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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 […]

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2013 Backpack + School Supply Drive Success.

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On behalf of The Salvation Army and the 5000+ kids across British Columbia  who started school with a new backpack full of school supplies…thank you!
Because of your support, these kids were able to start the first day of school fully equipped with supplies for a year of learning.  You made a difference in their lives and their families…

“My husband brought home 2 backpacks full of school supplies donated from The Salvation Army and I can not thank you enough! Anyone […]

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School supply donations needed in Victoria.

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The Salvation Army Stan Hagen Centre for Families is seeking active assistance from the Victoria community to collect more supplies.

Within the last few years The Salvation Army has seen an increase in demand with the amount of families coming to The Salvation Army for support, especially during this time of year.  The Salvation Army aims to provide children throughout British Columbia with the necessary tools needed in order to have a successful year – as accomplished through both in kind […]

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Golf Tournaments raises dollars and gives hope.

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A beautiful Vancouver day welcomed the 27th Annual Shaughnessy Women’s Charity Golf Tournament supporting The Salvation Army Kate Booth House.

Over 130 golfers participated in this year’s event, raising dollars and awareness for Kate Booth House – a shelter for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence.

Golfers and guests were privileged to hear from a very special woman, Teresa, a mother to two daughters who was once sheltered at Kate Booth House and who bravely chose to share […]

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5000 kids to head to school with a new backpack full of supplies.

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The Salvation Army is proud to present once again, the annual Backpack & School Supply Drive running from July 15th through until September 11th.   The goal of the effort, in partnership with BC Chiropractic Association, Staples, Fitness Town, Canadian Bible Society, Starbucks and along with media sponsors, 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 […]

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YoYo fundraiser for victims of Alberta Floods.

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With the recent flooding in Calgary, Alberta, The Salvation Army in British Columbia has deployed Emergency and Disaster Response personnel to work as part of the Alberta Disaster Response Team.

In the aftermath of such devastation, it is encouraging to see communities and individuals partner collaboratively to lend a helping hand.  In Vancouver, one young man in particular has set his sights on raising money for the victims of the Calgary floods.

13-year-old Harrison Lee, a professional yoyo player, will be outside […]

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Help Send a Child to Summer Camp.

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Every child should have the opportunity to experience summer camp. Unfortunately, many families can’t afford to send their children.

Children look forward to camp all year because it’s the only vacation they’ll get. At camp, kids will accomplished things they never thought they could, such as canoeing and rock climbing. And while experiencing these activities in a safe and fun environment, they will also discover new hope and confidence that will prepare them for a brighter future.

With the start of […]

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55% of Salvation Army Programs see an increase in need.

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A new report from The Salvation Army, released as part of Dignity Month, reveals that despite a rebounding economy, many Canadian families and young people are still struggling to make ends meet. “Youth in Need: The Economic Challenges,” revealed that since the recession began in 2008, 55 percent of Salvation Army youth programs in Canada saw an increase in demand for low-fee or free extracurricular programs and meals during those difficult times. Despite an increase in volunteerism and […]

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Getting fit with The Salvation Army.

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Helping people to make healthy changes in their lives is the prime focus of a new program at The Salvation Army in Williams Lake, BC.

Instructor Candice Drouin offers a range of free programs for adults, families and children, including yoga, Zumba, aerobics, cardio and stretching and strengthening exercises.

A YMCA certified fitness instructor, and a trained Zumba dance teacher, Candice worked at a fitness centre for two-and-a-half years, and got her start at the Salvation Army as a volunteer last fall.

“When […]

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2012 Christmas kettle campaign results.

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Donors, volunteers, sponsors and partners across the province helped The Salvation Army in British Columbia with the 2012 Christmas kettle campaign in meeting the $4 million target.  The National kettle campaign raised $20.6 million, just short of the Army’s $21 million goal.

All the donations collected will go towards supporting The Salvation Army’s programs, services and resources available to those in need across local communities.

“In BC, we have seen an increase in need with the number of individuals and families coming […]