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,  […]

Community Christmas Dinner More Than Just A Meal

Posted on 5th December 2015, by Alberta
Every December, The Salvation Army’s Addictions and Residential Centre (ARC) in Edmonton holds a free Christmas dinner open to anyone in the community. The number of people who attend varies each year depending on weather and economic situations, and this year, 354 people enjoyed a traditional Christmas turkey dinner, served by 35 volunteers. The Salvation  […]

Christmas Programs Brings Hope To Families

Posted on 2nd December 2015, by Alberta
Growing up in foster care and battling addictions and mental illness as a teen, Doreen Chalifoux never experienced a real Christmas with her family. Now the single-parent of six has been able change that for her own children with the help of The Salvation Army. Before learning about the Christmas programs offered by The Salvation  […]

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  […]

Hope In The City Event Launches Kettle Campaign In Edmonton

Posted on 20th November 2015, by Alberta
Emcee Bruce Bowie, guest speaker Cam Tait, and Captain Pam Goodyear.
The Salvation Army in Edmonton officially launched its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign on November 18 at The Hope in the City Luncheon that raised just under $98,000 towards their 2015 goal of $550,000. Guest speaker Cam Tait, veteran journalist, author and comedian kept the audience of 290 captivated with his remarkable story of how hope  […]

Salvation Army Reaches Out At 15th Homeless Connect Event

Posted on 27th October 2015, by Alberta
The Salvation Army reaches out at Edmonton's 15ht Homeless Connect Event
Edmonton’s homeless and at-risk residents came out Sunday October 25, for the 15th Homeless Connect at the Shaw Conference Centre. With an increasing number of attendees every year, this bi-annual event has become the epicenter for connecting social services with Edmonton’s most vulnerable residents. Over 2,100 guests came through the doors exceeding the estimated 1,700  […]

Giving Thanks

Posted on 15th October 2015, by Alberta
Salvation Army centres across the Alberta & Northern Territories Division served traditional Thanksgiving dinners to residents, clients, and guests this weekend with the help of volunteers and staff. Dinners were held in Red Deer, Yellowknife, Peace River, the Addictions and Residential Centre in Edmonton, and the Agape Hospice, Centre of Hope, Women’s residence, and Barbara  […]

Back-to-School Is Easier With The Right Tools

Posted on 10th September 2015, by Alberta
Going back to school is an exciting time for kids, but can be stressful for parents struggling to pay for school fees and supplies. The Salvation Army is there to help by providing backpacks and/or school supplies to children through programs in Calgary, Edmonton, Peace River, and Wetaskiwin. In Calgary, the Barbara Mitchell Family Resource  […]

Drumheller Stuff-the-Bus Food Drive Restocks Shelves

Posted on 3rd September 2015, by Alberta
Super * stafff comes by to drop off food donations at Drumheller Salvation Army's 'Stuff-a-Bus' event.
The 6th Annual Drumheller “Stuff the Bus” event took place on August 27 and brought in 2332 lbs of food and $4003.35 for the local Salvation Army Food Bank. Community member Shannon Wade recognized that this is traditionally a time of the year when supplies run low and she has become a driving force behind  […]

Soul Food at Moms & Tots Camp

Posted on 13th August 2015, by Alberta
Fifteen Alberta mothers and their combined 28 children were at The Salvation Army's Pine Lake Camp last week for this year's edition of Moms & Tots Camp, themed Soul Food: nutrition for the body, mind, and spirit. "This week gives families, who may not otherwise get a vacation, time to step away from the rigors  […]