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Small Blessings on a big bus


Children attending The Salvation Army’s Small Blessing Day Care in Moncton will now be taking bus trips in style. Small Blessings recently acquired its very first bus to pick up children from the Moncton and Riverview areas, making transportation a little easier on families.

Small Blessings Director, Lorraine Veysey says, “The bus is a welcome new addition to the Small Blessings program. With the Small Blessing expansion, we doubled our after-school spaces. The purpose of the bus is to enable us […]

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Learning with ABC


The Salvation Army in Sydney, NS was recently presented with a $5,000 cheque by the Kiwanis Club of Cape Breton Golden K in support of the ABC program. The ABC program provides non-perishable snacks to Cape Breton schools, allowing teachers to offer students a bit of nourishment during the school day.

Children who are hungry are often restless and distracted during class. Studies show that a lack of nutrition can impact all aspects of learning, including memory, problem-solving, creativity and concentration. […]

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Donate to make a difference


For many families, back-to-school is an exciting time as children prepare for the chance to reconnect with friends, and to explore the wonders of their new classrooms. However, for some families, the financial struggle of sending students back to school, can be an overwhelming burden. A Bank of Montreal survey shows that Atlantic Canadians will pay over $450 on average to send each child back-to-school fully equipped for the new year. This number is staggering, as so many families have […]

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Helping kids make the grade in Halifax


James Woods’ office was overrun by backpacks. So was the office beside him and two others across the hall. As Special Programs Coordinator at the Halifax Centre of Hope, he knows how essential these backpacks are to families in the community.

On August 24, the Centre of Hope was site of the Back to School kickoff. This year, the Salvation Army’s Back to School program gave nearly 250 children a backpack filled with the tools needed to have a successful school year.

The Back to […]