Posts Tagged: Partnerships

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

gingerbread house

High School Students ‘Pay it Forward’ to The Salvation Army

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A group of students from Leaside High School in Toronto were given the task of building a festive gingerbread house and delivering it to a charitable organization that has made a difference in their local community. Twincy, Heidi, Miranda and Ayanna chose to “Pay it Forward” to The Salvation Army. “Paying if forward means doing something nice for someone without expecting anything in return,” says the group of four.  “We have chosen your organization to deliver our gingerbread house to as a small gift for your generosity. We sincerely appreciate

Christmas, toys

Salvation Army Toy Mountain Brings Christmas to Winnipeg’s Less Fortunate

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“Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the help of The Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain shopping centre,” says Juilieen. “Now my daughter will have something to open on Christmas morning.” Planning for a happy Christmas for your family is challenging if you lack the financial resources to celebrate with your children. Julieen Keeley lives with her eight-year-old daughter, Jessica, in one of Winnipeg’s poorest neighbourhoods. Like most girls her age, Jessica is excited for Christmas and hopes to get a Monster High doll from Santa. But Julieen, who barely makes ends meet,

Target Canada Donates $160,000 to The Salvation Army’s School Nutrition Program

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MISSISSAUGA • November 26, 2013. As part of its commitment to assisting families in need by providing access to food and education, Target Canada today announced a $160,000 donation to support The Salvation Army’s meal and snack program for school-aged children in 22 communities across Canada.  With an emphasis on healthy, nutritious foods including fresh fruit and vegetables, the program provides a range of support such as hot breakfasts and lunches, after school snacks and weekend backpack programs. “Target has a strong history of giving back to the communities in which we