Posts Tagged: donations


Donations for New West fire victims.


Donations have been pouring in for victims of Friday’s fire in Uptown New Westminster that left 36 people homeless. It wasn’t long before they had more than enough. Way more than enough. The response and support from the community and the City of New Westminster has been overwhelming.  “We have piles of clothes and now we’re bringing in volunteers to sort them,” shared Captain Sharon Tidd of The Salvation Army New Westminster. “The community is really coming to the rescue.” The Salvation Army was onsite over the weekend providing food


The Coldest Night of the Year.


This year, The Salvation Army in Chilliwack, Maple Ridge and The Gateway of Hope in Langley will be participating in a National Campaign known as The Coldest Night of the Year. This will be The Gateway of Hope’s first year participating in the event and they need your help! Coldest Night of the Year is a fundraising walk that will start and end at The Gateway of Hope in Langley.  It will see teams of people walk through the Langleys on a 5km or 10km walk showing support for The


Local singer gives back to The Salvation Army.


The Salvation Army in British Columbia is always grateful for not only the community support we receive, but the inspiration we witness when young people get involved, give back and are passionate about helping those in need. One of those individuals is 13-year-old Olivia Penalva from Vernon.  Olivia is a talented singer and in seeing the local need in her community, decided to donate proceeds from the sale of her single, Fight for You, on iTunes to The Salvation Army. Check out the music video for Fight for You, and


12th Annual Donnelly Group Toy Drive.


The Salvation Army is thankful to have had the support once again from the Donnelly Group for the 12th Annual Donnelly Group Toy Drive in Vancouver. An evening filled with holiday celebrations, canapés, friends, family, music and a sense of giving.  As done every year, Jeff Donnelly provides each Donnelly Group employee with a $50 gift card for Toys-R-Us to be used to purchase a gift for a donation to The Salvation Army on the evening of the event. In addition, The Donnelly Group will gladly match any additional donations in


Coast Hotels supports The Salvation Army this Christmas.


Coast Hotels is championing those less fortunate this holiday season with its first Book a Bed & Give campaign. Throughout the month of December guests can add $2, $5 or $10 to their stay, and Coast Hotels will match the funds raised. All funds will go directly to support The Salvation Army’s shelter and meal programs because Coast Hotels believes that everyone deserves a good night’s sleep and everyone deserves a good meal. “Coast Hotels has always been a strong supporter of the communities where we do business” said Sarah


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 chocolate! The red kettle campaign is one of The


Sally Ann’s Healthy Eating Kitchen.


With big smiles and the comforting aroma of home-made lasagna filling the multi-purpose room at the Vancouver Community & Family Services, Major Russ Holland presented the certificates to the 12 graduates who have successfully completed the  first cycle of ‘Sally Ann’s Healthy Eating Kitchen’.  The participants consisted of women, ranging in age from 20 to early 60′s, inclusive of 4 single moms with school aged or older children.  It was a diverse group of women who participated, not only in demographics but through their various paths of knowledge, skills and


Join us at The Naden Band Christmas Concert.


Music is a gift treasured by many during the Christmas season. Please join us this year as we celebrate the season with the annual Naden Band Christmas Concert. The Royal Canadian Navy’s 35-piece symphonic Naden Concert Band alongside talented vocalists Ken Lavigne and Stephanie Greaves provide a truly entertaining and inspirational evening for all ages. The toys and funds that are raised through this concert event are crucial to The Salvation Army’s support of thousands of families in need throughout the Lower Mainland during the Christmas season. Where & When: Doors:


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 bells and helping  fill the kettle…along


The 107th Annual Christmas Kettle Season to get underway.


The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle  Campaign is set to launch on November 14th, running through to December 24th, 2013 across British Columbia. 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 British   Columbia during the holiday season and year-round.   The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign is one of Canada’s largest and most recognizable annual charitable events with all dollars donated staying in the community where the donation was made.   Last year,