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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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Will you make any New Years Resolutions?

Posted on 29th December 2010, by Salvation Army
How long do your New Year’s resolutions last? Will you make one this year? For many of us, the New Year will hold challenges such as getting into shape, completing overdo remodeling projects, eating healthy foods and how to save money. But for one in 11 Canadians the New Year will be one that carries  […]
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Salvation Army Symbols and References in Film and Music

Posted on 23rd December 2010, by Salvation Army
For decades, Salvation Army traditional sounds such as brass bands, carollers and bell-ringers have had several references made to them by popular culture. Today these familiar Salvation Army symbols of Christmas continue to raise awareness and funds for the ongoing work of the Army. In Film A Christmas Story (1983) The Salvation Army’s Northeast Ohio  […]
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Kevin Frankish and Breakfast Television Helps to Fill the Kettle

Posted on 21st December 2010, by Salvation Army
For his third consecutive year, Kevin Frankish, co-host of Toronto’s Number 1 morning show Breakfast Television, is an on-line bell-ringer. In 2009, the BT ikettle raised close to $45,000 for The Salvation Army during the Christmas season. The iKettle is an easy-to-use online tool that allows participants to customize their own iKettle web page and  […]
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Charities are experiencing the benefit of having a presence on its supporters’ mobile devices, social media pages and desktop computers. Add an animated giving experience and you’ve got a virtual life like giving tool. The idea is to encourage spontaneous donations more often, by being present when their moment of inspiration arrives. With Nadanu, charities  […]

Christmas Greetings in the Air

Posted on 15th December 2010, by Salvation Army
One of our most popular blog posts was “Which Seasonal Greeting Do You Prefer? Bonnie comments: “Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays are both greetings that are cool with me. For people to act so upset and offended when they see or hear Season’s Greetings or Happy Holidays is ridiculous. Also I think it’s the out  […]
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FilltheKettle.com and the Fill the Kettle Hashtag

Posted on 7th December 2010, by Salvation Army
On November 15 The Salvation Army launched a new website for our Christmas Kettle campaign, FilltheKettle.com. The site encourages Canadians to virtually monitor their neighbourhood kettle. Visitors to the site are able to track how much has been raised in Kettles across Canada and they can make donations online or invite others to donate to  […]
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World Aids Day

Posted on 1st December 2010, by Salvation Army
Today, December 1, as we observe World AIDS Day, the Toronto Star released the following: “We must reject complacency and disregard against HIV and AIDS. Data released by the Public Health Agency of Canada this week clearly demonstrates there is a wide-ranging domestic HIV epidemic. In fact, new HIV infections in Canada in 2007, 2008  […]
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Christmas, Commercialism and Black Friday

Posted on 24th November 2010, by Salvation Army
The U.S. Black Friday shopping frenzy on November 26 marks the beginning of Christmas sales and will see more than 60 million people swarming stores for Christmas bargains. In 2009 the overall Black Friday revenue was $2.7 billion. While shoving, pushing and yelling are not uncommon as shoppers seek out the best deals going, there  […]
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5 Ways to Support The Salvation Army Online this Christmas

Posted on 19th November 2010, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army has a lot of online initiatives that we’re excited about this Christmas season! Every year we do are best to develop new and innovative ways to create two-way engagment with our online friends and donors. So without further delay, here are 5 Ways to Support The Salvation Army Online this Christmas: 1.  […]
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