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Salvation Army Thrift Store Sends 776 Children to Summer Camp

07
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The lives of 776 children nationwide will be forever impacted this summer by the generosity of local communities who supported The Salvation Army Thrift Store’s 2017 Send a Kid to Camp campaign.

Taking place over six weeks in 109 Thrift Store locations, the campaign raised  $170,862, a new record from generous donors. With a national goal of providing support to send 600 children to Salvation Army summer camps, the Thrift Store’s  campaign exceeded expectations.

“We were driven to provide fun and valuable life experiences to children this summer, and through our generous guests and partners, dreams will come true for 776 low-income kids,” says Michele Walker, National Retail Operations Manager at The Salvation Army Thrift Store.

Without the support provided through the Thrift Store and The Salvation Army Camping Ministries, many of these children would never experience outdoor activities such as hiking in the woods, mountain biking, canoeing, campfires, climbing, sports and games. Through group activities they also learn life lessons such as team building, refining social skills and developing independence.

“Thank you to all our supporters,” says Walker. “This campaign will make a huge impact in the lives of these kids.”

About The Salvation Army Thrift Store

The Salvation Army Thrift Store (National Recycling Operations) supports the mission of The Salvation Army in Canada for its communities and social programs by generating funds and making a positive influence. As part of a National charitable organisation, The Salvation Army Thrift Store operates 109 stores across Canada and relies upon the generous donations of guests to help support those in need. For a community needs list and to learn more about The Salvation Army Thrift Store visit www.thriftstore.ca

 

 

 

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