Salvation Army releases Cdn. kettle drive donation tally

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Salvation Army releases Cdn. kettle drive donation tally

Post by CielOnTap » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:41 am

Salvation Army kettles bring in $18M
By THE CANADIAN PRESS
Last Updated: 25th January 2010, 10:31am

The Salvation Army has added up the money dropped into its Christmas kettles and says Canadians donated a record amount.

The organization raised $18 million, surpassing the record of $16 million set the previous year.

Salvation Army Commissioner William Francis says the organization is being challenged to meet a growing demand for its services. http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2 ... 02466.html

The organization was having difficulties in recruiting volunteers to be in the public eye during the Christmas campaign. The donations collected help with various programs: mobile soup kitchens in urban areas, clothing store operations (staffing), care packages or food hampers, food banks, employment programs, meals and shelters, etc.
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Post by CielOnTap » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:31 pm

There's some bustle over the policies of what toys contravene the Salvation Army's principles. Recently, a volunteer was advised to pull out Harry Potter items from the toy donations. But the same volunteer noted that replica guns seemed not to get the same treatment.

Here is what has come from the Salvation Army regarding suitable toys for its donation drives:
Harry Potter, Twilight vampires not banned by Salvation Army nationwide

By The Canadian Press | The Canadian Press – 1 hour 5 minutes ago
CALGARY - The Salvation Army says a decision by its Calgary branch not to hand out toys that it feels promote black magic, the occult and vampires is not a national policy.

Spokeswoman Capt. Pam Goodyear says the Calgary decision was based on a "significant" number of complaints from parents whose children have received those types of toys in their hampers in previous years.

But Goodyear says each branch makes the decisions on its own and she is not aware of this being a policy at any other location. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/harry-potter-t ... -army.html
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