10 years of Open Arms

Posted on 27th July 2017, by Maritime
10 years of Open Arms
For ten years, The Salvation Army’s Open Arms Centre has been providing community and family services to the neighbourhood of Uniacke Square. Since the establishment of the neighbourhood in the 1960s, Uniacke Square has been faced with a number of systemic barriers and a lack of available social services. Despite these challenges, the resiliency of the community  […]

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

Posted on 20th July 2017, by Maritime
Thrift Store raises over $25,000 to send more kids to camp
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.  […]

Summerside food drive thrives

Posted on 10th July 2017, by Maritime
Summerside food drive thrives
Twice in one year, the Summerside Corps hosted a community food drive in partnership with Canada Post. Last fall, the event was so successful that another food drive was planned for the spring. Over 16,000 flyers were distributed via Canada Post to inform the community about the event. On June 2, 1200 pounds of food  […]

Building community one conversation at a time

Posted on 16th June 2017, by Maritime
Building community one conversation at a time
The Spryfield Community Church was filled with much conversation and laughter during the first weekly English Café. In café style, The Salvation Army is bringing peer leaders, generous volunteers and those who have recently immigrated to Nova Scotia together to learn more English and connect with one another. A theme will guide each week as participants  […]
Just over eight years ago after retiring from occupational therapy, Sheila was looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities that would be inclusive and accessible to all. With a passion for sewing, strong organizational skills and a background in adult education, Sheila decided to pitch the idea of creating a Sewing Club to The Salvation Army. “The  […]

Sewing and Socializing for People and Purpose

Posted on 1st June 2017, by Maritime
New creations are being made every Monday morning at the Spryfield Community Church & Family Resource Centre. As community members sew many items and work on projects for a number of causes, they also build social connections and confidence by working together and learning from one another. Started by Sheila Banks eight years ago with  […]
Paralympian and sailing world champion, Paul Tingley, took the stage at the sixth annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast. The event brought together over 300 of Halifax’s community and business leaders to the Westin Nova Scotian in support of the programs and services offered by The Salvation Army. Sailing since he was ten years  […]

Cooking Together in Style and on a Budget

Posted on 18th May 2017, by Maritime
The sweet aroma of food being prepared at Dartmouth’s Community and Family Services through the Cook with a Budget program can be experienced year round on the third Wednesday of each month. Linda Santoloce was inspired by a friend to approach The Salvation Army to start this program. Linda says, “Food is my background; I  […]

Salvation Army is at home in Crescent Valley, Saint John

Posted on 15th May 2017, by Maritime
When Captains Darren and Danette Woods arrived in Saint John last summer, they were struck by the large number of kids living in the Crescent Valley community. Crescent Valley hosts a significant population of newcomers and their families, and is considered to be a priority neighbourhood for new and on-going social programs. Knowing they were in a position to  […]