Salvation Army kicking off season of fundraising with special event

The Salvation Army will kick off its 2013 Operation Christmas effort with the Kettle Kick-off on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Nautical Shell Ampitheatre from 11am to 1pm. The event will also include the start of the Buono’s Pizzeria food drive, with an appearance by Ms. Southern California Kym Cloughesy and Santa Claus. The event will also include free coupons for the Aquarium of the Pacific and complimentary gift certificates and meal discounts to various restaurants.
Though the 2013 Operation Christmas, the organization anticipates assisting: 1,000 families with food and toys: 95 families through the adopt-a-family program; 900 families through the Angel Tree and Toys of Tots program; 500 families for Christmas at The Reef; and individuals in local rest homes and the VA hospital.

Source: Salvation Army

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