Christmas Kettles

2016 Kingston Christmas Kettles
Goal Achieved

The Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign is happy to announce that we have achieved and surpassed our goal of $290,000. As of December 27, The Christmas Kettle Campaign achieved $310,000, raising $20,000 over our original target. These funds were donated by thousands of citizens throughout our city to support those families and individuals who, do a variety of circumstance, are in danger of going without the necessities of life. It is now the duty of The Salvation Army of Kingston to put these resources to work to keep the fire of hope alive throughout our city.

The funds raised through the kettle campaign will support the ongoing operations at our Kingston Citadel Community & Family Services Centre and our Salvation Army Rideau Heights location. The services we offer at these locations include our after school program, gathering place day shelter, housing support program, community pantry, and many more. Because of the generosity of those throughout our city these initiative will continue to operate and will continue to provide a helping hand to thousands of Kingston’s citizens.

The Salvation Army would like to thank Kingston’s media outlets for helping to spread the word regarding our campaign. The radio stations, newspapers, online sources, and TV station truly work for the betterment of this community and provide us a voice particularly in times of great need.

Our ultimate success was due to the dozens of organizations hosting our campaign, our team of over six hundred volunteers who stood by our kettles, and the tens of thousands of Kingstonians who donated to our cause. Our sincere thanks goes out to all who supported this campaign.

On behalf of all of those who at the Salvation Army, thank you for allowing us to continue serve.

Sam MacLeod
2016 Kettle Campaign Manager


Christmas Kettles is the main fundraising campaign for The Salvation Army Community & Family Services. This annual campaign is a joint effort across the entire city between the two Kingston corps. The funds raised are used to support a number of programs that include:

  • after school program with a light meal for high risk children
    • 63 children registered
  • summer day camps for families that cannot afford alternative services while children are out of school
    • 35 children participated
  • over night, out of town summer camps for children in families that cannot afford the cost of the experience
    • 50 children sent to camp
  • food pantries that provide emergency food for individuals, couples and families that have exhausted their privileges at the main Partners in Mission food bank during the month
    • over 23,200 bags of groceries were provide to 9,587 households
  • hot meal programs for individuals most in need
    • 26,286 hot meals provided
  • vouchers to clients will provide a clothing purchase at the Family Thrift Stores
    • 801 vouchers issued
  • vouchers to clients will provide a household goods purchase at the Family Thrift Stores
    • 884 vouchers issued
  • supportive services to help clients manage life’s difficulties and provide a sense of hope for the future
    • 3,486 supportive counseling service hours provided

You can help us Give Hope Today to the less fortunate in Kingston:

  • Donate at any Kettle conveniently located in 20 stores throughout the Kingston area with coins, cash or cheques
  • Donate by credit card in person or by phone, Sponsor a Kettle by making a corporate, club, group or individual donation
  • Challenge your co-workers, group, company or club to Adopt-a-Kettle
  • Donate as a group, organization or company and Sponsor-a-Kettle
  • Support us when you shop online through
  • Volunteer to be a Kettle Attendant by registering online at:


Call us @ 613-531-5918