The Salvation Army has been waging a war on poverty in Stratford for 128 years.
The campaign continues this festive season with their annual Kettle Drive.
Donation stations are set up all over Stratford but the fundraising drive is behind this year.
Captain Jason Sabourin says they need the help of local residents in the final push leading up to Christmas.
The Stratford Salvation Army's goal this year is to raise $90,000 to help the poor in our community.
So far, about $40,000 has been collected.