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Oct22TueAnnual race raises funds for The Salvation Army. October 22, 2019 by Angela Rafuse
The Salvation Army’s 29th annual Santa Shuffle is just around the corner. On December 7, thousands of participants will lace up their shoes for the five-kilometre fun run and one-kilometre elf walk in 38 cities across Canada.
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“My first Santa Shuffle with my family was an exciting, fun and rewarding experience,” says Kelly Bozdog, who participated for the first time last year. “It was great to see hundreds of people coming together in the spirit of Christmas to help those in need.”
The Santa Shuffle isn’t your typical race. People of all ages and skill sets come dressed in festive attire for a day of fun that helps others through The Salvation Army. Funds raised by this event support programs that range from daily meals and winter outreach for those experiencing homelessness, to education programs and Christmas presents for children.
This year, Santa Shuffle organizers want to encourage Salvationists and Salvation Army officers, employees and volunteers to get involved by offering a special discount code. The code, CORPS2019, can be used when participants register for the event online at SantaShuffle.ca.
In the past 10 years, the Santa Shuffle has raised more than $5.8 million. Funds remain in the communities where they are raised and help provide food, clothing, shelter and empowerment for vulnerable Canadians.