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Art students partner with Salvation Army Shelter to Give Hope and Comfort

Art Students Partner with Salvation Army Shelter to Provide Comfort and Hope

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Art students and teachers from Heart Lake Secondary School in Brampton approached The Salvation Army Honeychurch Family Life Resource Centre, a shelter for abused women and children, to provide artwork that would reflect their thoughts on abuse. Students learned about the shelter and its services. The results were a 5 x 5 foot picture and 24 small pictures, each depicting freedom, which will be proudly display within the shelter walls. “The beauty and elegance of the paintings captured the very essence of the work The Salvation Army desires to accomplish

Salvation Army Partners with MOLLY MAID for Annual Christmas in July National Food Drive

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The Salvation Army and MOLLY MAID are working together again this summer as MOLLY MAID collects monetary donations and non-perishable food items to help restock depleted Salvation Army food bank shelves nationwide. With 1 in 7 Canadian children going to school hungry and more than 1.8 million Canadians receiving assistance from The Salvation Army last year, it is truly important to help The Salvation Army provide basic necessities, including nutritious food, even outside of the traditional donation months, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. Each year, MOLLY MAID teams up with

Baby goats lift spirits at Salvation Army Sunset Lodge for Senior Living

Animal Therapy Benefits Seniors

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Residents at The Salvation Army’s Sunset Lodge in Victoria, B.C. were treated to a visit by two 3-week-old baby goats from the petting zoo at Beacon Hill Children’s Farm on May 22. Baby goats from the petting zoo visit sunset lodge twice a year to offer residents animal therapy. Approximately 40 residents, their families and 20 staff took part in the activity. Animal therapy has many benefits and has many physical and mental health benefits. Some of the benefits include to lifting spirits, encouraging communication, providing comfort, increasing socialization and

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation Provides Million-Dollar Gift to The Salvation Army’s Toronto Grace Health Centre

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Toronto, June 19, 2014–The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre is honoured to announce The W. Garfield Weston Foundation’s $1 million gift to The Toronto Grace’s Infrastructure Renewal Project. The funds will be directed to the renovation of the health centre located at 650 Church Street. This generous donation has been awarded as a challenge grant in order to enable The Grace to encourage additional support. The W. Garfield Weston Foundation will match $1 million of donations on a dollar-for-dollar basis. “Our family is delighted to be supporting the renovation

Salvation Army in the News

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The Salvation Army helps vulnerable Canadians in 400 communities across the country. The following are links to media reports about The Salvation Army at work June 9-13, 2014. Brampton, Ont. On the heels of a fatal townhouse fire, Salvation Army volunteers handed out food and clothing in a parking lot turned refugee centre with emergency personnel. Read more. http://www.bramptonguardian.com/news-story/4566058-fatal-ardglen-fire-a-nightmare-for-this-community-says-mayor-fennell/ Ottawa, Ont. In Ottawa, young pregnant/parenting women, young fathers and their children, have relied on the support services of The Salvation Army’s Bethany Hope Centre for more than 100 years. On

Women and children fleeing abusive homes find safety and security at The Salvation Army

Safe House Provides Support and Security to Women and Children

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B.C. – When women and children flee abusive homes, The Salvation Army’s Kate Booth House in Vancouver offers immediate shelter and support. But that’s only a temporary solution and after 30 days they have to move on. One of the next stops for some is the Army’s Esther’s Place, a 4-apartment safe house where families can stay up to two years. Esther’s Place — which receives no government funding — is where women who became homeless, single parents overnight can get the support to secure a job, get training and

Salvation Army Response to Proposed Prostitution Legislation

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The Salvation Army appreciates the Government of Canada’s proposed legislation to increase penalties for those who perpetuate the demand and purchase of sexual services. More importantly, we welcome the Government’s initiative to provide additional support for the many vulnerable people in Canada wishing to escape the sex trade. The Salvation Army is acutely aware of the high levels of abuse and violence associated with the sex trade. Our long and extensive experience in the provision of shelter services, addiction treatment programs, church congregations, street ministry and correctional and justice services,

Thrift store event helps send kids to summer camp

Salvation Army Thrift Store Fundraiser Sends Kids to 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. On May 23 and 24, 2014, The Salvation Army’s Nairn Thrift Store in Winnipeg lined its racks with hundreds of brand new prom, evening and bridal dresses for a two-day Gala Gown Event— offering dresses for only $33 each!  The event was made possible thanks to a donation from Stella’s Bridal. The occasion was a sheer success, raising $1,300 towards sending kids to camp. From high school girls eager to find

Salvation Army Philippines Relief Update

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While The Salvation Army agrees the resilience of the Filipino people in the aftermath of the November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan is remarkable, there is still much work to be done. Carolyn Barkhouse, a member of The Salvation Army in Canada, was recently deployed to assist with ongoing recovery and development efforts. “I’m primarily based in Dulag, a city south of Tacloban on the island of Leyte in the middle of the country,” says Carolyn. “Leyte was the most heavily affected area of the Philippines by Typhoon Yolanda (called Typhoon Haiyan

Salvation Army in the News

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The Salvation Army is helping vulnerable Canadians in 400 communities across the country. The following are links to media reports about The Salvation Army at work between May 19-23, 2014. Maple Ridge, B.C. The Salvation Army Caring Place will host their first-ever Hockey for Good ball hockey tournament on June 21. Proceeds from the event will help send 50 to 60 at-risk youth to summer camp. Read more. Prince Rupert, B.C. The Salvation Army, who provides emergency shelter, has seen usage increase in the past year and at maximum capacity