The Salvation Army is launching its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign next week.
Deputy Mayor Frank Wong will make the first official donation at Bower Place mall at noon Thursday.
“Every kettle donation can help change a life,” said Maj. Larry Bridger.
“All funds raised in the kettle campaign in Red Deer stay here to support our programs and services we offer year round, including our food bank, senior’s programs, school meal program and more.”
The Salvation Army in Red Deer has a goal to raise $455,000 this Christmas season, with the hopes of raising $245,000 through the kettle campaign alone.
Debit and credit card donations will be now be accepted at all 10 of the kettle locations and online at FillTheKettle.com.
The campaign runs until Dec. 23, and about 1,450 volunteer shifts will need to be covered. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to call 403-346-2251.