Salvation Army Programs Helped Newcomers Adjust

Posted on 25th May 2016, by Alberta
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  […]

Play Café Is A Lifesaver For Parents

Posted on 21st April 2016, by Alberta
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,”  […]

Why I Love Wednesdays

Posted on 25th February 2016, by Alberta
Agapé Hospice volunteer with resident
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  […]

Food Sharing Program In Calgary Helps Stretch Food Dollars

Posted on 4th February 2016, by Alberta
5 Loaves 2 Fish food sharing program
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  […]

Bringing Smiles To Children’s Faces

Posted on 22nd December 2015, by Alberta
The toy warehouse in Calgary
Last Friday, the Calgary Public Relations & Development team was at The Salvation Army warehouse to assist with unloading, counting, and sorting the toys that were collected at Calgary Police Service locations as part of the Toy Angels campaign. In all, over 1100 toys filled the bins waiting to be selected by volunteers to bring  […]

Angels In The Night

Posted on 16th December 2015, by Alberta
In the dark of the Calgary night on December 8, thirty-five Angels in the Night volunteers form a line from the delivery truck in the back alley to the sorting room at the Centre of Hope. They pass socks, work boots, gloves, underwear, and work pants down the line until the truck is empty. The  […]

Wood Automotive Group Donates $100,000 To Calgary Kettles

Posted on 10th December 2015, by Alberta
The Salvation Army Calgary Christmas Kettle Campaign received a major boost last week when Wood Automotive Group pledged to donate $100,000 by making a donation for every vehicle sold at their dealerships throughout December. Participating dealers are Woodridge Ford Lincoln, Advantage Ford, Big 4 Motors, Village Honda, Driverz Auto, Okotoks Ford Lincoln, Cavalcade Auto Acceptance,  […]

Skid Row CEO Shares Inspirational Story at Luncheon

Posted on 30th November 2015, by Alberta
Calgary’s Christmas Kettle Campaign kicked off at the Hope in the City luncheon on November 26 with an inspirational message from Mr. Joe Roberts, the Skid Row CEO. Mr. Roberts described his childhood and family life as something out of a TV-sitcom until his father died suddenly when he was eight years old. Struggling to  […]

Sharing Warmth and Smiles

Posted on 18th November 2015, by Alberta
Coat drive 2015
There were a lot of smiles and thank you’s as Calgarians left The Centre of Hope and Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre this week in their new winter coats. This year’s 13th Annual Salvation Army Coat Drive at the Calgary Stampeders game on October 31 was another record breaker! Over 5,100 new and gently used  […]
Stampede Parade 2015
On a beautiful, sunny Friday in July, the Glenmore Temple Band marched in its 101st Calgary Stampede Parade!  New Glenmore Temple Corps Officers, Majors Guy and Donna Simms, had arrived in Calgary just days earlier to learn that their first Stampede experience would have them in the parade – not just watching it! “This is so  […]