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Shoebox for Shelter project gives hope + dignity.

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Sincere Thanks to the Shoebox for Shelter team as they made the project a reality. This past weekend, 107 shoebox donations were handed out at The Salvation Army Harbour Light Anchor Shelter. Students commented on how rewarding it was to see clients unwrapping the shoeboxes and digging into the treats right away! A special thank you to all participating sponsors including Nesters Market, Safeway, Happy Water, 7-Eleven, SFU Bookstore, Rexall, Dollarama, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Fresh Direct Produce. All corporate and individual donations came to a grand total of

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Elite Performance Basketball Camp is on!

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SAVE THE DATE! The Salvation Army in partnership with Strathcona Community Centre is hosting the Elite Performance Basketball Camp August 18-21! This week-long training camp is for teens aged 14 – 18 and focuses on developing basketball skills, teamwork, and having fun! Damin Altizer, Trainer at the Elite Performance Basketball Camp uses the “3 D’s” throughout all his training: Desire—You can’t just “want to.” You’ve got to have a yearning, a craving, a burning desire to get better! Dedication— Repetition. Repetition. Repetition. “Good players practice till they get it right,

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5000 kids in need to receive backpacks!

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The Salvation Army is proud to present, the 5th Annual Backpack & School Supply Drive running from July 14th through to September 11th.   The goal of the effort, in partnership with BC Chiropractic Association, Staples, Fitness Town, Canadian Bible Society, Salvation Army Thrift Stores, Starbucks along with media sponsors, Breakfast Television, OMNI, CKNW and 24 Hours, is to raise funds and school supplies for 5000+ kids in need throughout the Province as they begin a new school year. The need: Can you remember arriving for the first day of the

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Hockey For Good to raise funds to send kids to camp.

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Hockey for Good is a one day, round robin style street hockey tournament hosted by The Salvation Army Caring Place in Maple Ridge, BC. All of the proceeds from Hockey for Good are being used to send at-risk youth and teens from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows to Camp Sunrise in Gibsons, BC. Camp Sunrise is a Salvation Army Camp dedicated to giving children the ultimate summer camp experience. The benefits to the children are paramount – the sense of belonging, camaraderie with their peers and ability to just be

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#Juice4Hope hit the streets of Vancouver’s DTES.

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For the last number of years, The Salvation Army has honored May as Dignity Month. In Vancouver, The Salvation Army in partnership with local food truck, The Juice Truck, celebrated this occasion by giving hope and juice to over 500 Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light food line clients yesterday morning. The Salvation Army is excited to work with The Juice Truck in distributing custom mini juice blends – strawberry, banana, coconut nectar, coconut milk, coconut water and vanilla – to those in need as The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light

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Hope Luncheon.

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On Friday May 2, over 200 people gathered to hear stories of hope and transformation. The 2014 Hope Luncheon provided an emotional program, Commissioner Brian Peddle, Territorial Commander for the Salvation Army’s Canada & Bermuda Territory shared a powerful reflection on his experiences as the Territorial Commander. “I don’t want Giving Hope Today to be a Public Relations tagline, I want it to be an accepted responsibility, I want it to be something that declares evil will not win in the world in which we live and that dignity will

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Ringer-a-thon raises $464.

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Dalton Moffat pitched horseshoes to raise money for The Salvation Army’s work in Africa on May 12. Dalton, a member of Westsong Community Church and active volunteer pitched 100 horseshoes scoring 24 ringers. He raised $464 by collecting pledges from sponsors. “Dalton’s commitment to improving quality of life and restoring dignity in lives of other people is exemplary, especially since he is only 10 years old. It’s a testament to his kind and compassionate heart. At such a young age, he demonstrates exceptional maturity in his understanding that he is

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New West Kelowna Thrift Store joins local community.

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The Grand Opening of the new West Kelowna Thrift Store became a realization through the hard work, dedication and patience of Salvation Army staff and the generosity of valued customers and donors in the great community of Westbank. As a result of everyone’s support, The  Salvation Army was able to a grow into a new retail outlet. The Salvation Army believes in the inherent responsibility to take care of others and give that helping hand up to transform lives.  We been actively involved in the lives of tens of thousands throughout

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A friend of the Army.

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One of The Salvation Army’s greatest friends and advocates is Mrs. Anne Lippert. Tonight, Anne will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 17th Annual AWF Peak Awards. Anne has actively supported The Salvation Army in British Columbia for 28 years. Her varied roles include her volunteering on our Grace Hospital Board, Greater Vancouver Advisory Board, Hope in the City Luncheon Committee (annual fundraiser supporting survivors of human trafficking) and leading The Salvation Army’s biggest annual door to door fundraising campaign (Red Shield Appeal). Currently, Anne chairs The Salvation

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Going green.

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With much pride, we extend Congratulations to The Salvation Army Alberni Valley for winning the Green Award at the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Community Excellence Awards. The Salvation Army has served the community for more than 14 years in this community and has continued to share the importance of green initiatives such as, recycling through the sale of secondhand goods and recycling while keeping reusable items out of the landfill. Esther Kaiser, Thrift Store Supervisor, receives the award that represents a local business that places the environment high on