With just one week left in the local Salvation Army’s holiday campaign, Major Brian Beveridge says they’re behind in donations. The Sally Anne hopes to raise $170,000 through the red kettles this year, and are still short about $65,000.
Another $205,000 is needed through the mail out program in order to cover the costs for next year. Kettles are stationed at businesses around Grande Prairie, and the Salvation Army is still collecting donations for the food bank and Christmas hampers, which are expected to go out to about 800 families this year.
To help fill them, people are asked to drop off personal hygiene products and diapers, as well as toys for kids and gift cards for teens. Applications for hampers are taken up until Christmas Eve.