Red Kettle Program

Giving at Christmas

Red Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign is one of Canada’s largest and most recognizable annual charitable events. In addition to the critical fundraising impact of the Campaign, the Christmas kettles boost the Army’s visibility and awareness. In fact, there are more than 2,000 kettle locations across Canada that support a wide range of Salvation Army programs.

For many Canadians, the Christmas kettles are their only point of contact with The Salvation Army all year. According to public opinion polling, more than half of all Salvation Army donors list “giving to a Christmas kettle” as their primary method of giving to The Salvation Army.

The Kettle Campaign is Nov 12 to Dec 24

What is the Christmas Kettle Campaign?

The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign is a fundraising effort that occurs each year during the Christmas season. Kettles are found in 2,000 locations across Canada and are an opportunity for the public to donate whatever funds they can to support the work of The Salvation Army during the Christmas season and throughout the year.

What happens to the money raised?

For too many Canadians, the necessities of life needed for basic human dignity are out of reach. Poverty is the root cause that puts dignity out of reach for millions of Canadians, making access to everyday needs, like food, clothing and shelter, difficult.

Funds raised through donations made at Christmas kettles, together with other sources of funds, help provide direct, compassionate, hands-on service to over 1.9 million people each year in Canada, restoring hope and dignity to those who might otherwise remain invisible in society.

How are the funds used?

While Salvation Army Christmas kettles can be found all across Canada, and around the world, each Christmas kettle location is organized and managed by a local Salvation Army unit. The funds raised stay in the community in which they were donated and are used to support local Salvation Army programs for people in need.

If you are interested in making a difference in our community, and would like to volunteer with us, please complete the online form below and our coordinator will get in touch with you.

or CALL 250-596-4673  (HOPE)

Red Kettle Volunteer Sign-up Form

note there are no kettles out on Sundays

Emergency Contact Information

Declaration of Trust and Authorization for Collection of Personal Information

I hereby declare that the above information is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that a false statement may disqualify me from further consideration as an employee or result in dismissal.

I authorize The Salvation Army to collect information appropriate to the position applied for concerning my academic background and employment/volunteering history and to verify character references I have supplied.

I understand that the information obtained will be confidential but may be shared with relevant Salvation Army personnel and other organizations in order to obtain an appropriate paid or non-paid position.

NOTE: you must authorize in order to submit this volunteer form.

We give without measure or obligation, without pity or judgment, but with love, and compassion, for a hurting world.