All ages are signing up for the Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle to help improve lives in Ottawa.
Get a little exercise, get a little silly, and get into the spirit of generosity. You can do it all at the annual Salvation Army Santa Shuffle happening Saturday, December 1, at Lansdowne Park. Hosted in partnership with Running Room, the popular fundraiser is taking place in 38 communities across Canada. Ottawa’s event, involving a five-kilometre Fun Run, a one-kilometre Elf Walk, and plenty of seasonal shenanigans, is always a hit. Teams and individuals dress up in their holiday finest and also collect pledges to support local families through programs at the Salvation Army’s Bethany Hope Centre.
For decades, the Sally Ann has been dedicated to improving life for pregnant youth and young families. Its Bethany Hope Centre, at 820 Woodroffe Avenue, provides a wide variety of supports for young parents and children — everything from health services and infant and child development initiatives to employment opportunities and assistance with the basics, such as housing, food, clothing and budgeting. The Santa Shuffle helps make it all possible. Here’s an idea of what a difference even $50 in pledges will make:
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