Camp Newport is Adventure-Filled World for Kids

Posted on 31st July 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
HUNTSVILLE—Aside from attending a sports camp in Moldova where she was born, Yuliia had never been to the kind of camp that is a traditional rite of passage for many Canadian kids. So when the opportunity arose to go to Newport Adventure Camp, the 14-year-old couldn’t wait to get there. After only a few days,  […]
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Breakfast TV Toronto Features Burlington Thrift Store

Posted on 24th July 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
On Wednesday, August 1, Toronto’s Breakfast TV Live Eye with Jennifer Valentine will broadcast from The Salvation Army’s Burlington Thrift Store. From 7 – 9 a.m. four segments will feature the production room (with Salvation Army spokesperson Jerome DeGraaf),a home decor vignette, an interview with Major Gary Brown, The Salvation Army’s PR director for the  […]
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Peace Bus Stops at Salvation Army Thrift Store

Posted on 23rd July 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
On Wednesday, July 18, 11 teens ranging from ages 14 to 16 spent the day volunteering at the Mississauga Thrift Store. But these are no ordinary group of kids, the young volunteers are participants in the Windsor Salt C2C Peace Bus Project which involves a cross-Canada mission to educate and inspire action among Canadians for  […]
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Girl sells lemonade for Hamilton food bank

Posted on 16th July 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
It’s a few minutes before the start of a Hamilton Tiger Cats game, and Grace DelFine is doing brisk business. The seven-year-old is running a lemonade stand at her uncle Dave’s house across from Ivor Wynne Stadium. She’s already earned about $60. But the money isn’t going in her pocket. Grace’s lemonade stand is benefiting  […]
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Day Camp Adventures

Posted on 16th July 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Armed with swimsuits and sunscreen, sneakers and water bottles, kids from all walks of life buzz with excitement as they anticipate their week-long day camp adventures. For the 12th consecutive year, The Salvation Army in Oshawa, Ont., has opened its doors for summer day camp. “Camp is a thrilling and unforgettable place where kids meet  […]
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Ontario Thrift Store Customers Send Kids to Camp

Posted on 9th July 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Camping season is off to a great start this year at The Salvation Army Jackson’s Point Camp! On Wednesday, July 4, representatives from Salvation Army Thrift Stores in Ontario, including Retail District Managers Maria Guayacan and Priscilla Jogaratnam along with Store Managers Michelle Sanelli and Shaney Cannon, were at Jackson’s Point to present a cheque  […]
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When the Cupboards are Bare

Posted on 25th June 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
This can’t be happening to me, thought Patricia. With her sudden loss of employment, the Davis household income took a drastic hit. They were in a crippling situation. Imagine a family of four living on $5 a month after paying rent and basic bills? This is where Patricia Davis and her loved ones found themselves  […]
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Taking Support to the Streets

Posted on 18th June 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
In Midland, Ontario, spare change is still in demand, homeless people are looking for support and places to stay, and others on the fringe just need someone to talk to. Situations don’t change quickly but given the opportunity, they can. In a rubber-meets-the-road type of ministry, The Salvation Army is combing streets, parks and trails—anywhere  […]
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Valuing People with Barriers

Posted on 4th June 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Lorne was a victim in his own community—disregarded and disrespected because he had a learning disability. He was convinced no one would ever accept him for who he was. As one of eight children Lorne was born into a chaotic environment. He was a sad, angry and neglected young boy. By age 15 Lorne was  […]
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Thunder Bay Flooding Prompts Appeal for Help

Posted on 31st May 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Heavy rains over the weekend in Thunder Bay have prompted a nationwide appeal for help. “Hopefully we will see an influx of donations to remove some of the burden off people who are coping with the cost of cleanup and other concerns,” says Major Merv Halvorsen of The Salvation Army. Thunder Bay and surrounding areas  […]
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