Salvation Army Partners with MOLLY MAID for Christmas in July National Food Drive


TORONTO, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ – The Salvation Army and MOLLY MAID will once again be joining forces this summer as MOLLY MAID collects non-perishable food items to help restock depleted Salvation Army food bank shelves all across Canada.

Last year, more than 1.8 million Canadians received assistance from The Salvation Army. On average, approximately one in 11 people live in poverty. MOLLY MAID and The Salvation Army recognize that poverty is a critical issue, and that everyone has a right to access basic necessities, including nutritious food. Graham Moore, Territorial Secretary for Public Relations and Development for The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda says, “We are thrilled and extremely appreciative for the support offered by MOLLY MAID and its wonderful customers.”

Terri Gale, Franchise Owner of MOLLY MAID Peterborough and Lindsay, Ontario, was a Salvation Army Outreach Worker in downtown Toronto for 5 years, prior to purchasing her MOLLY MAID Franchise. The Salvation Army is near and dear to her heart and Terri states, “We always participate in the Christmas in July Food Drive and each year we are delighted by the support and donations that pour in from our generous customers. Our staff collect non-perishable food items and even monetary donations after they clean the customer’s home. We believe it’s important to bring awareness to the issue of poverty and hunger and to also help out in our community.”

Franchises across the country have confirmed their participation and are collecting food and monetary donations throughout the months of June and July.

MOLLY MAID has run other supportive initiatives in the past, including the MOLLY MAID Cares Winter Coat Drive. Over the last ten years, MOLLY MAID Franchise Owners and customers have donated over 160,000 pounds of food to support The Salvation Army and other local food banks in numerous communities across the country.


MOLLY MAID was founded in Mississauga, Ontario, in 1979. From its early beginnings, MOLLY MAID has gone on to clean homes in seven countries on three continents including the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and Portugal. MOLLY MAID is the largest Canadian-based cleaning company in the world.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and in more than 125 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, provides shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.


For further information:Amanda Moore
Marketing Coordinator


Andrew Burditt
National Director of Marketing and Communications
The Salvation Army


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