Thanks to everyone who supported the Swift Current Salvation Army's Christmas Campaign this season! Here's a final update from Major Don Grad...

The final fundraising total, as of Dec. 31, is $231,775.  We praise God for the support that we have received from many people/ groups/ businesses/ etc. in Swift Current and area.

The Christmas Day Community Dinner was a great event.  We estimate that we had about 160 guests, along with 50+ volunteers.  The food was excellent, and there was good conversation and socializing.  Entertainment was from the Doyle's.  Santa was there, and everyone left with a gift of one, two, or more teddy bears, along with some other gifts.  Like all our Christmas activities, the credit for the success goes to a great team of staff and volunteers, who put in many hours to make it all happen.

Some statistics in regards to Christmas Hampers:

- 284 Hampers total, which went to 299 adults and 258 children/youth. 

- we make Hampers for three basic groups, for families, for couples, and for singles

- the total weight of all the Hampers would be about 30,000 pounds.  This represents perhaps 22,000 pounds of non-perishable food, and 8,000 pounds of potatoes, meat, bread, milk, and more.

- the sorting of food donations, packing of hampers, distribution of hampers, and related activities, represents hundreds of volunteer hours. is Swift Current's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

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