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CFS Breakfast

Mayor Mandel Serves Breakfast at The Salvation Army

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We are often told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but for many people the cupboards are bare. Every Friday, The Salvation Army’s Community & Family Services (CFS) in Edmonton serves breakfast to those who would otherwise go hungry, and this past Friday was a special one as we celebrated Red Shield Month. Mayor Stephen Mandel, Major Ron Millar, Larry Severin from CTV, Kelly Borbridge from 102.3 NOW! Radio and some of our friends from Corus, joined the serving line to dish […]

Edm Soupday

Combating Hunger With Soup For The Soul In Edmonton

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On Friday, May 10th The Salvation Army in Edmonton served up delicious homemade soup in Sir Winston Churchill Square to raise awareness of what The Salvation Army is doing to combat hunger in this city. Recent studies indicate that over 900,000 Canadians visit a food bank each month and we believe no one should have to go hungry. The Salvation Army served more than 2.8 million meals last year to people in need across our country.

Total Skin Care

Local Business Wants to Give Back

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The Salvation Army is always grateful to receive support from local businesses, and recently, Total Skincare Centre in Calgary generously donated $1,000 to join the fight against poverty and homelessness.

“My dad was a big supporter of The Salvation Army,” explains Dr. John Arlette. “This is part of Total Skincare Care’s social commitment, we want to give back.”

Many thanks to the Total Skincare Centre for their donation!

 

COH - Family Day at the Centre of Hope in Calgary

Calgary’s Less Fortunate Share Family Day Together

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As families all across Alberta celebrated Family Day on Monday, February 18, over 500 hundred of Calgary’s homeless and less fortunate came together as a family and enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner at The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope.

It was the hard work and countless volunteer hours that made the eighth annual Family Day Dinner a success. “Every year we depend on over 40 wonderful volunteers to help us set up, serve food and clean up after dinner!” says Margaret […]

A Tradition of giving starts with a little change

Thank-you to All of Our Kettle Volunteers

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The Salvation Army in Edmonton would like to extend a huge thank-you to all of our Kettle volunteers who helped us raise funds for Community & Family Services over the Christmas season.

In total, 375 volunteers logged in 4400 hours manning Kettles around the city, Devon and Sherwood Park in 42 locations! These amazing volunteers are the reason we can provide food hampers, counselling, camps for kids and free meals all year round. The money raised in the kettles make up about […]

Toys collected at the Calgary Police Service

Calgary Police Collects a Mountain of Toys

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The Calgary Police Service (CPS) has been a sponsor of Toy Mountain for several years, bringing smiles to the faces of many boys and girls. This year they built a gigantic mountain of toys inside their headquarters in Calgary’s North East, which took a large crowd of helpers from CPS, Encana and Lite FM, to bag and load the just under 10,000 toys! Because of the generous support of compassionate Calgarians and the countless hours of toy collection by our […]

Medal of Honour

Alberta EDS Director Honoured by Town of Slave Lake

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Major Roy Langer, Divisional Director of Emergency & Disaster Services for Alberta & Northern Territories, was presented with a Medal of Honour from the town of Slave Lake by Mayor Karina Pillay-Kinnee on Decemebr 18, 2012, after being nominated by the R.C.M.P. for his efforts and services after the devestating wildfire that swept through the town on May 15, 2011,

“Major Roy Langer attended the Slave Lake Wildfires in support of the Slave Lake Fire Dept., RCMP, the Mayor and Council of Slave Lake, the […]

NIKE Toys

Nike Donates $10,000 for Christmas Toys in Calgary

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The TOYS “R” US store in Calgary’s northwest was buzzing with excitement as the players of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team hit the floor running to collect toys for The Salvation Army Christmas Program. A big-hearted donation from NIKE, totaling $10,000, made it possible to for the young hockey stars to fill many shopping carts full of presents for families who would otherwise go without this Christmas. A small group of young Calgary hockey players were also on hand to […]

CP Group

Special Delivery from Canada Post

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Hundreds of Calgary children will have a special gift to open on Christmas morning due to the generous donations made by Canada Post employees from depots across the city.

Canada Post has participated in The Salvation Army’s Angel Giving Tree Tag Program for a number of years. The program helps families who are struggling to provide Christmas gifts for their children, and this year the employees of Canada Post in Calgary bought gifts for over 1,000 children!

These gifts will make a […]

AGAT

AGAT Laboratories Gives Hope with Generous Donation

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Each year over 1.8 million Canadians turn to The Salvation Army for help. Some people may have just lost their job, others have suffered a catastrophic illness, or for many they live with an addiction or chronic mental health issue. For a number of years, AGAT Laboratories has been partnering with The Salvation Army to combat poverty and homelessness. On December 7th, 2012, AGAT Laboratories’ Michael DeSanti on behalf of the Board of Directors and Amanda Baxter, Marketing Manager presented […]