Salvation Army spa day helps struggling women feel special and valued

Spa Days with Purpose

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At The Salvation Army in St. John, N.B., Tanya got an unusual day of pampering and relaxation. The day was a welcome reprieve for someone living in survival mode. Tanya, a former nurse, developed an addiction to pain medication following an accident. As a result she lost everything—her job, her husband and her home in an affluent neighbourhood. “To say Tanya suffered from low self-esteem was an understatement,” says Shelly McCready, Community Ministries Coordinator for The Salvation Army. “The spa day, which included a manicure and pedicure, helped her feel

Salvation Army programs other than food banks help communities adopt a healthier lifestyle. Image source, Thinkstock

Salvation Army Aims to Improve Nutrition

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Proper nutrition is vital to human life, but some people are unable to meet this need because of financial obstacles—even in developed nations like Canada. According to the 2013 Food Banks Canada HungerCount report, 43 percent of single-person households, 25

Siemens Canada Helps Provide a Better Future for Vulnerable Canadians

Siemens Canada Helps Provide a Better Future for Vulnerable Canadians

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Siemens Canada, with the help of Corporations For Community Connections Inc. (CFCC), an organization which refurbishes used computers for donation, recently donated 300 refurbished laptops to three Salvation Army locations. “Our schools expect students to be able to access computers,” says Philip Schaus, purchasing manager for Siemens Canada and president of CFCC. “I have a number of teachers that have become involved with us, they tell me that often students who come from families that can’t afford computers prefer not to turn in assignments, as opposed to admitting they don’t