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Torontonians Turn Old Jeans In to Support The Salvation Army

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Even an old pair of jeans can make a difference in someone’s life.

From April 22 to April 24, Torontonians can recycle their gently-used jeans at 10 Dundas East, a retail, office and entertainment complex in the heart of the city, in exchange for a FREE $10 voucher for the food court on the third floor inside the building.

The event, ‘Turn Your Old Jeans Into Fresh Greens’, is being hosted by Bentall Kennedy, […]

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Volunteering Changes Lives, Including Your Own

04
.23

Every week Julie Whalen uses her spare time and skills to help others.  And every week she ends up gaining more than she could possibly give.

On any given Thursday this full-time mom and supply pre-school teacher uses her passion for cooking and her desire to show love in her community to teach low-income families at The Salvation Army in Markham, Ont., how to create easy and inexpensive meals, and learn more about nutrition.

But gatherings go much deeper than sharing a […]

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Giving is a Good Thing to Do

04
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While thrift store shopping tends to keep money in your wallets, it could also help send a child to camp.

With camping season just around the corner, Salvation Army Thrift stores are collecting funds to give deserving kids from economically disadvantaged homes a camping adventure.

“Camp delivers life-changing moments for kids,” says John Kershaw, Managing Director of The Salvation Army National Recycling Operation.

Daniel loves summer camp because there are blue popsicles and sandcastle contests.

Abby likes camp because it’s the only […]

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Free Coffee is Grounds for Hope

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By keeping a pot of coffee brewing, The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood is changing lives.

“Coffee connects people,” says Kyle Brennan, Thrift Store Manager. “All of us need others for support and to feel valued.”

For many in this community who live on a fixed income, the thrift store is more than an outing or a place to buy items at a low cost. On any given day, a steady flow of guests are drawn […]