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Camp Newport is Adventure-Filled World for Kids


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, she’d checked off a long list of activities she’d never done before — like swimming in a lake, paddling a canoe and kayak, as well as climbing […]

Breakfast TV Toronto Features Burlington Thrift Store


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 area, and hot summer fashions.

Congratulations Burlington!

Segment 1 – The Production Room:
– A look at how our Thrift Stores process donations and get the items onto […]

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Peace Bus Stops at Salvation Army Thrift Store


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 peace. The teens started their trip in Victoria, BC on June 26th and have been journeying across Canada towards Halifax, along the way learning about […]

Girl sells lemonade for Hamilton food bank


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 the Salvation Army food bank.

Hamilton’s largest food bank put out a call earlier this month, saying it had a critical shortage of food. Grace heard it.

She saw […]

Ontario Thrift Store Customers Send Kids to Camp


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 for $22,462 to help send children to camp.

The money was collected through generous donations made by customers at Thrift Stores across Central Ontario during this year’s […]

Thunder Bay Flooding Prompts Appeal for Help


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 battled with issues such as flooding basements, washed out roads and no power. While the rains have stopped and the flood waters are receding, the damage […]