The Salvation Army Central Okanagan blew past their Christmas campaign goal of $750,00 and collected $800,000 in donations.
“We are so grateful for the generosity of this community” said Pastor Darryl Burry, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Central Okanagan.
“The financial support we received from the kettles and our Christmas appeal will support the year-round programming and services we offer here in the Central Okanagan. We are so deeply thankful to all those who made this campaign a success – for the thousands of volunteer hours filled by those who rang bells, counted donations, packed bags, to schedulers, drivers and so much more. We are so blessed to have a community that cares for others and wants to make an impact in people’s lives.”
This Christmas, due to the generosity of this community, The Salvation Army Central Okanagan were able to Share Christmas with 560 local families which included toys for over 1100 local children.
“Our motto is ‘Giving Hope Today’ and we will be able to continue to give hope into 2017 because of the generosity of our community,” said Patty Lou Bryant, Communications Coordinator of The Salvation Army Central Okanagan.
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