The Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle campaign raised $23.5 million this holiday season—well exceeding the Canada and Bermuda Territory’s $21.6-million goal and the amount raised through last year’s campaign. This total includes $360,642, which was raised by National Recycling Operations in thrift stores across Canada. These funds will be used by local ministry units to operate community and social service programs throughout the year.

As part of running a successful campaign, The Salvation Army relies on many corporate partners across the country, who allow the Christmas kettles to be placed at their stores. The Army is particularly thankful for the support of Costco, where kettles collected $1.3 million, and Walmart, where kettles brought in $3.5 million.

“We are grateful to all our partner organizations, volunteers, employees and officers for their leadership and commitment to the territorial Christmas effort,” says Lt-Colonel John Murray, secretary for communications. “These funds will help us feed, clothe, shelter and empower marginalized and vulnerable people in 2020. It’s heartwarming to witness the compassionate giving of Canadians to assist struggling people in their local communities.”

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