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Shuffler’s brave the cold for a great cause

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"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 […]

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Volunteers bring hope to The Charlottetown Friendship Room

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The Charlottetown Friendship Room is a weekday morning community drop-in centre, which serves between 100 and 200 people a day. There are currently four volunteers assisting each week.

Evelyn Maclure and Ramize Rexhepi are two women who volunteer each week serving tea, coffee and donuts to bring hope to some of Charlottetown’s most vulnerable people.

Evelyn’s first encounter with The Salvation Army was a job opportunity at the Sunset Lodge Senior’s Home in Charlottetown. This connection brought her to The Charlottetown Community […]

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Salvation Army tax clinics aim to take the stress out of the season for those in need

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Tax season can be a stressful time for anyone. For those battling poverty, tax season can be not just another headache, but a roadblock to securing critical funds.

For that reason, Salvation Army locations in all three Maritime provinces offer complimentary tax preparation clinics to those who qualify, throughout March and April.

Most clinics are a result of the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), a partnership between Revenue Canada and various community groups. Often The Salvation Army provides staff, space and […]

Premier Wade MacLauchlan, centre, presents a donation to Captain Jamie Locke for the Bedford MacDonald House. From left to right, community and family services worker Beth Cruwys, Captain Elaine Locke and Gordie Clow. (Courtesy: Communications PEI)

The Salvation Army Bedford MacDonald House receives assistance from PEI government

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Photo Caption: Premier Wade MacLauchlan, centre, presents a donation to Captain Jamie Locke for the Bedford MacDonald House. From left to right, community and family services worker Beth Cruwys, Captain Elaine Locke and Gordie Clow. (Courtesy: Communications PEI)

The Prince Edward Island government is increasing its assistance to the Bedford MacDonald House for its work to provide shelter for men who are experiencing short-term homelessness.

The provincial government will provide The Salvation Army, which operates the Bedford MacDonald House, with an additional […]

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Christmas Kettle Campaign sets record with over $1.8 million raised in the Maritimes

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Maritimers answered the bell again for those in need in their community, contributing a record total of $1.84 million to The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas kettle campaign in 2014.

Kettles appeared at 200 locations throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, collecting funds from mid-November until Christmas Eve. In 2013, Maritimers donated $1.71 million to the campaign.

Kettle funds support our Christmas hamper program, which provides Christmas dinner and gifts for all children in the home for thousands of families […]

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What’s Happening: Charlottetown

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In advance of the Christmas season, a new type of store materialized out of thin air in downtown Charlottetown. This store didn’t have any sales, however, or even prices at all. Instead, it was an innovative distribution point, providing Christmas gifts for families in need.

In the past, the store had been set up at The Salvation Army’s Charlottetown Community Church location on Fitzroy Street, but space was very much at a premium. This year, thanks to the donation of a […]

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Shuffling around the Maritimes: Santa Shuffle a success around the region

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Underway in Moncton

In some locations snow was falling, in others the sun was shining, but in all cases the Santa Shuffle was a smashing success around the Maritimes this year.

One site that saw tremendous growth was Moncton, NB. Over 500 participants came out this year, a new record for the event in that city, marking an increase of 150 over last year. The records kept breaking with respect to fundraising as well. Hazel Furlong won the top […]

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Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Elf Walk just six weeks away

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This weekend marks six weeks to go until the Santa Shuffle Fun Run and Elf Walk. Join us for a five-kilometre run or one-kilometre walk in five different locations around the Maritimes and help The Salvation Army raise critical funds for those in need.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m., in Dartmouth, NS, Moncton, NB, Fredericton, Saint John, NB, and Charlottetown.

Last year, almost 2,000 people came out to the five Maritime Santa […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]