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Maple Ridge Adopt-A-Family in short supply.


For many, the holiday season is a time of family and togetherness. The extra costs that go in to food, gifts and outings are a welcome and planned for part of some families’ budgets. But for a few, the costs that go along with the holidays are a source of stress and anxiety due to the pressure of coming up short for their family; at a time when expectations are so high.

The Salvation Army Caring Place operates an Adopt-A-Family program […]

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Dignity for all at The Salvation Army Caring Place.


This beautiful, crisp weather is a welcome change for many from the usual dreary, damp winter days in British Columbia. But for a small number of people in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, this sharp cold means adversity, vulnerability and fear. The Salvation Army Caring Place in Maple Ridge is committed to helping these people, and others still; others who face poverty, drug addiction and mental illness. Once a year for the last three years, The Caring Place has asked […]




Thank you to Mindfield for supporting The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light this season with the inaugural #socksforhope initiative.

Every year The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light puts together Christmas Care Packages for individuals in need on Vancouver’s DTES. Items include ponchos, toiletries, clothes, and of course, socks.

Being good neighbours to The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light, Mindfield was inspired to support the community by hosting a Sock Drive to add to these packages along with contributing all the […]


The Salvation Army provides.


Every day for the past 10 years, Edward Sanderson has faced excruciating back pain.

Sanderson injured his back while working on a potato farm in Grand Forks, and ever since he has struggled with crippling agony that leaves his legs “vibrating” by dinnertime.

The pain makes it difficult for him to stand, harder for him to walk and nearly impossible for him to work, says the 55-year-old.

But some days Sanderson also experiences the psychological agony of worrying he may not be able […]


The Salvation Army celebrates another successful Hope in the City Breakfast.


The Salvation Army celebrated the 13th annual Hope in the City Breakfast in Vancouver, British Columbia on Tuesday, November 25th. Through the corporate support received at this annual fundraiser, The Salvation Army is prepared to continue to provide hope, dignity, and opportunity to those in need throughout local communities.

The Salvation Army provides unprecedented support to society’s most vulnerable, accounting for 1/3 of all social services in British Columbia, with 86% of funds raised being directly re-invested into the lives of […]


London Drugs supports Kettle Campaign tradition.


As The Salvation Army welcomes the Annual Christmas tradition of ringing bells around the city for the 124th year, we are grateful to London Drugs for the continual support they provide to the Christmas campaign.

Each year, The Salvation Army relies on the support of corporate partners such as London Drugs who not only allow Christmas Kettles to be placed at their stores each year, but provide the opportunity for customers to give directly at the till in all London Drug […]

The Salvation Army partners with Impark for Toys for Tickets.


Impark is offering a one-day, 4 hour event during which anyone in Vancouver who has an unpaid Impark parking violation notice can have it waived by making a toy donation of equal value to The Salvation Army to support families in need this Christmas.

On Thursday, November 27th, Impark will be accepting new, unused and unwrapped toys and in exchange, each donor’s unpaid parking violation notice will be waived. A single toy donated will waive a single unpaid violation notice. Those […]

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Happy Trails.


A BIG thanks to Trail Appliances at Grandview and Rupert for donating a NEW 30″ Frigidaire Range to The Salvation Army Vancouver Community and Family Services unit!

With the previous range no longer operable, this generous donation allows Vancouver Community and Family Services to continue hosting the Community Drop-In Breakfast, which operates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00AM – 10:00AM.  Along with the Community Kitchen Program “Sally Ann’s Healthy Eating Kitchen” which provides culinary instruction, nutrition education and budgeting tips to […]

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Thun Family donation supports Prince George.


Cameron Thun has a simple reason for continuing to contribute to the Salvation Army and other local groups.  “I want to make the world a better place,” says the local businessman. “I know it sounds corny, but that’s why.”

Thun and his family were at the new Salvation Army Community Ministries Centre on 18th Avenue last week, making a $40,000 donation to help with the work of the group.  “I’ve spent my whole life in Prince George,” Thun says. “I like […]

Your City Sports Sock Donation

160 pairs of socks to those less fortunate.


The Langley Minor Lacrosse Association and Your City Sports teamed up to donate 160 pairs of new socks to The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope homeless shelter in Langley.

The association had ordered custom-made socks for their seven-on-seven field lacrosse jamboree through Your City Sports, a Surrey-based business.

For every pair that was purchased, Your City Sports donated a pair of socks to a homeless charity within that community.

Shared The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope Executive Director, Jim Coggles, “The sock donation […]