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Thank you Kingston Whig Standard for your kind words with our help to the annual Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Campaign!

Hamper campaign nearing one-third mark

By: Steven Serviss – Published on: December 7, 2018
Salvation Army Christmas hamper campaign volunteers packed up hampers at the Frontenac Mall on Dec. 19, 2017. (Julia McKay/The Whig-Standard)

It takes hundreds of people to make the campaign a success and it’s certainly true when it is said that every little bit helps.

In the case of the students from Tallack Martial Arts, it’s a big help in the form of their annual “Kids Helping Kids have Christmas’ 500 technique challenge to benefit the Jerome Taylor Memorial/Whig-Standard hamper fund.

The students from Tallack Martial Arts have raised tens of thousands of dollars over the years and their efforts this year bolstered the campaign by $2,300. Thank you to Melanie Loxton, the students and all the good people at Tallack Martial Arts for helping make the event a success. The funds raised from this event have pushed us closer to the one-third mark in the $155,000 campaign.

Thank you to all of the supporters who sponsored a family. It’s a great help to the campaign that we have hundreds of people purchasing and delivering food hampers to recipient families. With only two weeks left in the campaign, we are now looking for volunteers to help with packing and deliveries on Dec. 20 and 21. Those interested can contact Michelle Kreps at 613-548-4411, ext. 129, or email christmashamper@kingstonsa.ca.

Jerome Taylor Memorial/Whig-Standard Christmas Hampers of Hope Fund

How to Donate:

Make your cheque payable to: The Salvation Army Kingston — Hamper Fund

Drop off or mail donation to: The Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Fund, 342 Patrick St., Kingston, ON K7K 6R6

Acknowledgement: We will publish your name in our column. Please indicate if you wish to remain anonymous.

Tax Receipt: A tax receipt will be issued for any amount over $10.

Questions or credit card donations: Contact Bonita McCourt at 613-548-4411, ext. 121, or email cfsdirector@kingstonsa.ca; or Sam MacLeod at 613-548-1600, ext. 153, or email citadel@kingstonsa.ca.

Total to date: $48,349

Campaign goal: $155,000

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