How Year-end Donors Benefit from Charitable Giving

Posted on 28th December 2016, by
Salvation Army shelter worker consoles female shelter user
As 2017 approaches, you can make an end-of-year donation by December 31 that will lessen your tax burden and help The Salvation Army improve the lives of Canadians affected by poverty. “Charitable contributions provide a tax credit on tax returns (15% on the first $200 and 29% after $200) and reduces the amount of income  […]

Salvation Army Serves Christmas Day Dinner to 1,000 Vulnerable Torontonians

Posted on 26th December 2016, by
Christmas Day dinner at The Salvation Army’s Bloor Central location in the heart of Toronto was a happy occasion for more than 1,000 Torontonians who might otherwise be spending Christmas hungry and alone. “Not everyone has a home to go to, family to spend time with or friends who are near,” says Adam Marshall, volunteer  […]

Changement d’attitude

Posted on 22nd December 2016, by
Pour que des changements s’opèrent dans le monde à Noël, il faut que nos cœurs changent. By Général André Cox Pour les enfants de nombreux pays de par le monde, Noël est une période de l’année riche d’anticipation et d’excitation. Nous soulignons, à juste titre, la grande joie des enfants à Noël, car le merveilleux  […]

Hope is Born

Posted on 22nd December 2016, by
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
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  […]

Aidez quelqu’un à passer un joyeux Noël

Posted on 14th December 2016, by
Selon le rapport Bilan-Faim 2016 de Banques alimentaires Canada, le recours aux banques alimentaires a encore augmenté. Le mois de décembre sera donc particulièrement difficile pour un grand nombre de Canadiens. « Les conditions économiques désastreuses jouent un rôle important dans la hausse des demandes », rapporte Shannon Weinberger, préposée aux services communautaires et d’aide à la  […]

Walmart Canada Helps The Salvation Army Fill the Kettle

Posted on 14th December 2016, by
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
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  […]