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Volunteers help The Salvation Army make Christmas memorable for people in need

Five Reasons to Volunteer this Christmas with The Salvation Army


Volunteering and giving back is one of the most meaningful gifts you can give this Christmas. As The Salvation Army embarks on its Christmas campaign, it relies on volunteers to make Christmas memorable for people in need. From assisting on our iconic red kettles, to feeding the hungry, to sorting toys and packing food hampers, volunteering will: make a child’s eyes light up when they unwrap a new toy on Christmas morning; give a homeless person Christmas dinner and a friend to share it with; provide a food hamper to

It's Time to End Poverty in Canada

Salvation Army Launches 124th Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign


With a lead gift of $50,000 from Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, The Salvation Army’s fundraising efforts focus on ending poverty in Canada Toronto, ON November 17, 2014 – The Salvation Army launched its national Christmas Kettle Campaign today, marking the 124th year that the organization has sought donations from the public to help millions of Canadians living in poverty. With a $21-million fundraising goal, the campaign will enable local Salvation Army units to work with individuals and families to give them basic necessities such as food, clothing,

Santa Shuffle participants raise funds to help vulnerable people

Salvation Army Santa Shuffle Helps Vulnerable People Live with Dignity


On Saturday, December 6, in 41 cities across Canada, approximately 16,000 runners will help change a life and support vulnerable families living in poverty. In partnership with Running Room Ltd., The Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle is 5K Fun Run & 1K Elf Walk is designed to raise funds for Salvation Army social and community programs. Participants collect pledges from friends and family and everyone who completes the course receives an eye-catching Santa Shuffle medal. “The Salvation Army recognizes that while the Canadian economy appears to be stable, there are thousands

Salvation Army Booth Centre Clients Get a Boost of Self-Esteem


For one day a group of men at the Salvation Army’s Ottawa Booth Centre had the opportunity to be pampered. “Everybody deserves to feel worthy and is worthy of the help that’s out there,” said Eugene Schertzberg. Schertzberg was one of over 80 clients of The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre who attended the second annual Project Self Esteem at the Book Centre on Nov. 4. Part of the centre’s Life Skills program, the day revolves around offering clients in the shelter who are committed to re-entering the workforce the

The Salvation Army Believes It’s Time to End Poverty and You Can Help by Joining the Fight


TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, one in 11 Canadians live in poverty. The Salvation Army recognizes that poverty is a critical issue, and that everyone has a right to access basic necessities such as nutritious food, health care, education, and economic opportunity. The Salvation Army is declaring that It’s Time to End Poverty. On Wednesday, November 12 beginning at 6 a.m., The Salvation Army will host a one-day, live broadcast event to encourage the community to join the fight. This event will make a statement and a difference as The

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Salvation Army Remembers and Honours Veterans and Soldiers


Remembrance Day is upon us and, with two recent tragic deaths, Canadians are even more aware of the sacrifices our military men and women are called upon to make to secure our peace and freedom. Today, The Salvation Army, along with hundreds of Canadians will honour and remember those who have served, and continue to serve, Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. At the National War Memorial in Ottawa, and at cenotaphs and war memorials across the country, Salvation Army members and leaders will lay wreaths in remembrance

Food bank

New Cookbook Benefits Food Bank Clients


In direct response to clients’ feedback about what their needs were, The Salvation Army’s food bank in Penticton, B.C. has produced a series of five cookbooks. “The cookbooks are aimed at providing people with a variety of simple recipes for goods commonly received at food banks,” says Barb Stewart, food bank coordinator. The project has been in the works for months and, in partnership with Valley First Credit Union, the Food For All cookbooks are designed to address the issue of food insecurity by providing healthy, affordable meals for people

Salvation Army teams on the ground provide support to those affected by Ebola outbreak

Salvation Army Leader in Liberia Speaks to the Ebola Crisis


News of the West Africa Ebola outbreak continues to make headlines. recently spoke with Major Samuel Amponsah, General Secretary, Liberia Command. In his interview he gives a powerful first-hand account of the crisis, what the Army has and is doing, and how we plan to move forward. Please describe the situation in Liberia over the past 10 months and today. The Ebola outbreak took place in March. It was the first of its kind and many people didn’t take precautions. They didn’t think it would last—that it would go

Community Kitchen Offers More Than Food

Community Kitchen Offers More Than Food


When arthritic pain, diminished movement and joint breakdown made it impossible for Gerri to keep her job, she gave up on life. Through support of The Salvation Army and sheer determination, she is back on track—not just coping, but living well. “Before I came to The Salvation Army arthritis owned me,” says Gerri, age 40. “I couldn’t walk and was embarrassed. Depressed and unmotivated, I couldn’t pick myself up. The Salvation Army’s cooking class taught me new skills that boosted my self-confidence and fun, social participation helped me feel normal.”

Community Kitchen Helps Put Hope on the Table

Community Kitchen Helps Put Hope on the Table


Darlene, 41, never expected she’d have to rely on the kindness of others for food or be forced to give up healthy choices. When her life became increasingly difficult, she called The Salvation Army for assistance. Today she is stronger, smarter and more resilient than ever. “It’s been a painful and scary couple of years,” says Darlene. “Injuries from a serious car accident forced me to leave my job as a nanny. My boyfriend became disengaged when he learned I was pregnant and both of my parents are battling Alzheimer’s