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10000 Night

10,822 Cans Collected.


This year’s 10,000 Tonight Food Drive almost reached 11,000 cans of collected goods!

Students from Penticton and Princess Margaret secondary schools collected a combined total of 10,822 non-perishable food items, plus cash donations, for The Salvation Army food bank in their annual door-to-door canvass.

Andrea Devito, vice-principal at Penticton Secondary School, said students and organizers are delighted by the response.  “One resident gave the canvassers $60 and asked that they go and purchase as much food as possible with the money, which […]

Metro Vancouver Transit Police to provide a helping hand.


Metro Vancouver Transit Police are partnering with The Salvation Army to provide support for vulnerable individuals.

The Salvation Army has generously donated 200 blankets to Transit Police that will be distributed throughout the winter season. Officers are being encouraged to stock their patrol cars at the beginning of each shift, and to hand them out to those in need throughout their day. “The blankets will provide a small measure of comfort, but will also give the officers the opportunity to offer […]

Thank You

Thank You for shuffling with us.


Thank you to all the runners and participants, The Beat 94.5, Denai Johnson, DJ Kris Reign and wonderful our sponsors who helped to make this year’s Santa Shuffle the best to date.

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 […]

Dignity Breakfast

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 […]