If you recognize the Salvation Army shield, I imagine that you may picture seeing a “Kettle Bell Ringer” at some point during the Christmas Season. I know in my own experience, hearing the gentle jingle of the bells in the front of a store entrance often marks the kickoff to the Christmas Season. It is not long after that, that the Christmas spirit begins to flood our communities, our families and our souls.
The funds raised in these kettles stays in our community and supports individuals and families in a variety of ways such as;
food, clothing, school supplies, summer camp subsidies
Spiritual emotional care
teen anger management programming…and so much more!
Every time a volunteer signs up for a two-hour kettle shift they are supporting someone in our community. Every time a single donation is made it provides direct support to a child being equipped for school, a meal or snack for folks on the street or to extend our services to reach out to even more individuals in our community.
And so, this Holiday season we would love to partner with you, your family, friends and groups to allow for us to plant seeds of hope and joy in our community together.
Would you consider signing up for a 2-hour kettle shift, once, twice or even weekly?
(The average shift raises $150! )
We would love to connect with you,
We invite you to engage in this hope building community this Christmas Season.
Can’t make it this kettle season? If you would like to volunteer within the Community Life Centre or with one of our many Community Events click here to get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator Hannah!
We are so grateful for you found us here,
– Your neighbours at the West Kelowna Salvation Army