Like the Milky Way in spring, it really begins to feel like Christmas once the Salvation Army kettle campaign appears in malls across Regina.
The annual fundraising campaign began Friday, Nov. 25 and continues until 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
There are 1,500 families registered this year.
“We’re active all year-round and so any funds that aren’t used specifically at Christmas will go to help provide assistance to families and individuals through the year in the Regina area,” explained Major Bruce Mackenzie.
The Salvation Army has set a goal of $215,000 but any help offered is welcomed.
“Whether it’s a little bit of pocket change, whether it is an hour of your time, being the smiling face of the Salvation Army. It is an all volunteer campaign, everybody you see standing on a kettle is a volunteer,” Mackenzie said.
If you don’t have pocket change, you can donate online at www.fillthekettle.com.