“Fuller House” star and outspoken Christian actress Candace Cameron Bure is partnering with The Salvation Army to help needy families across the country during the Christmas season.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Bure revealed that while Christmas is her “favorite time of the year,” she’s also cognizant of how difficult the season can be for so many families.
“It can be a hard season for so many people and that’s why the work that I help do with The Salvation Army is so important — because there are so many people in need, especially during the holidays,” Bure said.
“While it’s a time of giving and should be a time of cheer, it can be very, very heartbreaking, especially for people who are struggling. Whether that’s financial, whether it’s just circumstances that they’re in — homelessness, needing food, just needing help and day care…” she added.
Due to the current financial and social climate in the United States and the rest of the world, Bure has seen firsthand an increase in services provided by the Salvation Army.
While the charity is expecting to serve 155% more people this year, it’s anticipating a 50% decrease in contributions. On average, The Salvation Army serves 23 million people annually.
“The Salvation Army does everything and they help people long after disasters strike, long after the holiday season ends. They are always there,” Bure reiterated, adding that “Christmas isn’t canceled.”
“We still want to be there to help. So we’re asking you to help us rescue Christmas to serve those in need.”
In addition to her work with The Salvation Army, Bure is excited about her new Christmas movie airing on the Hallmark Channel Sunday, Nov. 29 at 8 PM ET. She said her latest Christmas film is her favorite.
“My new Christmas movie is called If I Only Had Christmas. I absolutely loved making this Christmas movie,” Bure exclaimed.
“I have to say that out of the nine Hallmark Christmas movies I made, this one is my favorite, which I’ve never said before. I’ve never picked a favorite one. But I love it so much because it’s a homage to my all-time favorite movie, The Wizard of Oz,” she added.
When asked what her one Christmas wish would be this season, Bure said she hopes that people hear and respond to the gospel.
“Honestly, my… wish is for people to know Jesus Christ. It always is. It’s my goal in life. It’s my mission in life. I love people and I want to share with them the best news I’ve ever known in my entire life,” Bure said.
“That’s the good news of Jesus Christ and there’s no better time, there’s never a bad time, but there’s no easier time to share the Good News with people than at Christmastime because it’s the whole reason we celebrate.”