by Angela Rafuse
On December 1st, in 38 cities across Canada, over 16,000 runners and shufflers laced up to raise funds in support of marginalized and vulnerable people this Christmas.
In partnership with Running Room, The Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk raises funds for local Salvation Army social and community programs. Participants dress in funky festive gear and brave the cold to make a difference in their community.
In the past 10 years, this family-friendly event has raised over $5.8 million to support The Salvation Army. Funds raised remain in local communities to provide food, clothing, shelter and empowerment for vulnerable Canadians.
This year, Kemptville, Ontario hosted its first Santa Shuffle in support of its community and family services program. In Halifax, the event raised more than $27,000 in pledges, which will go a long way in supporting struggling Canadians this winter.
While the numbers are still being finalized, this year’s event will raise over $650,000 for The Salvation Army. Thank you to everyone who supported the 28th annual Santa Shuffle and the mission of Giving Hope Today.