Salvation Army Hits Homestretch for Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign

Posted on 23rd December 2013, by
With Christmas only days away, The Salvation Army is calling on Canadians to help fill the kettle.  With a fundraising goal of $21 million there is still a long way to go. The Salvation Army will accept donations through Christmas Eve in its iconic red buckets and online kettle. Mary is among thousands who will  […]
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Donations Help Parents Play Santa Claus and Restore Dignity

Posted on 19th December 2013, by
This Christmas season, Julieen is one of thousands of parents invited to Salvation Army toy depots across Canada to choose a new and donated toy for their children to open on Christmas morning. Selecting something they know their children will want and appreciate is just one of the ways The Salvation Army restores a sense  […]
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Great Success for the 23rd Annual Salvation Army Santa Shuffle

Posted on 11th December 2013, by
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On Saturday Dec. 7, in 39 cities across Canada, approximately 16,000 runners braved the cold, winter weather to participate in The Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle 5K Fun Run & 1K Elf Walk. Thank you to everyone who ran, walked, donated or volunteered for this amazing event. Your support will help The Salvation Army offer practical  […]
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Host an Online Christmas Kettle for The Salvation Army

Posted on 4th December 2013, by
Three million Canadians live in poverty, making access to everyday needs, such as food, clothing and shelter, difficult. Donations made to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign help ensure that we can provide direct and compassionate service to approximately 1.8 million people each year. The Salvation Army invites you to host an online kettle. The  […]
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Partnerships and The Salvation Army

Posted on 28th November 2013, by
The Salvation Army’s services are possible because of partners who want to help make people’s lives better.  These relationships are critical to the efforts of The Salvation Army this Christmas season. We are grateful to Salvation Army partners such as Lowes Canada, who are operating a national toy drive; Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, whose Treats for  […]
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Salvation Army Helps Fight the Flu Bug

Posted on 20th November 2013, by
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, influenza affects 10 to 25% of Canadians each year. In some communities, The Salvation Army, in partnership with local health authorities, is playing an active role in promoting good health and preventing the spread of the seasonal flu. Salvation Army centres are opening their doors, making it  […]
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Take Time to Remember

Posted on 11th November 2013, by
The year 2013 marks the 95th anniversary of the end of the First World War. On November 11 Canadians will gather at cenotaphs across the country to remember those who fought and died for our freedom. During both world wars and throughout the Cold War, The Salvation Army tried to establish a degree of civility  […]
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Differences Between Rural and Urban Poverty

Posted on 6th November 2013, by
Although rural poverty is no better or worse than urban poverty, there are unique challenges. Rural residents face social isolation and higher transportation costs, which create burdens related to obtaining food. Not surprisingly more rural households access food banks when compared to urban households. Other difficulties include limited access to employment opportunities, income, and adequate  […]
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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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