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Salvation Army Thrift Store Sends 776 Children to Summer Camp


The lives of 776 children nationwide will be forever impacted this summer by the generosity of local communities who supported The Salvation Army Thrift Store’s 2017 Send a Kid to Camp campaign.

Taking place over six weeks in 109 Thrift Store locations, the campaign raised  $170,862, a new record from generous donors. With a national goal of providing support to send 600 children to Salvation Army summer camps, the Thrift Store’s  campaign exceeded expectations.

“We were driven to provide fun and valuable […]

Thrift store worker stands behind cash register and hands bag of clothes to male customoer

Donate Your Gently-used Clothes and Change a Life


Many of us have no idea what it is like to live in poverty. We never stop to think about the child who wears oversized hand-me downs or the adult who has one pair of shoes to wear. If you want to help someone who is struggling feel better about themselves and take pride in how they look, then there is no better time than spring to clean out your closets and donate to a Salvation Army Thrift Store.

“Your gently-used […]

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How Your Gently-Used Clothes Can Change a Life


Christmas is over, and many people are sorting through closets to accommodate new items received. With this in mind, now would be a good time to donate your gently-used clothes or household items to The Salvation Army. When you donate these items, you help people who really need it.

“Any donation goes a long way in providing support,” says Michele Walker, Salvation Army Thrift Store National Retail Operations Manager. “We are always in need of gently-used clothing, household goods and furniture―especially […]

Harry Rosen Donation Helps Those Affected by Fort McMurray Tragedy

Harry Rosen Donation Helps Those Affected by Fort McMurray Tragedy


On August 9, 2016, Larry Rosen (Chairman and CEO) of Harry Rosen Inc., Canada’s premier source of men’s fashion, was honoured by The Salvation Army for the company’s $100,000 clothing contribution to help support residents affected by the Fort McMurray fires.

“The Salvation Army is truly grateful for the generosity of Harry Rosen Inc., which will aid people in Fort McMurray as they continue to rebuild their lives,” says Major Les Marshall, Territorial Secretary for Public Relations & Development.

Donated items from […]

Special Olympian Kyle Weaver (second right) feels part of the family at The Salvation Army Thrift Store National Recycling Operations (NRO) St. Catharines location with the support of team members Linda Book (right), store manager Mike Nitsch (second left) and Dawn Goodnough (left).

Special Olympian Wins Gold with Encouragement from Salvation Army Thrift Store Family


In the water, Special Olympian Kyle ‘Aquaman’ Weaver’s worries and fears are often washed away as he focuses on winning gold for his team. Before diving in, Weaver frequently feels the pressure, which he alleviates through a quick stop for encouragement at The Salvation Army Thrift Store in St. Catharines.

“I want to tell the staff at that store a big thank you,” says Kyle, “They were always behind me, encouraging, listening and supporting.”

Everyone needs inspiration and, for the gold medalist, […]

Salvation Army National Recycling Operations (NRO) team members visited The Salvation Army Jackson's Point Camp in Ontario to present their cheque to the Camping Ministries Ontario team.

Salvation Army Thrifts Stores Make Camp Dreams Come True


Summertime for hundreds of kids from low-income homes nationwide has gotten a little brighter thanks to the support of The Salvation Army Thrift Store’s ‘Send a Kid to Camp’ campaign.

From April 11 to June 11, in 106 Thrift Store locations, the campaign, now in its sixth year, raised a record breaking $133,894 from generous donors. Aiming to send 500 kids to camp, the goal was surpassed, enabling 608 kids to enjoy their summer at 13 Salvation Army Summer Camps across […]

5 ways Spring cleaning becomes social good

5 Ways Spring Cleaning Becomes Social Good


When warmer weather approaches, many of us start thinking about spring cleaning. As you sort through your clothes and household items, we encourage you to donate to a Salvation Army Thrift Store near you. 

The following are some of the ways your contributions will improve the lives of vulnerable children and families and protect the environment by diverting waste from landfills. 

1. Clothes: With one in 10 people in Canada living in poverty, gently-used clothes are always in need.

2. Unsellable/damaged goods: Unsellable […]

Salvation Army Thrift Store front in Etobicoke Ontario

Salvation Army Responds to Goodwill Closure


On January 16 it was announced that Goodwill, which collects donated clothing and goods, then sells them to fund programs for people with learning and physical disabilities, was closing 16 stores and donation centres across Ontario.

“The Salvation Army appreciates and respects the important work that Goodwill does in Ontario and all across Canada,” says Michele Walker, national retail operations manager. “We hope that Goodwill can resolve their current situation in the Greater Toronto Area and continue to help the many […]

The Salvation Army Thrift Stores Canada Thank You


The Salvation Army Thrift Stores Canada thank you for donating gently-used goods and clothing. The Salvation Army Thrift Stores Canada supports the mission of The Salvation Army by generating funds and influencing positively the communities in which they operate. Salvation Army Thrift Stores are a national, charitable organization that operate 107 stores across Canada and rely upon the generous donations of community members to help support those in need. Donations remain in the local community.

Why donate spring cleaning items to The Salvation Army

Three Good Reasons to Donate Spring Cleaning Items to The Salvation Army


Spring is here, and sometimes we need a little motivation to clean, clear out that clutter and get organized.

Did you know that goods donated to Salvation Army thrift stores can be given to families in need through a voucher system at our community services? In fact, last year, over $1.8 million in vouchers provided hundreds of families and individuals with basic needs.

But giving to a Salvation Army thrift store has even more benefits.

1. Thrift Stores support many programs and services […]