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On December 19, Walmart Canada Helps Salvation Army Fill the Kettle

Walmart Canada Helps Salvation Army Fill the Kettle

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TORONTO, December 17, 2015 ― On Saturday, December 19, Walmart Canada will match donations made by individuals to Salvation Army Christmas kettles located in its stores nationwide up to a maximum of $100,000.

In addition, Walmart Canada will contribute $70,000 to CTV Toy Mountain in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Ontario Great Lakes (Oakville Place, Burlington Mall and Lime Ridge Mall in Hamilton) and Winnipeg. This will support the purchase of new toys that will be distributed to children in need this Christmas.

“Since […]

Lorne Moir, hands on in the kitchen, at his annual Christmas fundraising dinner

One Man Makes Christmas Bright for More than Four Decades

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Christmas should be a time of great joy. But for many Canadians struggling to make ends meet, the season is less than merry and bright. Thanks to the generosity of people such as Lorne Moir, The Salvation Army can extend its reach in improving the situations of vulnerable individuals and families this Christmas and throughout the year.

“If you can help one person, you’ve done your job,” says 70-year-old Lorne. “It feels good to know that someone’s Christmas will be that […]

Staff from Remedy Holdings Inc. organize food drive

Canadian Company Donates Food to Help Combat Hunger

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Remedy Holdings Inc., a privately owned Canadian company with pharmacy operations throughout Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, has donated 12,480 pounds of food to The Salvation Army.

“One in eight Canadians struggle to put food on the table,” says Major Les Marshall, territorial public relations and development secretary. “With the generous donations of partners such as Remedy Holdings, Inc., who organized food drives in 13 communities, The Salvation Army is able to extend its reach in providing food assistance to those […]

Molly maid assists with Salvation Army food shortage

MOLLY MAID Assists with Salvation Army Food Shortage

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MOLLY MAID’s Christmas in July Food Drive raised 2,120 pounds of food that will assist in replenishing Salvation Army food banks across the country.

“Four million Canadians are unsure of where their next meal will come from,” says Major Les Marshall, Territorial Public Relations and Development Secretary. “Many parents are even skipping meals so that they can feed their children. People from all kinds of backgrounds are turning to our food banks.”

Statistics reveal that more than 918,000 Canadians will access the […]

Walmart Canada hosts fill-the-kettle day to help The Salvation Army support local families in need

Help Walmart Canada Fill the Kettle for The Salvation Army

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On Saturday, December 20, Walmart Canada will match donations made by individuals to Salvation Army Christmas kettles located in its stores nationwide up to a maximum of $50,000.

“We are pleased to partner with The Salvation Army, one of Canada’s largest providers of social assistance, and host our fifth Walmart Fill the Kettle Day,” said Erin Mackey, manager of community giving for Walmart Canada. “Walmart is committed to supporting Canadian families in need and we are confident our customers will help […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]