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Liverpool Bike Drive

Liverpool motorcycle ride supports Salvation Army


Nearly 90 motorcycles turned up in Liverpool recently as the Brotherhood of Bikers held their first annual Toy Run to support The Salvation Army’s Christmas campaign. On Saturday, Sept. 13, the fleet of bikes rode around the surrounding countryside to support children at Christmas in the region. The event concluded with a barbecue, provided by the Brotherhood of Bikers, and staffed by Salvation Army volunteers. The event raised $1,167.30, as well as collecting a number of new toys to end up under Christmas trees in the region this December. “We


Experience the thrill of the gavel drop at a Salvation Army Thrift Store auction


Those who shop at Thrift Stores know that it’s all about the find. With new items arriving daily, and the massive turnover of product, sometimes scoring that perfect piece of clothing or household item is down to timing. On one particular day, this is even more true: auction day. Many Salvation Army Thrift Stores around the country hold live, in-store auctions as a way of bringing people into the stores, and getting maximum value from some high quality donations. By no means a new idea, auctions have been taking place


New Officer Roundup – Captains Mike and Melissa Mailman, Yarmouth


Summer at The Salvation Army brings with it a number of new beginnings as officers around the country transfer to new appointments. Here at the Maritime Division we are welcoming nine new officers in five different locations. Here is the final installment in our five-part series introducing you to them. Can you tell me a bit about your history? Mike: I grew up the child of Salvation Army Officers, so I’ve been coast to coast and everywhere in between. I was born in Ontario and the last time I lived


Santa Shuffle fun run registration open now, race three months away


It’s time once again to lace up the sneakers and start training – the Santa Shuffle fun run is just three months away. An annual tradition to ring in the Christmas season, the event offers a five-kilometre run, or a one-kilometre walk, all taking place on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. This year’s event will take place in five locations around the Maritimes, including Dartmouth, NS, Moncton, NB, Fredericton, Saint John, NB, and Charlottetown. Last year, almost 2,000 people came out to the five Maritime Santa Shuffles, raising critical funds for


Upcoming Hope in the City Breakfast in Saint John to feature Captain Phillips


The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that the third annual Saint John Hope in the City Breakfast will take place on Friday, Nov.14, at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre. This year’s event will bring together community leaders for a morning of networking, education and entertainment, and will feature keynote speaker Captain Richard Phillips. The morning will serve as a critical fundraiser for The Salvation Army Community Response Unit (CRU), a mobile canteen that allows The Salvation Army to quickly respond in times of crisis all over New


Open Arms Centre hosts fall registration fun day


The Open Arms Centre got ready to kick off the new school year on Friday, hosting a registration event that featured food and fun for children and adults alike. Families enjoyed a barbecue, face painting, games, prizes and even a bouncy castle, turning a run-of-the-mill registration into much more. Located in downtown Halifax, in Uniacke Square, the Open Arms Centre serves as a positive environment for children and women of the community. The Centre operates programs Monday through Friday. During the morning and early afternoon, the centre hosts women from


School supplies distributed to families in need in Halifax


The Salvation Army handed out more than 150 backpacks full of school supplies to children from low-income families at its Community and Family Services location in Halifax on Tuesday. The children received a backpack full of supplies to start the school year. The backpacks included pencils, pens, glue, loose leaf, scribblers, binders, a lunch bag and more. Children also received a $20 gift card to Wal-Mart to pick up a new pair of shoes. “This backpack program relieves so much stress and tension for me in the back-to-school process,” remarks

Representatives from Siemens and The Salvation Army with some of the computers donated.

Siemens Canada donates nearly 100 laptops to The Salvation Army in Fredericton


Almost 100 laptops are getting a second life in Fredericton, heading to homes in need thanks to Siemens Canada. The computers were delivered to The Salvation Army last week and some have already arrived in their new homes. Siemens Canada, an engineering and technology company, employs over 4,500 people, and like most corporations, routinely upgrades its equipment. Formerly, replaced computers would have their hard drives wiped, and be sent to a recycler. In 2010, members of the company developed a process to refurbish the computers and donate them to local


Hearty produce from the Charlottetown Farmers Market provides food for those in need


This summer, golden carrots, turnip and yellow zucchini brighten the tables of The Salvation Army’s Community and Family Services (CFS) in Charlottetown. This is thanks, in part, to the partnership with the Charlottetown Farmers Market. The vendors have begun donating the leftover produce each week that does not sell. This produce is making a big difference in the CFS Breakfast Room, a drop-in breakfast program open every weekday from 9 – 11a.m. They’ll typically see anywhere from 150 – 200 people every morning. “We make the produce available every day

Counsellor WEB Main

Raising a camper – a counsellor’s story


For many, the camp experience is one of the best times of childhood. The days are filled with outdoor activities, crafts, swimming, campfires and good food. But who is it that makes these fun-filled days possible? Who teaches them soccer-baseball, drama and painting? Who bandages a scraped knee, consoles them when they’re homesick and lends an ear when it’s needed? A camp counsellor does. All summer this 24/7 position is working to meet every child’s needs. We spoke with our Scotian Glen Camp Counsellors to see why they’re spending their