Christmas Day is 38 sleeps away and the Cowichan Valley Christmas Kettle campaign is back again, with the goal of raising more than $100,000 dollars.

Kettle Campaign Coordinator Darcy Baird said more than seven hundred shifts need to be covered.

“Some people are really excited to get in there and do a lot of shifts and people that we’ve had back, campaigning for us in the past have definitely come on to do more than one shift,” said Baird. “Generally, when I set up a shift with someone, I definitely put the ask out if they’re willing to do more.”

Baird said the kettles will be out a little longer this holiday season.

“We’re going to go right up to Christmas Eve this year,” said Baird. “Christmas Eve is Monday this year and we’re just going to go from 9 am to 3 pm.”

She said the reason for the extended campaign is because of the lofty fundraising goal of $100,000 dollars.

Last year, the campaign raised more than $110,000 dollars and all the money raised, stayed in the Cowichan Valley.

If you’re interested in volunteering for the kettle campaign in one of the seven Cowichan Valley locations, call 250-732-8988.

The kettles will be out at Thrifty Foods, Save-On-Foods, Superstore, Canadian Tire, London Drugs and there will be two at Walmart in Duncan.

The campaign starts at 10 am today.