Prime Minister Visits Salvation Army

Posted on 28th August 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Prime Minister Visits Salvation Army
Over 500 people filled the parking lot of The Salvation Army’s Suncoast Citadel Friday morning in Goderich, Ont., anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the visit just in time to help with the ‘Huron County Backpacks for Kids’ program. “Canadians are there for each other at times of  […]

Not Everyone Can Afford Back-to-School Supplies

Posted on 21st August 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Not Everyone Can Afford Back-to-School Supplies
Summer is starting to wind down and retailers are rolling out back-to-school deals. But not everyone can afford school supplies. What happens when struggling families simply can’t provide the essentials? Moncton, N.B., is one of many Salvation Army centres across Canada supporting low-income and struggling families by providing donated school supplies and backpacks. “Last year,  […]

Supporting Low-Income Youth after Summer Camp

Posted on 31st July 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Supporting Low-Income Youth after Summer Camp
A week at summer camp for youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds can help them leave the challenges of poverty behind, escape the routines of daily life, improve socialization and interpersonal skills, and grow in confidence. But what happens after they have just experienced the best week of their summer? “We must change our thinking about  […]

Salvation Army Thrift Store Sends 776 Children to Summer Camp

Posted on 17th July 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
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  […]

Summer Camp Changes Lives in Positive Ways

Posted on 23rd June 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Summer Camp Changes Lives in Positive Ways
Healthy, hearty meals, Bible lessons, canoeing, tight ropes and campfires. That’s what close to 4,000 children will experience at Salvation Army camps this year. Captain Rick Zelinsky, Executive Director for Ontario Camping Ministries, used to attend Salvation Army camp as a child. He says if kids are looking for a fun, well-rounded summer camp experience,  […]

Classmates Collect 75 Bags of Clothes to Help Homeless

Posted on 16th June 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Classmates Collect 75 Bags of Clothes to Help Homeless
Inspired by a class discussion and project about privilege versus hardship, 12-year-old Santhosh, and his classmates Kostas and Navid, collected more than 70 bags of clothes that were donated to The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Newmarket, Ont., to help people experiencing homelessness. “I did my research,” says Santhosh, “and knew that when we donated  […]

New Salvation Army Program Helps Students Combat Weekend Hunger

Posted on 24th March 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
volunteers stand behind a table ready to prepare food for school weekend feeding program
When The Salvation Army in Wetaskiwin, Alta.., learned that some elementary school students didn’t have enough food to get through the weekend, they developed a program that not only improves academic performance but gives struggling families one less thing to worry about. “It surprised me to learn how many kids go to school hungry,” says  […]

Teen Volunteers at Salvation Army After-School Program

Posted on 16th February 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Jamie-Lynn (left) cuts cucumber with after-school participant
Jamie-Lynn started attending an after-school program at The Salvation Army in Kingston, Ont., when she was seven-years-old. Today, the 14-year-old volunteers at the same place where she learned how to read and write. “After I learned how to read, write and do math, I passed school with flying colours,” says Jamie-Lynn. “I love it here.”  […]