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The Salvation Army’s 124th Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses Fundraising Goal

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Toronto, ON (January 15, 2015) – Thanks to contributions from donors, volunteers and community partners, The Salvation Army raised $22 million dollars during its 124th annual Christmas Kettle Campaign. Donations to the campaign will remain in the local communities in which they were raised and will help The Salvation Army in the fight against poverty throughout Canada.

“We are truly touched by the generosity of our neighbours, peers and corporate partners, year after year,” said Commissioner Susan McMillan, Territorial Commander for [...]

The Christmas Message

Salvation Army International Leader Speaks on the True Meaning of Christmas

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In the world today we often see people choosing to ignore the true meaning of the Christmas message. For many it is a very busy time of the year, with so many activities to rush between. Countless demands and pressures seem to be placed upon us, with a myriad of preparations to make. Within self-gratifying materialistic and consumer-driven societies many, sadly, will be caught on the arduous treadmill of Christmas parties, shopping and concerts.

Why, though, should that concern us? When [...]

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Salvation Army’s 124th Christmas Kettle Campaign Halfway to $21-Million Goal

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Toronto, ON (December 16, 2014) – With a fundraising goal of $21 million, The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign has received just over $11 million in donations so far this holiday season. The charitable fundraiser runs through Christmas Eve and helps local Salvation Army units provide vulnerable people with basic necessities such as food, clothing, shelter and other provisions. Donations also enable The Salvation Army to offer life-changing programs, such as substance abuse recovery, job and skills training, and education [...]

Patricia finds hope at Salvation Army moms program

Salvation Army Eases the Burden of Poverty This Christmas

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Patricia grew up in a well-to-do family and was always a giver, particularly during the Christmas season. But this year, due to unexpected financial setbacks, she is one of more than 600 families seeking help from The Salvation Army in Cornerbrook, N.L.

“When my six-year-old son looked in the pantry for something for breakfast and said ‘mommy, we don’t have a lot’, I felt I’d been punched in the stomach,” says Patricia. “That day I swallowed my pride and contacted The [...]

Antoinette chooses Christmas presents for her children at The Salvation Army's Community and Family Services in Markham, Ont.

Donation to The Salvation Army Helps Deliver Hope This Christmas

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Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life have donated $50,000 to The Salvation Army’s Christmas fundraising campaign to help low-income families have a brighter Christmas.

Antoinette, single parent of six, is one of many who turn to The Salvation Army for support. “Due to my limited resources, Christmas is always challenging for me,” she says.

While many of us are fortunate enough to enjoy the Christmas season, thousands of Canadians are struggling to make ends meet. In fact, one in 10 Canadians [...]

Salvation Army helps vulnerable families at Christmas, but they can't do it alone

Caring Enough to Give

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Every year, The Salvation Army fills a need at Christmas. But they can’t do it alone

The three of them were like all the other kids on their street. They couldn’t wait for Christmas and everything that special day entailed. Their tree was decorated. The houses on their street were lit up cheerfully. School was over and all that was left was for Christmas Eve to hurry up and arrive.

It had been a difficult year. Their mom had lost her job. [...]

Salvation Army gives vulnerable families a reason to smile at Christmas

Salvation Army Gives Vulnerable Families a Reason to Smile This Christmas

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Last Christmas, Andrea looked forward to watching her kids scramble out of bed on Christmas morning to see what Santa had left under the tree. But, this year is different. Due to unexpected financial setbacks the single parent of six has had to ask for help, and The Salvation Army is making her stressful situation a bit more bearable.

“How do you explain to your kids that there may not be a Christmas? I can’t imagine that,” says Andrea. “With help [...]

Salvation Army and Build-A-Bear Workshop Help Vulnerable Families at Christmas

Salvation Army and Build-A-Bear Workshop Partner to Benefit Vulnerable Families

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This Christmas season, The Salvation Army and Build-A-Bear Workshop are giving the gift of teddy-bear hugs to vulnerable families and children across Canada.

Between November 1 and December 14, you are invited to drop off a new, unwrapped toy, or make and purchase a furry friend to be distributed by The Salvation Army to local families in need. Build-A-Bear Workshop will also match your toy donation with a Build-A-Bear furry friend. You can add a purple satin heart to any bear [...]