EVENT INFO

EVENT NAME

The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign

EVENT DATE & TIME

25 Nov, 2016 - 27 Dec, 2016

EVENT WEBSITE

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LOCATION

Kuala Lumpur

CONTACT EMAIL

pr_malaysia@smm.salvationarmy.org

EVENT DESCRIPTION

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The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign is a fundraising effort that began in 1891 when Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee was distraught because so many poor people in San Francisco were going hungry and he wanted to provide them with a free Christmas dinner. Captain McFee decided to place an iron kettle at a ferry landing to collect money so that he could feed the needy at Christmas. Since then, The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign has become a tradition practiced in many countries worldwide. Public contributions to Salvation Army kettles enable us to continue our year-round efforts at helping those who would otherwise be forgotten.

This Christmas, we’re partnering with a mall in KL for our Kettle Campaign. Apart from a donation drive, the campaign aims to encourage reading through the collection of second hand books. Donated books will be resold at affordable prices or redistributed to needy families. Proceeds from book sales will will go towards furthering The Salvation Army’s social work.

This initiative requires sufficient manpower to man the bookstore and our kettle stand. If you are interested to volunteer please contact us at 03-80614929. No experience is necessary and you may select the days you’re free to volunteer. All volunteers will receive a token of appreciation and a certificate.


REGISTRATION

Please visit event organizer website/page or email organizers at pr_malaysia@smm.salvationarmy.org for registration procedures.

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