The World Needs More Selfless Toots Tuckers

Posted on 19th November 2015, by British Columbia
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  […]
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The Salvation Army celebrates 150th Anniversary.

Posted on 12th August 2015, by British Columbia
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  […]
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Text-to-donate coffee campaign benefits Gateway of Hope.

Posted on 19th February 2015, by British Columbia
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  […]
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Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses Fundraising Goal in Canada.

Posted on 15th January 2015, by British Columbia
Father and Boy - Donate to Kettle
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  […]
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The Salvation Army’s Annual Kettle Campaign down in donations.

Posted on 11th December 2013, by British Columbia
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  […]
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Kettle Campaign kicks off in Vancouver!

Posted on 26th November 2013, by British Columbia
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,  […]
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Fill the Kettle – Celebrity Kettle Kick-Off.

Posted on 20th November 2013, by British Columbia
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  […]
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Come join us at our Christmas events.

Posted on 18th November 2013, by British Columbia
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 &  […]
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Christmas Kettle Campaign raises $20 million

Posted on 4th January 2012, by British Columbia
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  […]
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Remember the Salvation Army’s bell ringers

Posted on 1st December 2011, by British Columbia
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  […]