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Toots Tucker is a dedicated volunteer with the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope’s kettle campaign.— Image Credit: Troy Landreville/Langley Advance

The World Needs More Selfless Toots Tuckers


Ask Troy Gaglardi and he’ll tell you: the world needs more Toots Tuckers.Toots, and volunteers like her, are loyal volunteers with the Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign.Their dedication puts a smile on the face of Gaglardi, the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope’s director of community services.

“Toots does a lot of shifts,” Gaglardi said. “Not only does she go on the kettle shifts about four or five times, she helps us with our events.”Toots chimed in, “I’ve been in the [Gateway […]

The Salvation Army celebrates 150th Anniversary.


From its humble beginnings in 1865, The Salvation Army has had a knack for making news.  Through the late 19th century into the 20th, William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, was one of the most recognizable names and faces in the British Empire.  As The Salvation Army’s first General, William Booth launched one of Britain’s most ambitious social-reclamation projects.  His name consistently claimed headlines in newspapers in the English-speaking world.  And the likeness of this tall, gaunt man, with […]

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Text-to-donate coffee campaign benefits Gateway of Hope.


Sip a comforting cup of a coffee and help Langley’s homeless at the same time.

The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope has come up with an innovate ‘text to donate’ campaign for the month of February with the help of Envision Financial and the local Langley Wired Monk Coffee Bistros.

Together they have created a coffee sleeve campaign that directly benefits the Gateway of Hope homeless shelter.

Three Wired Monk locations in Langley — Walnut Grove, Murrayville and Willoughby — will be using […]

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Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses Fundraising Goal in Canada.


Thanks to contributions from donors, volunteers and community partners, The Salvation Army in Canada raised $22 million dollars during its 124th annual Christmas Kettle Campaign with $3.9 million coming from British Columbia alone. Donations to the campaign will remain in the local communities in which they were raised and will help The Salvation Army in the fight against poverty throughout Canada.

“We are truly touched by the generosity of our neighbours, peers and corporate partners, year after year,” said Commissioner Susan […]


The Salvation Army’s Annual Kettle Campaign down in donations.


With Christmas less than 2 weeks away, donations for The Salvation Army’s Annual Kettle Campaign are approximately $200,000 down this holiday season compared to 2012.  The Salvation Army is seeking support from the community.

“We have currently raised a total of $1,347,094 in donations.  The Salvation Army in British Columbia is currently at less than 50% of our target, with a goal to reach $4 million by Christmas Eve,” said Patricia Cuff, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development in British […]


Kettle Campaign kicks off in Vancouver!


This past Saturday was the Inaugural Fill the Kettle: Celebrity Kettle Kick Off event.  The Salvation Army red kettles lined the corner of Howe & Georgia at the Pacific Centre Rotunda for the official launch of the Greater Vancouver kettle campaign.

On site, we were supported by enthusiastic bell ringers which included, local media personalities, celebrities, sports teams and athletes, all there to help fill the kettle.  Energy and spirits were high with Christmas cheer, community support, and lots of hot […]


Fill the Kettle – Celebrity Kettle Kick-Off.


It’s time to ring those bells!  On Saturday, November 23rd between 11am and 3pm, The Salvation Army’s recognizable red kettles will line the corner of Howe & Georgia at the Pacific Centre Rotunda.  We invite the community to celebrate the launch of the Greater Vancouver Christmas Kettle Campaign by joining us as we paint the corner red.

On site will be local media personalities, celebrities and sports teams ringing bells and helping  to fill the kettle, along with hot chocolate, The […]


Come join us at our Christmas events.


Event: Fill the Kettle – Celebrity Kettle Kick-Off
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Time: 11am to 3pm
Place: Pacific Centre Rotunda at Howe and Georgia

A first time event to launch the kettle season in Vancouver.  On Saturday, November 23 between 11 and 3pm, The Salvation Army red kettles will line the corner of Howe & Georgia at the Pacific Centre Rotunda for the official launch of the Greater Vancouver kettle campaign.  There will be local media personalities, musicians, celebrities, politicians and athletes ringing the […]


Christmas Kettle Campaign raises $20 million


This Christmas, donors acrossCanadahelped support The Salvation Army’s efforts to reduce poverty nationwide by donating more than $20 million to the annual Kettle Campaign. Funds raised in the nearly 2,000 kettles in stores, on street corners and online will be used to support programs that help restore hope and dignity to more than 1.7 million each year throughout the country.

“We’re incredibly grateful for the overwhelming generosity that helped us fill the kettles this year,” said Graham Moore, Territorial Secretary for […]

Remember the Salvation Army’s bell ringers


A story as shared in The Vancouver Sun’s Editorial section:

On Tuesday as I was shopping, I ran into a Salvation Army bell ringer, collecting for the less fortunate.  He looked cold, so I asked him if he would like a coffee.  He was so appreciative, saying he couldn’t leave his post.  When I got to McDonald’s to order his coffee, I thought he was probably hungry too, so bought him a big hamburger and fries to […]