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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 for a $1 donation. “No child should have to

Target team members help with activities at Salvation Army after-school reading program

How Corporate Partnerships Increase Resources and Effectiveness of Salvation Army Programs

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As part of its commitment to help alleviate hunger and end poverty across Canada, Target has partnered with The Salvation Army to provide healthy meal options to children across the country. “Target Canada is a critical partner in ensuring that youth in our country have access to sufficient and nutritious food,” says Major Les Marshall, The Salvation Army’s Territorial Public Relations and Development Secretary. “There isn’t a lot of food in my house,” says one Grade 5 student who receives a healthy lunch from The Salvation Army in Regina. “Sometimes

Christmas Comes Early Thanks to MOLLY MAID Food Drive

Christmas Comes Early Thanks to MOLLY MAID Food Drive

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MOLLY MAID’s Christmas in July Food Drive helped raise over 900 kilograms of food for Salvation Army food services across the country. For the past six years the relationship between The Salvation Army and MOLLY MAID has helped make a difference in the lives of Canadians trying to make ends meet. One in eight Canadian households suffer from food insecurity. MOLLY MAID’s food drive provides not only food but a sense of hope and dignity to vulnerable children and families. Thanks to the caring clients and employees of MOLLY MAID,

Art students partner with Salvation Army Shelter to Give Hope and Comfort

Art Students Partner with Salvation Army Shelter to Provide Comfort and Hope

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Art students and teachers from Heart Lake Secondary School in Brampton approached The Salvation Army Honeychurch Family Life Resource Centre, a shelter for abused women and children, to provide artwork that would reflect their thoughts on abuse. Students learned about the shelter and its services. The results were a 5 x 5 foot picture and 24 small pictures, each depicting freedom, which will be proudly display within the shelter walls. “The beauty and elegance of the paintings captured the very essence of the work The Salvation Army desires to accomplish

Dental bus provides free dental care for women experiencing homelessness

Innovative Solution Brings Dental Care to Women Experiencing Hardship

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Once a month, a blue and white bus pulls into the parking lot of The Salvation Army’s Evangeline Residence, a 90-bed shelter for women in Toronto’s west end. The van doesn’t carry office supplies or food items. It’s stocked with periodontal probes, dental drills and syringes. Through a partnership between The Salvation Army and the City of Toronto, the dental office on wheels provides free dental care for women experiencing homelessness. “It’s going to the dentist, but in an RV,” says Carol, a resident who uses the service. “The bus

Koodo Mobile helps The Salvation Army fight hunger and feed hope

Koodo Food Drive Helps The Salvation Army Fight Hunger and Feed Hope

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From May 20 to May 31, 2014, Koodo Mobile’s 159 locations across the country collected a total of 1,981 pounds of food that will be used to help people in need in local communities. “The Salvation Army is grateful for partnerships such as Koodo,” says Major Les Marshall, Territorial Public Relations & Development Secretary. “It takes a lot of money to stock our food shelves. When groups such as Koodo support The Salvation Army, we are able to stretch our dollars even further, making a significant difference in the lives

Salvation Army Partners with MOLLY MAID for Annual Christmas in July National Food Drive

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The Salvation Army and MOLLY MAID are working together again this summer as MOLLY MAID collects monetary donations and non-perishable food items to help restock depleted Salvation Army food bank shelves nationwide. With 1 in 7 Canadian children going to school hungry and more than 1.8 million Canadians receiving assistance from The Salvation Army last year, it is truly important to help The Salvation Army provide basic necessities, including nutritious food, even outside of the traditional donation months, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. Each year, MOLLY MAID teams up with

Koodo Partners with The Salvation Army in the Fight Against Hunger

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Over 150 Koodo stores across the country are currently collecting food to donate to Salvation Army food banks. From May 20-31, food items that people drop off at any Koodo location will be collected and made available to people in need in the community. “It takes a lot of money to keep those food shelves stocked,” remarks Major Velma Preston, Salvation Army Community Ministries Director. “When groups like Koodo donate food, it helps us stretch the money that we do have further.” Please visit your local Koodo store to drop

Siemens Canada helps The Salvation Army transform lives

Siemens Canada Supports Canadians in Need

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Siemens Canada and its employees joined forces in late 2013 to support Canadians in need as part of their annual Hope for Holidays campaign, a fundraising effort that has generated more than $107,000 over the past four years. Employees collected funds and items for local charities and all donations were matched by the company as a cash donation to The Salvation Army. Fundraising activities were held at offices from coast-to-coast, including toy drives, food drives, Adopt-a-Family programs, 50/50 raffles and winter clothing drives. In total, employees generously contributed 930 toys,

Christmas, families

Salvation Army Shares the Spirit of Christmas with Newcomers

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Language barriers, lack of family support and making ends meet are among common challenges faced by newcomers to Canada. The Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centres in Winnipeg and Calgary provide a wide range of services to vulnerable families and communities throughout the year. But during the Christmas Season, the Army makes an extra effort to bring hope, dignity and joy to the lives of families living in poverty. “Our focus for the Christmas season is to provide special events for the whole family,” says Captain Corinne Cameron, Executive Director