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Mayor Laura Cabott

Christmas Kettle Campaign proclaimed

Wednesday marks the beginning of the 2022 Christmas Kettle Campaign, Mayor Laura Cabott proclaimed at city council’s meeting Monday.

By Whitehorse Star on November 22, 2022

Wednesday marks the beginning of the 2022 Christmas Kettle Campaign, Mayor Laura Cabott proclaimed at city council’s meeting Monday.

She said the Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign is one of Canada’s most significant and recognizable annual charitable events.

In addition to the critical fundraising impact of the campaign, the Christmas kettles boost the visibility and awareness of the Salvation Army, she said.

Cabott said the Salvation Army is active in the fight against poverty, providing shelter and support for people in need and assisting men, women and families in tending to the basic necessities.

The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people, she said.

Cabott said for more than 100 years all across Canada, the annual campaign has been a great way for people to help others in need through the work of the Salvation Army.

Comments (9)

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Nope on Nov 25, 2022 at 5:00 pm

I won’t give the Sally Ann a red cent. Ask them about their stance on LGBT issues. Or sexual abuse scandals. Or racism.

A big nope from me.

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SH on Nov 25, 2022 at 7:41 am

Laur,
It sounds like you don't know much about the Salvations Army's role in the Yukon. I suggest you give them a call and find out what they are doing for the community.

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Laur on Nov 24, 2022 at 6:16 am

What programs do the Salvation Army run in this Community? Where will the donations go? Outside the Yukon is my guess. No thanks.

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It’s a nice thought… on Nov 23, 2022 at 11:08 am

@Linda D: In actuality, unless some changes were made, there is no way of knowing any of the cash you put in the kettle goes to Christmas dinners for the poor. An investigation done years ago on the local Sally Ann revealed it has no clear reporting process, nor any rules, as to where any of its donations go, including the captain’s pocket. The investigation was done about three SA failures ago, surrounding the ARC facility, which brought all manner of scumbags to Whitehorse; rapists and murderers on which the SA cashed in. The only good thing to come out of SA was the thrift store, which it also managed to destroy.

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SH on Nov 23, 2022 at 10:06 am

Thomas,

As a Christian, I would argue that the City of Whitehorse has not joined or associated itself with the Church. Laura was simply promoting the work of the Salvation Army, not the theology of the Salvation Army.

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Juniper Jackson on Nov 22, 2022 at 9:22 pm

The world has gone to *hit as man has eliminated faith after faith after faith.

You're an atheist, believe that man, earth. the cosmos is one big cosmic accident? Fine.

Personally.. i do not believe in the God of my youth, the big dude with the flowing beard and arms wide open. But, I do not believe that I'm a mistake, that mankind, life, the 'cosmos' is a mistake. I believe that there is something.. greater than myself. Some kind of a creator. We'll all find out one day.

Mr. Brewer. religion aside, i don't have the hungry to my house, I don't hand out blankets to the cold, or offer any kind of personal service. The Salvation Army uses these collected monies to do those things. The least I can do if offer them $10 bucks once in a while. That guy at the kettle, isn't trying to preach to you, convert you.. just looking for a few dollars. I write this..because you wrote that.

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Coconuts! on Nov 22, 2022 at 8:22 pm

Seriously Thomas Brewer on Nov 22, 2022 at 3:15 pm?

Aside from having the lyrics to a lovely bunch of coconuts going around and around in their heads it’s likely that Ms Cabott does not see their-self as the state because their-self is municipally elected… And like the state is like this whole big thing, right? I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts…

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Linda Derbyshire on Nov 22, 2022 at 5:37 pm

This is the only place I put my money. Every dollar that I put in a Christmas Kettle goes 100% to providing a Christmas for someone who might not have had one. When I sit down to my Christmas dinner, I enjoy it that much more because I made a contribution. I never pass one without dropping in some money and say a silent thank you for my blessings.

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Thomas Brewer on Nov 22, 2022 at 3:15 pm

Isn't it about time we abandon religious based organisations, especially ones that have failed miserably in this territory? Also - where's the separation of church and state Ms. Cabott?

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