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Posts Tagged: The Salvation Army

It’s all about the volunteers.


Half of all Canadians contribute their time, energy and skills to charitable groups and non-profit organizations volunteering more than two billion hours annually.
Volunteering is integral to the Canadian way of life and the continued sustainability of countless organizations across the country. That’s why April 12 to 18 Chilliwack will recognize its thousands of volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

Volunteers and the act of volunteering bring multiple benefits to organizations, communities and people. Organizations receive enormous contributions of time, talents and skills.

Communities […]


The Salvation Army Caring Place to send 50+ kids to Camp Sunrise.


Summer time for most means long days, warm weather and ice cream. But for some in our community, their vulnerability knows no season. For many of Maple Ridge’s vulnerable youth, the carefree days of summer vacation equate to long, lonely days, while mom and dad are out at work. The Salvation Army Caring Place however, is able to help about 50 of these children each summer by sending them to a week at Camp Sunrise, The Salvation Army’s summer camp […]


There is Hope.


After a life filled with abuse, addiction and homelessness, 38-year-old Jay Kivell is celebrating his 12th year of sobriety by getting the biggest promotion of his life.

Raised by a single, alcoholic mother, Kivell grew up in a home where he was either being neglected or physically abused. “She made it clear when I was growing up that she wished that I was never born,” he said. “She had no issue with leaving me at home for a week by myself […]


School snacking.


The goal of The Salvation Army’s Pantry34 program is ensuring that all youth in Abbotsford have access to healthy, nutritious snacks and beverages at any time of the school day, distributed at the teacher’s discretion, as part of their normal school routine.

The program runs from September – June each year and currently serves 17 schools in Abbotsford’s School District 34. Salvation Army volunteers assemble food and beverages into large re-useable bins in the Meal Centre, and a driver delivers the […]


Healthy Eating 101.


Every March, dietitians across the country remind us of the importance of healthy eating and the positive impact nutrition has on our health and well-being.

Eating healthy lowers disease risks, increases productivity and learning development, and benefits psychological health and family life.

In BC, The Salvation Army offers programs and services that aim to help people with limited income to eat right, which is important for their overall health and wellness, by providing balanced meals and nutritious food.

The Salvation Army’s Belkin House, […]


#thedress releases powerful domestic violence ad.


Black and blue or gold and white?

The Salvation Army South Africa has taken the Internet phenomenon of guessing the colour of a dress to ask a serious question about domestic violence: “Why is it so hard to see black and blue?”

The Salvation Army hopes its advertisement will encourage those experiencing violence and those witnessing it to speak out as this is not about The Salvation Army, it’s about the social issue.

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Text-to-donate coffee campaign benefits Gateway of Hope.


Sip a comforting cup of a coffee and help Langley’s homeless at the same time.

The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope has come up with an innovate ‘text to donate’ campaign for the month of February with the help of Envision Financial and the local Langley Wired Monk Coffee Bistros.

Together they have created a coffee sleeve campaign that directly benefits the Gateway of Hope homeless shelter.

Three Wired Monk locations in Langley — Walnut Grove, Murrayville and Willoughby — will be using […]

The Caring Place needs your help.


Donations are down by over $50,000.00 this year for The Salvation Army in Maple Ridge. The annual kettle campaign, as well as the annual mail-out campaign, both fell over $10,000.00 short; leaving The Salvation Army to take a closer look at their 2015/16 program plans. The Salvation Army in Ridge Meadows’ community funded programs provide meals to people who are hungry (including 175 school children daily), basic needs for vulnerable moms and babies, street ministry on Friday evenings, emergency disaster […]


A Recipe for Recovery.


Once addicted to drugs, Susan Small now uses her passion for cooking to inspire others.

“If you had met me just four years ago, you would have taken one look at me and crossed the street,” says Susan.  At that time, Susan was addicted to painkillers and alcohol, and was facing time in prison.

“I was physically and mentally destroyed. I thought life could not possibility get any worse—and yet it did,” she says. “I hit bottoms I never thought I’d come […]


New board members in Vancouver.


The Greater Vancouver Advisory Board recently welcomed Dave Cunningham, Greg Noble and Winnie Leong as members of the Board.

Dave Cunningham, VP Government Relations at TELUS, is responsible for provincial and municipal government affairs in Canada, with a focus on public affairs and business development. With more than 20 years experience in business development and public affairs, he was formerly Director of Communications, and later Chief of Staff, in the Office of the Premier of British Columbia.

Greg […]