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2013 Toy Mountain Campaign Raises $327,593.29

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Winnipeg, MB – CTV, The Salvation Army and Scotiabank want to say a heartfelt Thank You Winnipeg! This year’s Toy Mountain campaign raised a total of $327,593.29 in toy and cash donations. This translated into more than 16,000 toys for children in need here in Winnipeg. “For many families helped by The Salvation Army here in Winnipeg, they face a difficult decision between keeping the lights on and giving their child a Christmas gift,” says Jonathan Hamel, The Salvation Army Prairie Division. “The Salvation Army believes every child deserves to

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Toy Mountain brings Christmas to Winnipeg’s less fortunate

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Winnipeg, MB - Julieen Keeley lives in Winnipeg’s Logan-C.P.R neighbourhood with her 8-year-old daughter Jessica. Just a block away from The Salvation Army’s Weetamah corps where Jessica attends Kids Club events every Thursday evening. Like most girls her age, Jessica loves reading and doing crafts. She’s excited for Christmas and hopes to get a Monster High doll from Santa Claus. Unfortunately, Julieen cannot afford what most of us take for granted. However, The Salvation Army is working to make sure every child in need has a gift and a smile this

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9th Annual Hope in the City Breakfast – Making a Difference One Life at a Time

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Winnipeg, MB – Each year, The Salvation Army works diligently to make a difference in our community, one life at a time. Through programs and services that reach out to individuals and families going through tough times, The Salvation Army understands the toll income loss, emergencies and disaster take on people. During the 9th Annual Hope in the City Breakfast, guests were introduced to some of the programs of The Salvation Army that help individuals overcome life and soul destroying addictions, feed and house those without shelter, support those suffering

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Taking the Bite Out

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Winnipeg, MB – Just the mention of bed bugs and people reflexively begin to scratch imagined itches.  Having to deal with the pesky critters is worse.  No one wants to share their home and beds with a blood sucking pest.  Getting rid of them can be an expensive nightmare.  In recent years Winnipeg has had to deal with its fair share of bed bugs showing up in public places, housing complexes and apartment buildings.  The Salvation Army Booth Centre has had to deal with its own share of bed bugs

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Turning the Wheels of Dignity

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Winnipeg, MB – The Salvation Army Community Venture program has been providing day programs and outreach in Winnipeg since 1986 to women and men living with mental and physical disabilities.  Community Venture is devoted to supporting adults living with disabilities by providing them opportunities to work and participate in the community.  Travel is required to incorporate vocational and volunteer placements as well as participating in various recreational activities throughout the city. “Transportation is a critical element in providing our clients volunteering opportunities, community service function and recreational activities,” explains Kim

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Heritage Park Temple Youth receive Manitoba Sport Opportunities Program Grant

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Winnipeg, MB – Recently The Salvation Army Heritage Park Temple was awarded a $1,514 grant from the Manitoba Sport Opportunities Program for replacements and upgrades to sporting equipment for its youth programs. “With this funding,” said Major Sandra Budden, Corps Officer for Heritage Park Temple, “participants in our Kids Club and 825 Drop-in Centre will have access to sporting equipment designed to combine fun, fitness and team work.” At its location on 825 School Road, Heritage Park Temple offers a number of youth programs and services.  These include an after

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They’re just flowers

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Winnipeg, MB – When the idea came up to take flowers to The Golden West Centennial Lodge and Grace Hospital, the intention was to put a smile on 116 seniors’ faces and thank a group of volunteers who spend countless hours helping the vulnerable in our community. The impact was much bigger than anyone could have imagined. To the groups that put the bouquets together, they were just flowers. To the seniors who received them, they were a powerful gesture showing that people in the community care. “No one has

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A question of dignity

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Winnipeg, MB – What does dignity mean to you?  This was the question presented at our recent Dignity Mannequin exhibits at Winnipeg Square and Polo Park Shopping Centre.  During the May 17 and 18 exhibit, 10 mannequins provided a visual story of dignity while prompting passersby to consider the question “What does dignity mean?” “Initial reaction to the exhibit was that of curiosity. This reaction turned to quiet surprise and a new understanding as people learned what it represented,” said Tsungai Muvingi, Event Coordinator for The Salvation Army Prairie Division.

Give Hope one pair of Jeans at a time!

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Winnipeg, MB – Your old jeans can make a difference in someone’s life! In celebration of Earth Day, Buffalo David Bitton located at the St. Vital Shopping Centre in Winnipeg is offering every customer a chance to give a second life to their pre-loved jeans. From April 22 to 30, 2013 (inclusive), customers that bring in an old pair of jeans, will get $20 off the purchase of a new pair of jeans. All donated jeans must be in good condition, and will be donated to the Salvation Army organization. “This

Game On!

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The Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre Receives Funding from Manitoba Sports Opportunities Program Winnipeg, MB – On Monday, March 25th, The Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre was abuzz with excitement as Premier Greg Selinger announced funding for the Centre’s youth programs through the province’s Sports Opportunities Program. “We know that investing in sport and recreation opportunities for kids outside of school is crucial to the well-being of our young people and the health of our neighbourhoods,” said Selinger. “We are happy to provide these grants to