– Christmas Kettle Campaign kicks-off

The Salvation Army Christmas jug drive kicks off on Thursday.

Organizers hope to raise $200,000 in the community by Christmas Eve.

These funds support individuals and families with essentials such as food, clothing and shelter.

“We are grateful for the generous donations from the community who have contributed to our Christmas kettle campaign. Thank you for your continued support; it is because of you, our army of donors, that we can help by restoring dignity and bringing hope throughout the year The most vulnerable in Windsor. Thank you for helping us help others,” said Capt. Nyree Bond, Community Ministries Officer.

This year’s jug will again feature a TipTap for easy debit or credit card donations.

These jugs will begin showing up at Devonshire Mall, Walmart, Real Canadian Superstore, LCBO, Caesars Windsor and more.

Each year, the local Salvation Army provides food security to approximately 14,000 people and provides Christmas toys and hampers to more than 1,000 children and families.

The campaign is still looking for volunteers to ring the kettle bells throughout the community.Anyone interested in volunteering can call the Kettle Hotline at 519-971-58578 or visit the Windsor Christmas Kettle website.

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