The Sunshine Coast Salvation Army is making headway in it’s annual Christmas Kettle Campaign.

Major Glen Fraser says they have seen more cash come in this year compared to the same period last year; “Last year at this time we were at about $54,068… this year incredibly we’re up over the $80,000 mark”.

The non-profit is hoping to raise $100,000 for the community, with all proceeds staying on the Sunshine Coast. Fraser wants to remind the public that they are a charity that can issue tax receipts, especially with the end of the year tax deadline coming up.

The Salvation Army operates a food bank, emergency program, hot meal program and bread & produce program along with their two thrift stores. Fraser says numbers for the food bank are growing steadily, especially at this time of year. The charity served over 4,500 meals to individuals and families last year, and gave out almost 2,000 food hampers.

The annual Kettle Campaign runs until December 23rd and is still looking for volunteers to fill some shifts at their seven locations, with each shift being two hours long. You can sign up and find more information by clicking here.


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