Salvation Army Christmas donations dwindling
Published Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:02PM EST
With just days to go until Christmas, the Salvation Army still needs more donations to reach their goal.
The annual Christmas Kettle campaign has collected $13 million this year. However, the goal is $19 million.
Andrew Burditt of the Salvation Army said that the bad economy has more people needing help this year.
"There are lots of anecdotal stories across the Salvation Army of people who used to be donors and now in some cases are coming to us for assistance themselves," Burditt told CTV Toronto.
This year's campaign will help nearly two million people across the country.
Every dollar collected locally will stay local, helping those in need with food, shelter and clothing.
"It's Christmas and there are a lot of people who have a lot less than I do," one man said.
On average, about 100 people a day donate to each kettle.
The Salvation Army Kettle campaign runs until Christmas Eve. There are more than 2,000 money pots across the country and 350 in the GTA.
With a report from CTV Toronto's Dana Levenson