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CIR Realty helps out at the Salvation Army's toy warehouse on December 6

CIR Realty Helps Kids in Need Have a Merry Christmas

12
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On Tuesday, December 6, The Salvation Army's toy warehouse was filled with laughter and good cheer from 60 volunteers from CIR Realty to help sort and pack toys donated to the Toy Angels campaign. The toys will be given to families in need to make sure there’s a toy under the tree on Christmas morning.

CIR Realty is a new partner to Toy Angels this year, and have sprung into action by collecting new, unwrapped toys at their offices and their open houses. Their help could not have […]

Photo courtesy Lyle Aspinall/Postmedia

Rex Murphy and $200,000 Kick-Off Calgary Kettle Campaign

11
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Political commentator and media personality Rex Murphy captivated the audience of 600 people at the Hope in the City Luncheon in Calgary. The event kicked off the 2016 Christmas Kettle Campaign, which aims to raise one million dollars.

Murphy’s address spoke to The Salvation Army’s persistent, though often quiet, response to need in society. “Spirit lifts us in ordinary and extraordinary ways when there is manifest need – it is the Albertan and The Salvation Army way.”

Prior to Murphy taking the […]

Calgary coat distribution day

Calgary Stampeders Help Distribute Donated Coats

11
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Calgary Stampeders fan favourites Brandon Smith and Drew Tate were kept busy at The Salvation Army Coat Drive Distribution Day on November 8. The two acted as personal shoppers by helping families pick out coats and other necessities to get them through the cold winter. Mittens, scarves, hats, and even pajamas were also available for anyone needing some extra warmth this winter.

Hundreds of Calgarians attended the family coat distribution to receive one of the 5000 winter and summer […]

The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple Band

Oshawa Temple Band Visits Alberta

07
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Celebrating their 130th anniversary this year, The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple Band made a visit to Alberta where they performed five concerts in just three days!

The tour began with a stop at Banff’s Central Park surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Locals and tourists alike popped by and threw down blankets on the grass to take in the performance.

The next stop was Calgary’s Heritage Park where the band performed as part of The Salvation Army’s annual Donut Day festivities. The sun was […]

Gladys

Salvation Army Programs Helped Newcomers Adjust

05
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Settling in Calgary brought many new challenges for Gladys and her family. Originally from Nigeria, they had immigrated to the UK, but with high unemployment and uncertainty, they decided to move to Canada to raise their little girl.

“Starting over again was hard,” says Gladys. “The high cost of shipping forced us to leave most of our belongings behind. We had no family or friends in Calgary and had to learn how to embrace a new culture. I had a lot […]

Play-Cafe

Play Café Is A Lifesaver For Parents

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Giggles and the patter of running feet can be heard as soon as you enter the doors to Berkshire Citadel in Calgary. Play Café is well underway as parents and toddlers make playdough structures, experiment with glitter, and mingle with one another.

“I really look forward to coming, I actually structure my week around it,” says mother and UK native Natalie. “I don’t have a car, so having something like this within walking distance in our community has been lifesaving for […]

Agapé Hospice volunteer with resident

Why I Love Wednesdays

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As I walk across the park on my way to The Salvation Army Agapé Hospice, I prepare for the day ahead. I never know what I’ll be doing on my favourite day of the week, but I know that a certain mind set – or should I say “heart set” – is the secret to making it a good one.

I get a cup of coffee and make my way to “Huddle” – a time when volunteers and employees spend a […]

5 Loaves 2 Fish food sharing program

Food Sharing Program In Calgary Helps Stretch Food Dollars

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On the first Monday of each month, Carolyn Jonsson, Manager for Adult Education at Community Services Calgary, heads to the wholesaler to do some grocery shopping. Carolyn isn’t shopping for herself or her own family, she is shopping for 30-50 people who have signed up for the 5 Loaves & 2 Fish program at the Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre.

5 Loaves & 2 Fish is a food-sharing program that allows individuals and families to enjoy the financial benefits of bulk-buying. […]