Volunteers help The Salvation Army make Christmas memorable for people in need

Five Reasons to Volunteer this Christmas with The Salvation Army


Volunteering and giving back is one of the most meaningful gifts you can give this Christmas. As The Salvation Army embarks on its Christmas campaign, it relies on volunteers to make Christmas memorable for people in need. From assisting on our iconic red kettles, to feeding the hungry, to sorting toys and packing food hampers, volunteering will: make a child’s eyes light up when they unwrap a new toy on Christmas morning; give a homeless person Christmas dinner and a friend to share it with; provide a food hamper to

Salvation Army Booth Centre Clients Get a Boost of Self-Esteem


For one day a group of men at the Salvation Army’s Ottawa Booth Centre had the opportunity to be pampered. “Everybody deserves to feel worthy and is worthy of the help that’s out there,” said Eugene Schertzberg. Schertzberg was one of over 80 clients of The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre who attended the second annual Project Self Esteem at the Book Centre on Nov. 4. Part of the centre’s Life Skills program, the day revolves around offering clients in the shelter who are committed to re-entering the workforce the