Kettle Campaigner: Making a Difference

by Alberta

By her own admission, Jacci Bibeau is one fussy volunteer. “I do a lot of research before I do anything. I have to know it’s making a difference and that the money goes where it’s supposed to go."

The Salvation Army passed Bibeau’s scrutiny with flying colours, but that’s not the only factor that keeps her at her station five days a week during the Christmas Kettle Campaign. “I enjoy it. I love talking to people. I heard some incredible stories about how The Salvation Army has helped families.” She says nobody provides a lot of details, but they will tell her about how The Salvation Army helped them when they first came to Canada, or during a tough time in their lives. Bibeau says it is heart-warming to hear people have found their feet and now to see them giving back.

Does that mean you will see her at a kettle near you during this year’s campaign? Well yes, but you might not recognize her.

Bibeau demonstrates a credible “ho, ho, ho” and explains that she has been known to don a Santa suit during her kettle shifts. “I am a cancer survivor. I don’t do anything unless it is fun. Fun and worthwhile. This is both.”