Salvation Army Quebec Thrift Stores Send Kids to Summer Camp

08
.24


The Salvation Army’s Camp L’Achigan, located about 50 kilometres north of Montreal, received a boost of financial support this summer thanks to generous donations collected at Salvation Army Thrift Stores in Quebec during this year’s Send a Kid to Camp fundraiser.

Earlier this month, Mark Pantrey, Quebec Retail District Manager, and Ildiko Fodor, General Manager of the Montreal-Downtown Thrift Store, were at Camp L’Achigan to present a cheque for $8,339.48.

The donation represents the full fee required for close to 38 campers to attend the Quebec camp for one week in the summer. The cheque was presented to Captain Rachele Lamont at the facility’s dining hall in front of an enthusiastic crowd of campers and staff.

“With the funds, we completely sponsored children and families to come to our different camps,” says Captain Lamont. “As well, we worked with some of The Salvation Army corps/churches in the area who had children they wanted to send, but not enough money in their budgets to do so. The funding was definitely a blessing for us all.

“All through the summer, we encounter families and children who want to come to camp but cannot because of difficult situations going on at home or financial limitations,” continues Lamont. “We also see a lot of new families to Canada that are surviving on very little.

“For these children and their families, one-week at camp is an experience of a lifetime and one that would be almost unattainable were it not for generous donations from Salvation Army supporters through campaigns like the Send a Kid to Camp fundraiser.”

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

Salvation Army shelter worker consoles female shelter user

Help Shape Canada’s National Housing Strategy

09
.22

The Salvation Army has 53 emergency shelters operating across Canada, which provide 3,359 shelter beds each night for vulnerable men, women, youth and families who are experiencing homelessness.

We’re grateful to partner with the Government of Canada as we explore ways to address homelessness in Canada.

The Canadian government wants to hear from you on how to help shape Canada’s Housing Strategy. The Canadian government believes that all Canadians deserve access to housing that meets their needs and they can afford.

Please log […]

Baby gift bag is given to mom in need through Peterborough community and family services newborn program

Baby Gift Bag Program Gives a Hand up to Mothers in Need

09
.20

“Not everyone has the same support with the birth of a child,” says Lynne Mumford, community and family services worker for The Salvation Army in Peterborough, Ont. “Our baby gift bag, or newborn program, helps low-income mothers know that we value their child and they are not alone in this journey.”

The newborn program is one of many services offered at The Salvation Army in Peterborough that include a food bank,  breakfast program,  financial management and emergency assistance.

“When an expectant mother […]