Trick or Treat for Food Banks

Posted on 30th October 2013, by
Rather than trick or treating for the typical goodies, there are some individuals and groups across Canada who are collecting non-perishable food items to help restock depleted Salvation Army food bank shelves. For example, in Fort Erie, Ont., individuals and students will come to the door and say “Trick or Can.”  And in Penticton, B.C.,  […]
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How to be a Partner and Change Lives

Posted on 23rd October 2013, by
“Most of us think of Christmas as a festive time, with presents under the tree, surrounded by friends and family,” says a Salvation Army volunteer. “But for many it’s a time of sadness and anxiety, without family or support.” Organizations like The Salvation Army need volunteers year-round but even more so during the Christmas season.  […]
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Income Inequality: Why it Matters.

Posted on 17th October 2013, by
October 17 has been set aside by the United Nations to recognized people living in poverty and the need to accelerate action towards a world without discrimination. The Salvation Army recognizes that poverty is a critical issue. Statistics Canada has recently published its new and controversial National Household Survey. The report not only shows that  […]
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Five Ways to Help the Homeless

Posted on 10th October 2013, by
World Homeless Day, October 10, was created to draw attention to people who are homeless and their needs. Around the world individuals are encouraged to stop and think about the homeless in their communities and what they can do to help. Here’s what you can do: Educate yourself and others. Don’t accept the stereotype that  […]
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Services That Support Seniors

Posted on 1st October 2013, by
October 1, International Day of Older Persons, is set aside to recognize the contributions of the elderly and to examine issues that affect their lives. Canada has more seniors than ever before, and given the valuable contribution they have made to this country, it is only fitting that The Salvation Army serves them in ways  […]
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How The Salvation Army is Transparent and Accountable

Posted on 19th September 2013, by
The Salvation Army believes in transparency and accountability. External visibility creates public understanding and trust, which are vital to the Army’s success. The support of donors and volunteers allows the Army to serve 1.8 million people every year. In addition to The Salvation Army’s Annual Review, the Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code reinforces The  […]
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Learning That Makes a Difference

Posted on 11th September 2013, by
In school David misbehaved because he didn’t have the ability to read. Ben, a new immigrant had difficulty finding employment due to his lack of English proficiency. Maria, who didn’t graduate from high school, couldn’t help her children with homework. Now, thanks to Salvation Army literacy programs across Canada, kids like David have a new  […]
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Helping Families Meet Diverse Needs

Posted on 6th September 2013, by
While families plan for a new school year,  The Salvation Army offers alternatives to the often expensive extracurricular activities or daycare programs that put a strain on budgets. A recent study by The Salvation Army  revealed that many Canadian families still struggle to make ends meet despite a rebounding economy. “Youth in Need: The Economic  […]
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Thrift Shopping for Back-to-School and Beyond

Posted on 28th August 2013, by
Back-to-school shopping doesn’t always have to happen inside retail stores. Salvation Army Thrift Stores offer great variety when it comes to finding items for the school year, and beyond. From clothes to linens to furniture and mattresses, Thrift Stores save some serious money, and everything you are looking for is in one place. Furthermore, by  […]
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Teens Overcome Challenges through Volunteering

Posted on 21st August 2013, by
Throughout the summer months teens affected by Asperger’s syndrome volunteered at The Salvation Army thrift store in Bathurst, N.B. From sorting books to hanging and sorting clothes, giving back not only made the teens feel good, it bridged communication gaps they sometimes struggle with. As part of a summer camp program at the Autism and  […]
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