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Toys Help Vulnerable Children Smile This Christmas

Posted on 1st December 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Tahseen choose toys to give to his children at Christmas
This Christmas, more than 90,000 children across Canada will receive toys from The Salvation Army because of your generosity. “The toys we get from The Salvation Army means my children won’t be sad on Christmas morning,” says Tahseen. “They’ve suffered enough hardship.” Memories of Baghdad In his hometown of Bagdad, violence and armed conflict forced  […]

Kettle Volunteer Serves for More Than 65 Years

Posted on 29th November 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Bill Oliver holds Salvation Army kettles
You wouldn’t expect anyone to stand out in the cold each winter to help people in need. But, that’s exactly what Bill Oliver has done for more than six decades with a smile on his face. The 76-year-old Tillsonburg senior has volunteered for The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign every year but one since he  […]

Brothers Lace Up to Make a Difference

Posted on 24th November 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Santa Shuffle Feature
On Saturday, December 3, 2016, brothers Mike and Ben will lace up, along with 16,000 participants across Canada, to run in The Salvation Army’s Annual Santa Shuffle, which takes place in 42 cities. But this race isn’t about speed or their personal best. It’s a 5K fun run and 1K elf walk, in partnership with  […]

Salvation Army Launches 126th Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign

Posted on 23rd November 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Toronto, ON November 23, 2016 – The Salvation Army has launched its 2016 Christmas Kettle Campaign. Now in its 126th year, the annual holiday campaign seeks donations from the public to help The Salvation Army assist millions of Canadians living in poverty. With one in 10 Canadians struggling to make ends meet, The Salvation Army’s advertising campaign  […]

Salvation Army Distributes Winter Coats to People in Need

Posted on 17th November 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army pastor Lt. Violet Hopkins stands with coat recipient
Canada has one of the most severe winter climates of any country in the world. As temperatures start to drop, many Salvation Army centres across the country are collecting new and gently used coats for those in need. “Winter wear can be expensive,” says Lieut. Violet Hopkins of The Salvation Army in Campbell River, B.C.  […]

From Hopelessness to Hope

Posted on 14th November 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Leigh (left) works with Nicole (right) to realize dreams and goals
A new Salvation Army program is helping Nicole rebuild her life and realize dreams and goals she never thought possible. “Through a holistic case management approach, our Pathway of Hope program pinpoints root causes that prevent families and children from escaping poverty and helps them move forward in a positive way,” says Claire Dunmore, Social  […]

Veteran with PTSD Helps Himself by Helping Others

Posted on 8th November 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Aubrey Francis prepares meal for guests at Manna cafe
When thoughts of horror and loss start to seep into his mind, Aubrey Francis focuses on the positive things in his life―volunteering and his faith. “Remembrance Day is hard for me,” says the 47-year-old. “While serving in the military I witnessed some of the most gut-wrenching things you could imagine. There was so much hate  […]

Salvation Army Launches 2015-2016 Annual Report

Posted on 2nd November 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
SA Annual Report 2015-2016
Last year, The Salvation Army helped 1.9 million people. Each person we help has an individual story, such as Take (‘taw-kee’), who arrived at a Salvation Army emergency shelter after losing his job, his family and his home.   “I thought, ‘What is the point of living?’” says Take. “I can’t tell you the relief I  […]

Serving up Dignity

Posted on 28th October 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Guests at The Salvation Army's Manna Cafe in Gananoque are served a ho
When you think of a soup kitchen, you might picture a line-up of hungry people, rows of tables and a hot bowl of soup. But The Salvation Army’s Manna Café in Gananoque, Ont., provides a different approach―a bistro style environment―which allows the hungry to dine with dignity. This relaxed atmosphere also allows The Salvation Army  […]

The Power of Community Partnerships

Posted on 26th October 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
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“Community partnerships are crucial to the continued efforts of The Salvation Army,” says Major Les Marshall, Territorial Secretary for Public Relations and Development. “The needs in communities are numerous and complex. Our work is strengthened when we team with others. Our community partners make it possible for us to extend our reach and help 1.9  […]