The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign had another successful year.  

Bill Mailman, a corps officer for the non-profit said the tradition started over 100 years ago in San Francisco. 

"Some officers down there put a pot out to raise money to feed some people during the holiday season, and it just kind of blew up from there," he said. "Every year it's one of our major fundraisers all throughout Canada and Salvation Army." 

Volunteers work in two-hour shifts, chatting with passersby and accepting donations as they come, to help those in need over the holidays. 

Despite facing some struggles to find volunteers this year, Mailman said the Kettle campaign still fulfilled its purpose.

"We are within spitting distance of both our Kettle goal and our general mail-out campaign," he said. "We are actually closing in on the goal for both of those this year, which is really encouraging and surprising. This community always proves that it is so generous. We're always going away with the generosity of this community, and it hasn't disappointed this year."

This year, folks in Swift Current were able to find the kettles at Pharmasave, the Wheatland Mall Co-op, Safeway and Walmart, and Canadian Tire.