Salvation Army Launches 127th Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign

Posted on 21st November 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Toronto, ON November 21, 2017 – Today The Salvation Army officially launches its 2017 Christmas Kettle Campaign. Now in its 127th year, the annual holiday campaign seeks donations from the public to help The Salvation Army assist millions of people living in poverty. With one in 10 Canadians struggling to make ends meet, The Salvation Army’s campaign  […]

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses $21-Million Goal

Posted on 10th January 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Christmas kettle volunteer thanks donor for contribution. Photo by Steve Nelson.
Toronto, ON January 10, 2017 – The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that it raised over $23.5 million nationally through its Christmas Kettle Campaign, surpassing its $21-million goal. “We are truly grateful for the continued support of our donors, volunteers and community partners, who enable us to help 1.9 million struggling Canadians during the  […]

Salvation Army Serves Christmas Day Dinner to 1,000 Vulnerable Torontonians

Posted on 26th December 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Christmas Day dinner at The Salvation Army’s Bloor Central location in the heart of Toronto was a happy occasion for more than 1,000 Torontonians who might otherwise be spending Christmas hungry and alone. “Not everyone has a home to go to, family to spend time with or friends who are near,” says Adam Marshall, volunteer  […]

Hope is Born

Posted on 22nd December 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
baby in a manger
The birth of the Christ Child makes peace and forgiveness possible. by General André Cox For children in many countries around the world, Christmas is a time of great anticipation and excitement. Christmas is rightly emphasized with the joy of children, for the wonderful story of Christmas is about the coming of the Christ Child  […]

Wildfires Prompt Increased Need for Help this Christmas

Posted on 15th December 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Man and child and Salvation Army worker stand in from of Salvation Army medicine hat angel tree
This Christmas, families and individuals in Fort McMurray who were affected by the wildfires in May are starting from scratch and The Salvation Army is offering practical support to help.   “I can go to my storage containers and pull out my winter coat, boots, Christmas tree and decorations,” says Major Marina Jennings of The  […]

Walmart Canada Helps The Salvation Army Fill the Kettle

Posted on 14th December 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
December 17 Walmart fill the kettle day
TORONTO, December 14, 2016 ― On Saturday, December 17, Walmart Canada will match donations made by individuals to Salvation Army Christmas kettles located in its stores nationwide up to a maximum of $100,000. In addition, Walmart Canada will contribute $80,000 to CTV Toy Mountain in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and Winnipeg. This will support the purchase  […]

Help Someone Have Christmas this Year

Posted on 12th December 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Food bank worker in Oshawa gives client bag of food
Food Banks Canada has released its HungerCount 2016 report and food bank use is steadily rising. The month of December is guaranteed to be hard for many Canadians. “Our poor economy has been the major role in food bank increases,” says Shannon Weinberger, community and family services worker for The Salvation Army in Saskatchewan. “The  […]