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Donnelly Group Gives Back

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Christmas is synonymous with giving, and in many ways Christmas at The Salvation Army is synonymous with the business of giving…giving back to those individuals and families experiencing hardship in our communities. “In a diverse community like Vancouver, the reality is that there will always be a need,” says Ming Chau, Interim Community Ministries Director at The Salvation Army Vancouver Community & Family Services. “We are positioned to respond to that need.”

Currently for our Christmas Assistance Program, The Salvation Army’s […]

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Mom is hoping for a safer life for her family in Canada

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Trang Le knew she didn’t want to raise her children in Vietnam.“It’s just dangerous and it’s tough there,” said the 31-year-old, who moved back to Vancouver with her three-year-old son Alex in September.After living in B.C. for nearly 10 years, she returned home to Southeast Asia in 2010, where she got married and delivered her first son. But the only work she could find was helping her husband on a pig farm, and the access to health care was limited, […]

Nelson mom Nichole Hunt applied for a Christmas hamper from the local Salvation Army last year. She couldn't provide much of a Christmas for her two-year-old son and was very happy to be able to get a hamper and a few toys. Photo Credit The Province

Charity ‘put a light in me,’ says single mom

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When Nelson mom Nichole Hunt “very suddenly” split from her partner last year, she knew it wouldn’t be much of a Christmas for her young son.A few months after the devastating break-up in July 2014, she decided to move from Trail back to Nelson to be closer to friends and family.While the big move cut her “pretty short” financially — especially since it fell right before Christmas — it was the best decision for her and Lucian, now two-and-a-half-years-old.“It was […]

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

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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 […]

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Reaching out made her a better person

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Asking for help was one of the hardest things Kelly Jane Hanvey had to do, but when the Victoria mom was down to her last $20 and Christmas was coming, she had no choice but to reach out.“It was the most humbling experience of my life, because I had never needed to ask for anything,” said Hanvey, 36.A collision with a drunk driver in 2009 had left the mother of two with a number of long-term disabilities — nerve damage, […]

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’Tis the summer season for giving.

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Those involved with the North Shore Salvation Army are working to disseminate the message that need knows no season.

Representatives have launched a Christmas in July Campaign, intended to express their gratitude for the generous outpouring of support related to their annual Christmas Kettle Campaign, while at the same time raise awareness of the ongoing need faced by the organization in serving community members year-round. "The reality is the funds that come at Christmas time generally only last about half the […]

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Thank You to the Donnelly Group for 14 Years of Support!

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The Salvation Army wishes to express a sincere Thank You to the Donnelly Group for 14 years of support, seeing an overwhelming total of $275,000 in donations through the Donnelly Group’s Annual Toy Drive.

“The Toy Drive is a highly anticipated event amongst our staff – everyone goes above and beyond to help a child in need have a memorable holiday,” said Jeff Donnelly, President of the Donnelly Group.

The annual Toy Drive is the flagship event of the company’s charitable arm, […]

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Fill the Kettle – Celebrity Kettle Kick-Off.

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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 […]

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Come join us at our Christmas events.

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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 […]

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The Salvation Army is seeking Kettle volunteers.

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The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle Campaign is set to launch on November 14th, running through to December 24th, 2013 across British Columbia.  With the Christmas season quickly approaching, The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to host kettles.

The Christmas Kettle Campaign is aimed at raising money and awareness about the continued need for social service programs and resources to support vulnerable individuals throughout Canada during the holiday season and year-round.

The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign is one of […]