Calgary Toy Drive Raises Over 30,000 Toys

Posted on 7th January 2014, by Alberta
Over 30,000 toys were collected during the Toy Angels campaign between November 6 to December 20, 2013, and that means thousands of Calgary kids had something special waiting for them to open on Christmas morning.  “It’s incredible, it takes your breath away, to look upon the mountain of toys piled high to the ceiling,” expresses Karen  […]

Stahl Peterbilt Toy Drive Collects Over 800 Toys

Posted on 20th December 2013, by Alberta
Stahl Toy Drive
Wednesday December 11th, was a joy-filled day here at The Salvation Army in Edmonton. For the seventh year, the staff and customers from Stahl Peterbilt collected toys to donate to our Community & Family Services (CFS) Christmas program. This year, over 800 toys were donated! The toys are distributed from our CFS warehouse where parents  […]

ConocoPhillips Canada Donation Offers Hope

Posted on 19th December 2013, by Alberta
Conoco Donation
On Thursday, December 12, 2013, Lloyd Visser, Vice-President Environment & Sustainable Development for ConocoPhillips Canada, presented a cheque to The Salvation Army for $10,000. “We were very pleased when the senior leadership team at ConocoPhillips Canada contacted us about a donation,” explains Captain Pam Goodyear, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development. “Monetary donations like  […]

AGAT Laboratories Donates $100,000 To The Salvation Army

Posted on 19th December 2013, by Alberta
Agat Laboratories
It is because of generous donors like AGAT Laboratories, that The Salvation Army can continue its work in restoring hope and dignity to Canada’s impoverished. The Salvation Army wishes to thank the compassionate team at AGAT Laboratories for their ongoing support and for making it possible to care for our country’s less fortunate at Christmas  […]

Alberta’s Coldest Santa Shuffle Still Raises Over $75,000

Posted on 13th December 2013, by Alberta
Santa Shuffle Red Deer Rotary Park
The extremely cold temperatures, along with frozen eyebrows, eyelashes, and moustaches, didn’t keep any die-hard Shufflers away from the 23rd annual 5k Santa Shuffle on December 7, 2013. For many, it was a personal victory having run the coldest race ever, and as Edmonton Emcee Mark Sholz put it, “I’ve just had confirmation from Bud,  […]

Annual Salvation Army Christmas Dinner Feeds 450 In Edmonton

Posted on 12th December 2013, by Alberta
ARC dinner
Wednesday, December 4th was a big day here at The Salvation Army; volunteers were arriving, turkeys were being cooked, places were being set, all in anticipation of the hundreds of Edmontonians in need of a Christmas dinner. A tradition spanning at least the past 20 years (we’ve lost count!), The Salvation Army Addictions & Residential  […]
EDS Legislature
On November 6, Major Roy Langer, Divisional Emergency & Disaster Services (EDS) Director for the Alberta & Northern Territories, was recognized at the Alberta Legislature by Danielle Smith for the work done by The Salvation Army for flood relief. “Through ongoing flood relief efforts in Alberta, The Salvation Army has served more than 10,000 people with  […]

Amanda Lindhout Helps Kick-off Calgary’s Kettle Campaign

Posted on 25th November 2013, by Alberta
A crowd of almost 700 supporters listened carefully as Amanda Lindhout shared her powerful and inspirational story of forgiveness, courage and hope. A fitting message, since it’s what The Salvation Army brings to millions of Canadians every year – hope, courage and dignity to Canada’s impoverished. It’s an exciting time of year for The Salvation  […]
With the help of Olympic champion Jennifer Heil, The Salvation Army officially launched our annual Christmas Kettle Campaign in Edmonton at the Hope in the City breakfast on Friday, November 15, 2013! Our goal this year is to raise $500,000 between November 14th and Christmas Eve. At last year’s inaugural event, we raised $100,000 to  […]