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Hope is Born

Posted on 22nd December 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
baby in a manger
The birth of the Christ Child makes peace and forgiveness possible. by General André Cox For children in many countries around the world, Christmas is a time of great anticipation and excitement. Christmas is rightly emphasized with the joy of children, for the wonderful story of Christmas is about the coming of the Christ Child  […]

Wildfires Prompt Increased Need for Help this Christmas

Posted on 15th December 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Man and child and Salvation Army worker stand in from of Salvation Army medicine hat angel tree
This Christmas, families and individuals in Fort McMurray who were affected by the wildfires in May are starting from scratch and The Salvation Army is offering practical support to help.   “I can go to my storage containers and pull out my winter coat, boots, Christmas tree and decorations,” says Major Marina Jennings of The  […]

Walmart Canada Helps The Salvation Army Fill the Kettle

Posted on 14th December 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
December 17 Walmart fill the kettle day
TORONTO, December 14, 2016 ― On Saturday, December 17, Walmart Canada will match donations made by individuals to Salvation Army Christmas kettles located in its stores nationwide up to a maximum of $100,000. In addition, Walmart Canada will contribute $80,000 to CTV Toy Mountain in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and Winnipeg. This will support the purchase  […]

Help Someone Have Christmas this Year

Posted on 12th December 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Food bank worker in Oshawa gives client bag of food
Food Banks Canada has released its HungerCount 2016 report and food bank use is steadily rising. The month of December is guaranteed to be hard for many Canadians. “Our poor economy has been the major role in food bank increases,” says Shannon Weinberger, community and family services worker for The Salvation Army in Saskatchewan. “The  […]

4 Ways to Change a Life this Christmas

Posted on 9th December 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
mom, daughter and son living in poverty stand by a Christmas tree
Poverty isn’t always easy to see, especially at Christmas. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, last year The Salvation Army helped over 1.9 million people in need. Here are some ways you can support those who are struggling.   Donate Online One in 10 Canadians continue to live in poverty. Your contributions allow The  […]

Salvation Army Partners with Murdoch Mysteries on Holiday Special

Posted on 8th December 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Actors around a Salvation Army donation kettle on the set of the 2016 Murdoch Mysteries Christmas special. Photo compliments of CBC.
This Christmas season, The Salvation Army is partnering with the CBC on a special episode of Murdoch Mysteries. On Monday, December 12, at 8 p.m.(8:30 NT) the two-hour special ‘Once Upon a Murdoch Christmas’ will include scenes that feature The Salvation Army’s historic presence and message. The Christmas episode incorporates elements of The Salvation Army  […]

Toys Help Vulnerable Children Smile This Christmas

Posted on 1st December 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Tahseen choose toys to give to his children at Christmas
This Christmas, more than 90,000 children across Canada will receive toys from The Salvation Army because of your generosity. “The toys we get from The Salvation Army means my children won’t be sad on Christmas morning,” says Tahseen. “They’ve suffered enough hardship.” Memories of Baghdad In his hometown of Bagdad, violence and armed conflict forced  […]

Kettle Volunteer Serves for More Than 65 Years

Posted on 29th November 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Bill Oliver holds Salvation Army kettles
You wouldn’t expect anyone to stand out in the cold each winter to help people in need. But, that’s exactly what Bill Oliver has done for more than six decades with a smile on his face. The 76-year-old Tillsonburg senior has volunteered for The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign every year but one since he  […]

Brothers Lace Up to Make a Difference

Posted on 24th November 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Santa Shuffle Feature
On Saturday, December 3, 2016, brothers Mike and Ben will lace up, along with 16,000 participants across Canada, to run in The Salvation Army’s Annual Santa Shuffle, which takes place in 42 cities. But this race isn’t about speed or their personal best. It’s a 5K fun run and 1K elf walk, in partnership with  […]

Salvation Army Launches 126th Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign

Posted on 23rd November 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Toronto, ON November 23, 2016 – The Salvation Army has launched its 2016 Christmas Kettle Campaign. Now in its 126th year, the annual holiday campaign seeks donations from the public to help The Salvation Army assist millions of Canadians living in poverty. With one in 10 Canadians struggling to make ends meet, The Salvation Army’s advertising campaign  […]