The High River Salvation Army officially kicked off the Christmas Kettle campaign on Thursday.

Salvation Army Ministry Intern John Arndt was on hand along with colleagues Kaylee D'Andrea, Shakera Forbes and Shiela MacDonald at the High River RBC as Branch Manager Shanda Bouchard made the first donation to kick off the campaign.

You can find locations set up throughout High River at No Frills, Co-op and Sobeys.

In Okotoks, you can make donations at Walmart, Sobeys, and Costco from Dec. 10-24.

And they need volunteers to help assist at their locations throughout the Foothills.

To volunteer just contact the High River Salvation Army at (403) 652-2195 and more info can always be found on their Facebook page.