Another successful Santa Shuffle in Abbotsford

Proceeds of race go toward Abbotsford Salvation Army initiatives, from food services to shelter beds

The Salvation Army kicked off another Santa Shuffle at the Rotary Stadium Saturday morning, with dozens showing up in costume to get their feet moving.

The 11th annual event included prizes donated by local businesses, and proceeds from the event go toward the Salvation Army.

Last year in Abbotsford, the Salvation Army:

  • Served 158,947 meals
  • Provided 1,185 Angel tree gifts to children
  • Assisted 25,820 people through drop-in
  • Provided 8,760 sheltered bed nights
  • Gave away 563 emergency food hampers to local families
  • Facilitated 156 referrals to detox, treatment, recovery and transition programs
  • Sent 49 kids to Camp Sunrise
  • Supported 20 schools through the Pantry34 program

The Santa Shuffle began 28 years ago in Edmonton to fundraise for Salvation Army initiatives. Since 2001, it has been a national event with locations in every province.

Last year, there were more than 16,0000 participants, raising more than $650,000.

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