The Salvation Army in Canada

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Walmart Canada hosts fill-the-kettle day to help The Salvation Army support local families in need

Help Walmart Canada Fill the Kettle for The Salvation Army


On Saturday, December 20, Walmart Canada will match donations made by individuals to Salvation Army Christmas kettles located in its stores nationwide up to a maximum of $50,000. “We are pleased to partner with The Salvation Army, one of Canada’s largest providers of social assistance, and host our fifth Walmart Fill the Kettle Day,” said Erin Mackey, manager of community giving for Walmart Canada. “Walmart is committed to supporting Canadian families in need and we are confident our customers will help The Salvation Army achieve their fundraising goals.” Since 2007,


Salvation Army’s 124th Christmas Kettle Campaign Halfway to $21-Million Goal


Toronto, ON (December 16, 2014) – With a fundraising goal of $21 million, The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign has received just over $11 million in donations so far this holiday season. The charitable fundraiser runs through Christmas Eve and helps local Salvation Army units provide vulnerable people with basic necessities such as food, clothing, shelter and other provisions. Donations also enable The Salvation Army to offer life-changing programs, such as substance abuse recovery, job and skills training, and education classes, to help people find a way out of poverty.

Kettle volunteer affirms the good work of The Salvation Army

Helping People in Need


For the past several years, I have had the privilege of being a Salvation Army kettle volunteer. Every Saturday afternoon during the holidays, I man my post at the local Loblaws, ringing my jingle bells. My stint on the kettles always affirms that the work of the Army is appreciated. Not a shift passes where someone doesn’t tell me how the Army helped a friend or a loved one. I often hear “Keep up the good work” “My family was helped by The Salvation Army” “God Bless you for all

Patricia finds hope at Salvation Army moms program

Salvation Army Eases the Burden of Poverty This Christmas


Patricia grew up in a well-to-do family and was always a giver, particularly during the Christmas season. But this year, due to unexpected financial setbacks, she is one of more than 600 families seeking help from The Salvation Army in Cornerbrook, N.L. “When my six-year-old son looked in the pantry for something for breakfast and said ‘mommy, we don’t have a lot’, I felt I’d been punched in the stomach,” says Patricia. “That day I swallowed my pride and contacted The Salvation Army’s food bank.” Patricia’s Story A few years

Shufflers raise funds on the run to help vulnerable families at Christmas and throughout the year

Salvation Army’s 24th Annual Santa Shuffle is Huge Success


On Saturday, December 6, in 41 cities across Canada, 16,000 runners and shufflers laced up to raise funds that will ease the burden for vulnerable families living in poverty this Christmas and throughout the year. “Approximately $500,000 was raised that will help The Salvation Army fight poverty and restore dignity nationwide,” says Erin McGrath, National Race Director. “Thank you to everyone who ran, walked or volunteered. Your contribution will help change a life and give hope to those who need it most.” Participants, many of whom were dressed in festive

Antoinette chooses Christmas presents for her children at The Salvation Army's Community and Family Services in Markham, Ont.

Donation to The Salvation Army Helps Deliver Hope This Christmas


Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life have donated $50,000 to The Salvation Army’s Christmas fundraising campaign to help low-income families have a brighter Christmas. Antoinette, single parent of six, is one of many who turn to The Salvation Army for support. “Due to my limited resources, Christmas is always challenging for me,” she says. While many of us are fortunate enough to enjoy the Christmas season, thousands of Canadians are struggling to make ends meet. In fact, one in 10 Canadians lives in poverty. “We’re pleased to help The

Salvation Army helps vulnerable families at Christmas, but they can't do it alone

Caring Enough to Give


Every year, The Salvation Army fills a need at Christmas. But they can’t do it alone The three of them were like all the other kids on their street. They couldn’t wait for Christmas and everything that special day entailed. Their tree was decorated. The houses on their street were lit up cheerfully. School was over and all that was left was for Christmas Eve to hurry up and arrive. It had been a difficult year. Their mom had lost her job. The house was up for sale. And money

Santa Shuffle participant runs in memory of her late father

Why Do I Run The Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle Every Year?


On December 4, 2008, I went to visit Dad. He was not well and the dementia was looming large. We somehow managed to chat about my running in the Santa Shuffle to raise money for The Salvation Army. Because of the run and the time I needed to spend with the triplets, I would not see Dad for two days—unheard of in the midst of our usual daily visits. But Dad thought the run was important and I think he knew I was also doing it for him. The Salvation

Salvation Army gives vulnerable families a reason to smile at Christmas

Salvation Army Gives Vulnerable Families a Reason to Smile This Christmas


Last Christmas, Andrea looked forward to watching her kids scramble out of bed on Christmas morning to see what Santa had left under the tree. But, this year is different. Due to unexpected financial setbacks the single parent of six has had to ask for help, and The Salvation Army is making her stressful situation a bit more bearable. “How do you explain to your kids that there may not be a Christmas? I can’t imagine that,” says Andrea. “With help from The Salvation Army my kids will have a

Salvation Army and Build-A-Bear Workshop Help Vulnerable Families at Christmas

Salvation Army and Build-A-Bear Workshop Partner to Benefit Vulnerable Families


This Christmas season, The Salvation Army and Build-A-Bear Workshop are giving the gift of teddy-bear hugs to vulnerable families and children across Canada. Between November 1 and December 14, you are invited to drop off a new, unwrapped toy, or make and purchase a furry friend to be distributed by The Salvation Army to local families in need. Build-A-Bear Workshop will also match your toy donation with a Build-A-Bear furry friend. You can add a purple satin heart to any bear for a $1 donation. “No child should have to