout the coming year. During 2016 the Salvation Army Food Bank has been supporting over 100 households and averaging over 200 individuals each month. Food Hampers include meat, fresh vegetables, eggs (when available), bread and non-perishable food.
Clothing vouchers for our Thrift Store are also available as needed. Temporary emergency shelter was provided for individuals with no place to live.
The Christmas Hamper and Toy program supports needy families and ensures they have sufficient food and toys for Christmas day and beyond.
These are just a few services that are funded by The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign.
The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign will begin Friday, November 25th. and will end Saturday, December 24th. Volunteers will be asked to be Bell Ringers at the kettles. The shifts are two hours in length from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The kettle locations are Walmart, Superstore, and West End L.C.B.O. in Wasaga Beach. Volunteers are asked not to solicit contributions from donors, but simply represent the Salvation Army in a positive manner, thanking the donors for their contributions and wishing them “Merry Christmas”.
In the hundreds of calls that I have made, seeking volunteers, I make sure to tell them one thing, “If you do this once, you will want to do it again.”
Should you wish to assist in this year`s campaign by offering to cover a two hour shift, please give me a call at 705 352 0292 (home), or 705 718 1774 (cell), or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your active support will be greatly appreciated.