Thrift Store raises over $25,000 to send more kids to camp

Thrift Store raises over $25,000 to send more kids to camp
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The lives of many more children from across the Maritimes will be enriched by the generosity of local communities who supported The Salvation Army Thrift Store’s 2017 Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Representatives from the National Recycling Operations (NRO) recently presented a cheque for over $25,000 to The Salvation Army’s Scotian Glen Camp Director.

“We’re very excited about this generous donation, which will help to ensure many children can enjoy a fun and safe week-long summer camp in a caring environment,” says Camp Director, Carson Decker from the Scotian Glen playground. “Without support like this from NRO, many children would not otherwise be able to come to camp.”

Scotian Glen Camp in Thorburn, Nova Scotia welcomes children ages seven to 12 over four weeks each summer to enjoy swimming, hiking, sports, canoeing, and crafts; they also learn life and team building skills while creating deep connections and a lifetime of memories.

“This is a campaign that is especially close to the hearts of our teams here in the Maritimes who desire to provide valuable life experiences to children,” says Julie Buchanan, Salvation Army Thrift Store Retail District Manager for Nova Scotia. “Through the support of our generous guests and partners, we are thrilled to help dreams come true for many children who will now be able to experience summer camp.”

The Salvation Army Thrift Store- sells gently-used clothing, household items and furniture donated by the public including the Booth Sleep Line of brand new affordable and high quality mattresses. Thirteen Thrift Stores across Nova Scotia and New Brunswick collected this generous donation by encouraging donations from guests at their point of purchase.

In urban communities across Canada, the majority of Thrift Stores (108) are overseen by the Salvation Army’s NRO division. Those not operated by NRO are overseen by Salvation Army ministries such as the local church or Family Services unit. As part of a national charitable organization, funds are generated to support Salvation Army programs services that help residents in the communities in which they operate, while also protecting the environment by diverting waste from landfills.

The Salvation Army Thrift Store provides a free pick-up service for furniture, gently used clothing or household items. For more information, visit www.thriftstore.ca.

If you are interested in learning more about Scotian Glen Camp, visit www.salvationarmy.ca/maritime/camp/