Salvation Army Partners With MOLLY MAID for Christmas in July National Food Drive


The Salvation Army is thrilled to once again be partnering with MOLLY MAID and its customers in an effort to collect non-perishable food items to help restock depleted shelves this summer.

“The national economy is still recovering and in fact, the demand for services provided by The Salvation Army has increased by more than 25% over the past year,” says Graham Moore, Territorial Secretary for Public Relations and Development for The Salvation Army. “On behalf of the more than 1.7 million people that we serve each year, we are extremely grateful for the support of MOLLY MAID and its wonderful customers.”

Lesley Foster, from her MOLLY MAID office in Surrey, BC, said “Every year we are amazed by the generosity displayed by our customers. They support the Christmas in July Food Drive by leaving packages of food for our staff to pick up and the contributions are overwhelming.”

Franchises across the country have confirmed their participation and are collecting food throughout the months of June and July.

MOLLY MAID has run other supportive initiatives in the past, including a winter coat drive. Since 2003, MOLLY MAID Franchise Owners and customers have donated over 100,000lbs of food to support the Salvation Army and other local food banks, in numerous communities across the country.

MOLLY MAID was founded in Mississauga, Ontario, in 1979. From its early beginnings, MOLLY MAID has gone on to clean homes in seven countries on three continents including the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and Portugal. MOLLY MAID is the largest Canadian-based cleaning company in the world.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, provides shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction.
When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

For further information please contact:

Aaron Abrams
Director, Marketing and Business Development
Phone: 905-847-6243


Andrew Burditt
National Director of Marketing & Communications
The Salvation Army


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