Volunteering trends—Youth Lead the Way

Posted on 27th August 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
In general, younger Canadians are more likely to volunteer than older Canadians. A recent article by Statistics Canada also states that: • young Canadians aged 15 to 24 were more likely to volunteer than Canadians in most other age groups. • more than eight in 10 Canadians help others directly (informal volunteering). • while younger  […]
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Salvation Army Needs School Supply Donations

Posted on 22nd August 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
The B.C. Salvation Army says demand for its back to school charitable program has more than doubled in the past two years. The program helps give backpacks full of school supplies to elementary school children in need. “The bottom line is those kids go back to school with some good new things that they need  […]
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The Salvation Army Fills kids’ Backpacks for Back-to-school

Posted on 21st August 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
B.C. – At the beginning of every school year there are families who cannot afford the long list of school supplies their child needs to help them learn. The Salvation Army has once again launched their annual Backpack and School Supply Drive to fill 5,000 backpacks with all the supplies kids will need. On Monday,  […]
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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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Summer Camp Experiences

Posted on 9th July 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Have you attended summer camp? Maybe you’ve been a camp counsellor or worked in the dish pit. Today, more than 4,500 children attend Salvation Army week-long and day camps each summer. Talk to any camper, camp parent, camp director, etc. and you’ll be told wonderful stories, filled with magical memories and positive life-altering experiences. What  […]
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Fundraiser Sends Hundreds of Kids to Camp

Posted on 16th May 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
For the third year in a row, Thrift Stores in Canada collected funds in-store to help send marginalized children to camp for one week. The 2012 Send a Kid to Camp fundraiser ran from April 2 to May 12. Thanks to the generous support of guests, sponsors and others, funds raised will send 445 kids  […]
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Thrift Store Partners with Local Soccer Club

Posted on 2nd March 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Throughout the month of March, the Parkdale Thrift Store, located in downtown Toronto at 1447 Queen Street West, will host an in-store fundraiser to support the local youth soccer club. Bloor Central Soccer Club (BCSC) is a group that is committed to offering high quality recreation programs for low income families on the west side  […]
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Drop-in Centre Meets Needs of Local Youth

Posted on 27th February 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
There are no barriers to entry. No registration fee. No discrimination. For the past year, The Salvation Army Pembroke Community Church has been home to community youth ages 12 to 18 who come together to hang out, meet new friends and have fun in a safe and healthy environment. In 2011, after moving around to  […]
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Salvation Army Youth Shelter Celebrates Residents’ Recent Accomplishments

Posted on 13th September 2011, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Salvation Army Sutton, Ontario, youth shelter for homeless and in-crisis youth has something to celebrate. Four residents from its transitional housing program are pursuing post secondary education at various Ontario colleges. In addition, five other residents have been successful in receiving their General Education Diploma (GED) through the shelter’s program, obtaining extremely high marks.  […]
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Program Provides Free Lunches to Kids in Saskatoon

Posted on 25th August 2011, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Salvation Army and Potash Corp created the summer “Food on the Move” program to provide meals to children at playgrounds in Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods. The Salvation Army’s Les Marshall says the demand for the mobile, bag lunch program has been substantial. “We’ve been serving about 150 meals each day. That’s a brown bag, personally  […]
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