The Swift Current Salvation Army is getting ready for its busiest time of the year with the holiday season approaching fast.

Things officially kick off for the organization this weekend as the first day of their Christmas Campaign gets underway at 11:30 outside of Safeway on Saturday. 

Lieutenant Bill Mailman said there will be a bit of a change to how things work this year. 

"We're going to be launching our Wish Tree, which is going to look a little bit different this year," he said. "Instead of buying items for specific kids, we are going to buy items that children in our community have asked for. When you bring it back, it will be added to our Christmas Toy Room that we're going to be opening at the Food Bank for families who have registered for Christmas hampers."

The Wish Tree kettle will be open six days a week starting Saturday. The others will open up the following Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, until December when they will also shift to six days a week. 

They will be found at Walmart, Pharmasave, and Canadian Tire, with one more location that hasn't been finalized yet. 

Volunteers are still needed to run the kettles around the city from November 18 through December 23. Experience is not required, and the shifts are flexible--anyone interested can contact Courtney at (306) 741-4763.


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