Saturday, August 23rd13.2°C
22951

Kettle campaign kicks off

Sounds of the season are in the air once again as bells ring alongside Salvation Army Christmas Kettles.

The annual campaign is seeking contributions -- and every dollar raised in the Central Okanagan is used to help people in the community.

“The money raised in our Christmas kettles and those people that will send us cheques to help the Salvation Army or even donate on line, that carries us through the entire year,” says Ron Cartmell with the Salvation Army.

“And so this is a critical time for us. It helps with our food hampers and things we provide right now, but it also carries us through the entire year and the programs that we run. We raise about 95 per cent of our money during the holiday season.

One person whose life the campaign has changed is 32-year old Angela Stadnyk, who says the Salvation Army helped turn her life around.

“A year ago I was leaving a relationship. And facing the world as a single mom can be really scary,” she says.

“They really helped me get to a place where I was OK.  I was stable and I was secure emotionally, physically and financially.”

Now Stadnyk works with the Salvation Army and says she has the confidence to live life again.

“I’m proud to work for the Salvation Army because being on the other side, I understand the struggles and seeing some of the faces that come through, I can really identify with how they’re feeling; There is a light at the end of the tunnel as long as you utilize the programs, you can make it work."

Money raised by the Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign help pay for programs that help families throughout the year.

“The donations are so much appreciated,” says Stadnyk. “It changes lives and it gives hope.”

To find our more about the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign click here.



Read more Kelowna News

22623


Recent Trending





20006




FEATURED Property
1963317124 3880 Truswell Road
3 bedrooms 4 baths
$799,000
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading



22623




22694

Kelowna SPCA Featured Pet

Joey
Joey Kelowna SPCA >




20011



22881



Okanagan Quick Links City of Kelowna
Airport Arrivals
Airport Departures
Kelowna Discussion Forum
Kelowna's Cultural District
Kelowna Transit
Kelowna Road Closures
William R. Bennett Bridge
Tourism Kelowna
Central Okanagan
Regional District

District of Peachland
District of Lake Country
Interior Health
UBC Okanagan
Okanagan College
School District 23
Okanagan Regional Library


Kelowna City Council Audio
Audio
July 14, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
Live broadcasts, archives, schedule >


Member of BC Press Council
22486