Posts Tagged: donations

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Craftsman Collision supports The Salvation Army by raising $148,000.

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For the past five years, Craftsman Collision has hosted the Make A Dent Food Drive in partnership with Overwaitea Foods, benefiting The Salvation Army.  Thus far, the campaign effort has raised an overwhelming $148,000 for The Salvation Army in British Columbia. The day long food drive event has proven to be an anticipated and highly successful event year after year – raising $33,862 in dollars and in-kind donations in the 2013 Make a Dent campaign alone. Craftsman Collision generously pledges to match every item donated – for every can donated

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CANstruction Puts a Big Dent in Hunger in Kelowna.

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The results from CANstruction Kelowna 2014 are in and the committee are all smiles.  Canstruction Kelowna is a partnership between the Rotary Club of Kelowna, the Rotary Club of Kelowna Foundation, Save-On-Foods, The Kelowna Community Food Bank, The Westside Community Food Bank and The Kelowna Salvation Army.   This incredible design/build competition raised over 18,000 cans of food and $2,500 cash to be split between local Food Banks. “We’re very grateful for all the support the community has shown.  This donation will go a long way to helping families in our

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Saanich’s Command Unit now with The Salvation Army.

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The Salvation Army would like to thank the Saanich Fire Department for generously donating their emergency command unit to The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Program. In a small ceremony on Friday Feb 21st, Mayor Frank Leonard and Saanich Fire Chief Michael Burgess handed the keys to Majors Ed and Kathie Chiu of The Salvation Army ARC. Both Mayor Leonard and Chief Burgess acknowledged their appreciation for the work that The Salvation Army does for the community both every day but especially at emergency events.  Chief Burgess expressed that something as

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Thank you Dekora.

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Thank you Dekora, one of Canada’s leading home staging companies, for partnering with The Salvation Army and for your generous donation of furniture and accessories to furnish and ‘stage’ a unit in The Salvation Army Esther’s Place.   Esther’s Place is a shelter residence for women and kids fleeing domestic abuse. The Salvation Army is committed to the ongoing freedom of women from violence. The Salvation Army provides three service centres focused on a continuum of care model. Women are supported in addressing the impact of abuse in their lives, walking

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Donations for New West fire victims.

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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

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The Coldest Night of the Year.

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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

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Local singer gives back to The Salvation Army.

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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

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12th Annual Donnelly Group Toy Drive.

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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

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Coast Hotels supports The Salvation Army this Christmas.

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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

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Kettle Campaign kicks off in Vancouver!

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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