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Centre of Hope volunteer donates toilet paper

Posted on 9th December 2011, by Ontario Great Lakes
Susan Graham, a beloved Centre of Hope volunteer, saw a specific need in our Community Services department and took personal action to alleviate that need. While volunteering in our Food Bank, Susan noticed an overwhelming need for hygiene products such as toilet paper. Since such things are not donated regularly, Susan and her husband Richard  […]

Grand Opening of Shelter in Sudbury

Posted on 14th November 2011, by
October 5th, 2011 marked the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Cedar Place Cèdre in Sudbury, Ontario. The shelter for women and families in crisis is housed in a 12 bedroom, 20 bed capacity home that provides sleeping accommodation, meals and support. Renovations, painting, and cleaning took place over the summer and were paid  […]

Santa Shuffle London takes a different approach

Posted on 24th October 2011, by Ontario Great Lakes
The London Santa Shuffle is taking a new approach to benefit the area’s Christmas Hamper program this year. This year each participant will receive a Christmas stocking, courtesy of the local Walmart at the Argyle Mall Walmart store. In the stocking will be a shopping list with items carefully identified as the most needed at  […]

SCROOGE Campaign Kick-off Luncheon

Posted on 24th October 2011, by Ontario Great Lakes
October 19, 2011 What are high school students in the city occupied with these days? Student’s Christmas Rush for Oodles and Oodles of Goodies, etc. (SCROOGE)! Youth For Christ (YFC), overseers of the Operation SCROOGE, hosted a kick-off luncheon for student and teacher campaign organizers from 12 different secondary schools in London. At the luncheon  […]

Strathroy honours Volunteers for 20 years of Service

Posted on 24th October 2011, by Ontario Great Lakes
Strathroy Community and Family Services recently honoured two long standing volunteers with recognition certificates. Brothers Murray and Larry Johnson have been serving Strathroy for 20 years. Shown in the picture below are Murray and Larry with C&FS officers Majors Edward and Roxzena Hayden.
The Little Beaver Restaurant in Komoka has been providing a “Christmas” dinner and donating all the day’s sales to the Strathroy Salvation Army Family Services. For the past 10 years, not only has the restaurant offered this dinner as a means of raising funds, but the wait staff has also donated their tips throughout. Over  […]

Strathroy C&FS gets a ton of help

Posted on 24th October 2011, by Ontario Great Lakes
The Strathroy Community and Family Services Food Bank recently received one ton of food along with 10 bushels of apples from the Farm Credit Canada Food Drive. Below, Ed and Kelly Johnson unload apples. The Salvation Army thanks Farm Credit Canada for the overwhelmingly generous donation.

Canadian Revenue Agency holds Food Drive in London

Posted on 12th October 2011, by Ontario Great Lakes
London’s local CRA office is overwhelmingly generous when it comes to their annual food drive. The CRA Spirit Committee challenged all staff to contribute at least two items of food to drive efforts and what a pile of food they collected! Food Bank staples like beans, soups, and pastas were collected and donated to The  […]

London area bikers ride again!

Posted on 28th September 2011, by Ontario Great Lakes
On Saturday, September 17th, 171 motorcycles met in London, Ontario for the unofficial kick-off to the Christmas season.  The weather was cool, but sunny as riders gathered in preparation for the annual toy ride in support of The Salvation Army. Young and young-at-heart admired the different motorcycles and shared coffee prior to the commencement of  […]