St. Marys Journal Argus
Members of service clubs and community groups in St. Marys and area have once again stepped up and filled a lot of the time slots for requesting donations to the St. Marys Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle campaign. But there are still several time slots available for other volunteers.
“We’re set for the first week,” explained the Salvation Army’s Major Jim Hann, earlier this week. “But after that, we do have several spaces still open outside at Scotiabank, and there are some evening spaces coming up inside at the two grocery stores.”
Three donation kettles are now in place: Outside the downtown branch of Scotiabank, and inside at the Stonetown Foodland and McDonalds Independent grocery stores.
Proceeds from the campaign support the Salvation Army’s Christmas Hamper program, which makes available supplies of food and childrens’ gifts to allow families in need to celebrate Christmas.
Volunteers are scheduled to be at the three kettles until 5 p.m. on most days, with the Salvation Army planning an extension of hours until 8 p.m. at the two indoor locations during the final two weeks of the campaign. If you’re interested in volunteering, call 519-284-2760.
Major Hann notes that, if you’re late arriving at a kettle location and are unable to make a cash donation, you can still “donate by text.” Instructions about how to do so are on each of the kettle stands, which will remain in place permanently throughout the campaign.