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What are you giving up for Lent?

Posted on 8th March 2011, by Salvation Army
The first day of Lent, the season of preparation for Easter begins on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. It’s traditional to give up something that we do a lot of and that we find pleasure in. For many people, that may mean 40 days without: • a particular food or drink • television • Facebook •  […]
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Why Dignity Matters

Posted on 1st March 2011, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army believes that human dignity is a fundamental right for all. As an international Christian movement with an acute social conscience, The Salvation Army is called to a mission of service that provides dignity and respect. In Canada one in 11 people live in poverty and, for them, dignity is far from reach.  […]
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Salvation Army Aids Homeless with Towels

Posted on 24th February 2011, by Salvation Army
It’s just another way of restoring dignity to homeless men. The Salvation Army’s Maxwell Meighan Centre in Toronto’s downtown core is providing descent-sized, warm bath towels to residents through its “wrap someone in love” campaign. The centre, which delivered services and beds to more than 127,000 clients last year, provides personal, everyday items to its  […]
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Can Homelessness Be Wiped Out?

Posted on 17th February 2011, by Salvation Army
It has been said that homelessness can be wiped out within a decade if the right strategy is in place. In Canada, an estimated 150,000 to 300,000 people are homeless, living in shelters or on the streets. On any given night, 40,000 people stay in homeless shelters and The Salvation Army provides one quarter of  […]
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Acts of Kindness on Valentine’s Day

Posted on 11th February 2011, by Salvation Army
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a day of romance. It can be a day of kindness with opportunity to spread good will. On February 14 in Williams Lake, B.C. the “empty bowl” project will raise funds and awareness for The Salvation Food Bank and hunger in that community. Cariboo Potters Guild, with a membership  […]
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New School for Low-Income Kids

Posted on 8th February 2011, by Salvation Army
Thought to be a first for Canada, will a program that only admits low-income students help them battle the effects of poverty or set them up for ridicule? Opening this fall, a Niagara-area school will only admit low-income students whose parents don’t have a college or university education. Students from low-income homes often struggle in  […]
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Can You Trust a Homeless Person?

Posted on 2nd February 2011, by Salvation Army
What would happen if, instead of spare change, you handed a person in need a credit card to shop for whatever they needed? In New York City an advertising executive handed over her American Express Platinum Card to a homeless man after he asked her for change. The man, who was without a home after  […]
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With No Aid, Woman Freezes to Death

Posted on 25th January 2011, by Salvation Army
Suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, a 66-year-old Toronto woman recently wandered from her home without a coat, in sub-zero temperatures. The distressed woman cried for help but no one came to her aid or called 911. Detectives say at least two residents heard the woman’s screaming and one man saw her in distress but ignored her.  […]
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“Like” Hanes on Facebook and Support The Salvation Army

Posted on 17th January 2011, by Salvation Army
It’s quick and easy. Visit Facebook.com/hanescanada and ‘Like’ their page. By doing so you’ll help Hanes donate 5,000 T-shirts to The Salvation Army. One T-shirt for every person that clicks the donate button will be donated to The Salvation Army for distribution to those who have met with hard times. Latest reports show that 2,000  […]
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Homeless Man with Golden Voice is an Online Video Sensation

Posted on 5th January 2011, by Salvation Army
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTysXITBCmk His voice will make you sit up and listen. The homeless man with the rich baritone voice, Ted Williams, is an online video sensation with more than 4 million views. And, his fame may have landed him a job. Williams was spotted by The Columbas Dispatch, Ohio’s top news source for local news, standing  […]
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