World’s Largest Kettle Kicks Off Salvation Army Christmas Campaign

Posted on 19th November 2010, by Salvation Army
On November 18, The Salvation Army in Toronto officially launched its Christmas Campaign with the World’s Largest Kettle. Measuring 8’ in diameter and 5’10” in height, the 2,800 pound red, tin-like kettle can hold $800,000 in quarters and was brought in from Ohio specifically for the launch. It was a damp, chilly morning and while  […]
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5 Ways to Support The Salvation Army Online this Christmas

Posted on 19th November 2010, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army has a lot of online initiatives that we’re excited about this Christmas season! Every year we do are best to develop new and innovative ways to create two-way engagment with our online friends and donors. So without further delay, here are 5 Ways to Support The Salvation Army Online this Christmas: 1.  […]
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10 Ways to Carry Out Random Acts of Kindness

Posted on 12th November 2010, by Salvation Army
World Kindness Day, which falls on November 13, 2010, reminds us to look beyond ourselves and do something to make someone’s day easier. Every day is a good day to promote kindnesses. Here are 10 suggestions: 1. pay for a coffee of the person behind you 2. buy food for a local food bank 3.  […]
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Winnipeg High School Students Address Homelessness

Posted on 12th November 2010, by Salvation Army
High school students from across Winnipeg are gathering at the first annual Booth University College Youth Forum on November 14 and 15 to learn about homelessness and how it impacts individuals and a community. This two-day, 24-hour event will introduce students to the issue of homelessness through emergency shelter visits, movies, and guest speakers including  […]
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Video: Starting Over Means Never Giving Up

Posted on 12th November 2010, by Salvation Army
Eighteen-year-old Nabil fled his country because of a well-founded fear of persecution. He witnessed unthinkable horrors that included random arrests, executions and forced evictions.
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Junk Dumping Robs from the Needy

Posted on 10th November 2010, by Salvation Army
It happens most nights. Individuals are unloading their unwanted junk at many Salvation Army thrift stores. These stores have become dumping sites for household garbage or other items that should be taken to landfill sites. The Salvation Army originated the concept of the thrift store and opened its first store more than 100 years ago.  […]
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Salvation Army Responds to Tropical Storm Tomas

Posted on 9th November 2010, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army across the Caribbean is responding to damage caused by Tropical Storm Tomas. Some countries – including Haiti – have been left relatively unscathed, but others are dealing with the aftermath of the worst storm for many years.

In Barbados the government – through the Ministry of Agriculture – officially wrote to The Salvation  […]
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Lotto Winners Donate to The Salvation Army

Posted on 8th November 2010, by Salvation Army
Truro, N.S. – She walked in—and walked out. Violet Large, 78, wanted no accolades, no special recognition. She just wanted to help others. Her hand-delivered cheque left at the cashier’s counter of her local Salvation Army Thrift Store contained a substantial donation that would be life-changing for many. In July, Violet and her husband Allen,  […]
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