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Thank you to our volunteers!


“It’s nice when you can help someone who‘s in need,” says long-time volunteer, Lu.

Years ago, Lu came to The Salvation Army for assistance during Christmas. She knew then and there that she would volunteer with the organization as a way of giving back to the community. “Knowing my kids would wake up with something under the tree” was an enormous help during a difficult time. 

The Christmas assistance program helps over 5,000 families in the Maritimes, […]

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That’s a wrap! Cineplex-C100 Toy Drive makes Christmas brighter for kids in need


This year, thousands of children in the Halifax Regional Municipality will have the pleasure of opening a new Christmas gift, thanks to the annual Cineplex-C100 Toy Drive. 

For 17 years, the Toy Drive has been partnering with local radio to say 'thank you' to donors and get the word out for this wonderful cause. This year, C100 did a live broadcast from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on both Thursday, Dec. 9 and Friday, Dec. 10 from the Cineplex Theatre in Dartmouth Crossing and […]


The Salvation Army flies high at City Hall


Salvation Army Week (Dec. 12-18) officially kicked off with a flag raising at City Hall in Fredericton, Moncton, and Halifax.

Through the overcast skies and the snowfall, The Salvation Army flag could be seen flying high at City Hall. In a show of support for the work of The Salvation Army, a number of city officials were on hand for the event, including Mayor Mike O'Brien (Fredericton), Mayor Dawn Arnold (Moncton), Mayor Ann Seamans (Riverview), Councillor Jean-Marc Brideau (Dieppe), Mayor Mike Savage (HRM), Deputy Mayor Steve Craig […]


Shuffler’s brave the cold for a great cause


"Everyday I'm shufflin'…"

On December 3, hundreds of runners and walkers braved the chilly Maritime weather to hit the trails for a great cause.

The Santa Shuffle Fun Run and Elf Walk was in full swing in Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Halifax and Charlottetown, with participants coming dressed as Rudolph, Santa, the elves, and even a slice of Christmas-morning bacon.

The funds raised through the Santa Shuffle will go towards local community initiatives and provide support to those most in need throughout the […]


Why You Should Help Fill the Kettle This Holiday Season


Each Christmas, The Salvation Army relies on thousands of volunteers to help our kettle campaign. Ginger Braaten is one of our faithful volunteers who shares why she supports The Salvation Army.

“Salvation Army kettles are a part of my childhood. I remember Christmas shopping with my family and hearing the bells. Mom and Dad immediately reached for their wallets and would pass the bills to my sister and me to put in the kettle. There was always a warm smile on […]


“Kettle Games” kick off the kettle season


The Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle campaign kicked off across the Maritimes today with a festive competition airing on CTV Morning Live Atlantic. 

Competitors Mayor Mike Savage; SMU Huskies players, Jenny Lewis and Andreas Robinson; and CTV hosts, Cyril Lunney and Alyse Hand, were given a series of fun and festive challenges to officially kick off the Christmas kettles hitting streets across the Maritimes.  Mayor Mike Savage pulled out a narrow victory, as the morning concluded with CTV Morning Live Host, Heidi Petracek, […]

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Abe Leventhal leaves a legacy


Though he is no longer with us, Abe Leventhal is continuing to make a difference in the community. As a long-time donor, Leventhal believed in the good work of The Salvation Army, and upon his passing, at age 90, bequeathed $200,000 to continue helping those in need.  

Abe Leventhal is largely recognized as the man behind the restoration and renovation of The Waverly Inn. Behind the opulence of the Inn, Leventhal was a community-minded man intent on giving back and […]

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Engineering strong communities


Strong communities aren't built by concrete and steel alone. It also takes ingenuity, planning, understanding, and compassion from dedicated volunteers. This October, the folks at Stantec rolled up their sleeves to volunteer at The Salvation Army Centre of Hope.

The near 20 volunteers were split into two groups. Half would work in the food room helping to sort donations and prepare bags for The Salvation Army food bank. The other half took to the kitchen, helping to prepare a meal and serve […]


Community Cafe celebrates one year anniversary


Truro’s Community Café is celebrating its first anniversary.

The Community Café is a program ran weekly by the Salvation Army; aimed towards bringing members of the local community together for a free morning of coffee, tea, and snacks.

“We are really excited to be celebrating the first anniversary of the café program,” said Lt. Sarah Braye, pastor of Truro’s Salvation Army.

“When we first started September 15, of last year, we had 30 people come in,” added Beverley Snooks. “Our last café brought […]

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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. […]