Salvation Army promotes awareness of the need to eliminate poverty

Salvation Army Observes International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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Toronto, ON October 16, 2014 – The Salvation Army will observe the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17th, a day designated by the United Nations General Assembly to promote awareness of the need to eliminate poverty and destitution in all countries. Year-round, The Salvation Army provides social services in Canada in order to help people in need and put an end to poverty. The Salvation Army’s work is highlighted in the organization’s latest Annual Review, released this month, which details its critical work in Canada within

Salvation Army food bank restores some sense of dignity by letting people choose what their needs are

From Charity to Dignity

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“At the food bank, the greatest thing we can give people is choice,” says Elliott Innes, Salvation Army community and family services manager in Fort Erie, Ont. “That’s why we don’t make pre-made hampers. We let people choose what their

Salvation Army Food Bank Impacts Community

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At The Salvation Army’s Cedarbrae food bank, clients select the food they want, similar to shopping at a grocery store. This encourages self-esteem and reduces the stress and humiliation of asking for food.

On any given night in Canada, 30,000 Canadians have no place to stay.

Rethinking Homelessness on World Homeless Day

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On any given night in Canada, there are approximately 30,000 men, women and children who have no place to stay. In Toronto, there are close to 4,000 shelter beds being accessed by people with no homes as well as another 500 or so people who sleep outside on the street. That is just not right! The Salvation Army in Toronto operates five shelters for people experiencing homelessness; three shelters for men and two for women. In total we provide over 600 beds per night for men and women who have