1381 Cedar Street – Campbell River
Centre(s) of Hope
7305 Market Street – Port Hardy
The Salvation Army leads two Community and Family Services teams – Campbell River and Mount Waddington Region. The funds raised in each community stay in that community. The funds raised in the month of December represent 50-60% of the funding needed to keep serving people in Campbell River and the Mount Waddington Region. Our total fund raising goal for Campbell River and the Mount Waddington Region for 2021 is $200,000 . We aim to raise $110,000 through our kettle campaign and $90,000 through the Letter Campaign

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Our Largest Annual Fundraiser
The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign runs annually from mid-November through to December 24th. 
All donations made to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign stay 100% local.  They ensure our services to the community continue throughout the coming year. Donations to this campaign can be made at a Kettle, via our online virtual Kettles or simply by stopping by Ocean Crest Community Church at 291 McLean Street.  


History of the “Kettle”

In 1891, Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee wanted to help the help the vulnerable in San Francisco, especially during the Christmas season, but he didn’t know where to get funding to do so. He remembered, during his earlier days in Liverpool England, seeing a large kettle where passengers of boats that docked nearby were able to toss coins to help the poor. Captain McFee placed a similar pot at the Oakland Ferry Landing, and encouraged the public to “Keep the Pot Boiling.” He collected enough to host a Christmas dinner for the poor. 


Our campaign relies heavily on volunteers who stand/sit by a Kettle for a 2-hour shift.  That equals 64 volunteer hours per day!  We have some volunteers who have participated in this campaign for generations as part of family tradition.  Volunteers often choose to help in this way as part of giving back to their community during the holiday season.  We are blessed to have corporations, service clubs and local groups volunteer by “Adopting a Kettle” for a day or two, manned with their own staff.
We are grateful for community partnerships who have generously matched donations on certain dates throughout the campaign, helping us reach our goal.  For more information on our Christmas Kettle Campaign, including setting up a presentation for your staff, students or group please call our office at 250-287-3720.  We encourage larger group participants to call by mid-October to ensure a greater choice in scheduling dates.

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In Campbell River Contact
Tami Ness
Office:  250-287-3720 Ext. 204
Cell:  250-204-3756
In Port Hardy Contact
Darlene O Neil or Michael Winter
Office:  250-949-8125
Cell:  250-230-8151

2021 Kettle Locations