The Salvation Army Thrift Store National Recycling Operations (NRO) kept the kettle boiling during the Christmas season, donating $164,723 through the contributions of its 105 store locations.

The donation, made through NRO's annual Christmas Kettle GoodWorks@Work™ campaign, surpassed the previous year's goal set by the NRO by almost $25,000.

“We have a lot to celebrate,” says Michele Walker, NRO manager. “It is humbling how readily guests in our stores give back to individuals and families in need. This contribution is really an unbelievable number that will help hundreds in communities across Canada.”

Donations collected at NRO thrift stores throughout November and December will allow for additional support of The Salvation Army's other programs, services and emergency relief efforts within communities. All kettle donations remain in the local communities in which they were raised and enable The Salvation Army to help vulnerable people with basic necessities such as food, clothing, shelter and other provisions.

“We couldn't have accomplished this without the remarkable staff in our stores and the generosity of our guests. They always amaze us with their dedication and willingness to assist in any way possible,” Walker adds. “Thank you to everyone who supported the campaign!”

NRO's Christmas Kettle GoodWorks@Work™ campaign contributes to The Salvation Army's Christmas kettle campaign, which raised more than $22 million in 2015.

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