Posts Tagged: Press Release

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation Provides Million-Dollar Gift to The Salvation Army’s Toronto Grace Health Centre

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Toronto, June 19, 2014–The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre is honoured to announce The W. Garfield Weston Foundation’s $1 million gift to The Toronto Grace’s Infrastructure Renewal Project. The funds will be directed to the renovation of the health centre located at 650 Church Street. This generous donation has been awarded as a challenge grant in order to enable The Grace to encourage additional support. The W. Garfield Weston Foundation will match $1 million of donations on a dollar-for-dollar basis. “Our family is delighted to be supporting the renovation

Salvation Army Launches Phase I of “Grace in Motion” Renovation Effort at Toronto Grace Health Centre

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TORONTO, March 19, 2014 /CNW/ – Today, The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre makes a major step in the “Grace in Motion” Infrastructure Renewal Project as it commences the temporary move of all patients and staff to the University Health Network’s Hillcrest site.  The Infrastructure Renewal Project is the extensive renovation of its facility at 650 Church Street to upgrade all systems in the hospital so that patients continue to receive the health care they require.  The move of patients will occur on March 23. “The safety and health

Salvation Army Celebrates Record-Breaking Christmas Kettle Campaign

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Toronto, ON January 15, 2014 – Contributions from donors throughout Canada helped The Salvation Army exceed its goal, setting a new record for the organization’s iconic Christmas Kettle Campaign. In its 123rd year, the annual fundraiser collected over $21 million in donations, an increase of  2 percent from 2012. “Year after year, we are truly thankful for the support we receive from our partners, donors, and volunteers,” says Captain Les Marshall, Public Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda. “This year, despite unprecedented weather that

The Walmart head office merchandising team hosted a holiday fundraiser that raised $7,000 for The Salvation Army.

Walmart Canada Helps Fill the Kettle for The Salvation Army

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TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2013 – With The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign $8 million short of its $21 million goal, the organization is grateful for its continuing partnership with Walmart Canada. Walmart Fill the Kettle Day will be held on Saturday, December 21, with Walmart Canada matching donations made by individuals to Salvation Army Christmas kettles located in its stores nationwide up to a maximum of $50,000. Since 2007, Walmart Canada and its customers have donated more than $13 million to The Salvation Army, helping to provide food, shelter and clothing for families

The Salvation Army's annual Christmas campaign is one of Canada's most significant and recognizable annual charitable events. The iconic Christmas kettle is hosted at more than 2,000 storefront, sidewalk and shopping mall locations across the country.

Salvation Army Enters Final Week of Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign

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Toronto, ON December 18, 2013 – With one week remaining, The Salvation Army is calling on Canadians to generously support its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign. To date, The Salvation Army has raised $11.4 million dollars through the Kettles, but with a fundraising goal of $21 million, is still $9.6 million short. “A significant percentage of our fundraising occurs at Christmas,” says Captain Les Marshall, Territorial Public Relations and Development Secretary. “The Kettle Campaign enables us to provide direct, compassionate, hands-on service to more than 1.8 million people in Canada each

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Salvation Army Launches 2013 Christmas Campaign to Transform Lives in Need

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123rd Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign Kicks-Off with $21 Million Fundraising Goal TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ – The Salvation Army launched its national Christmas campaign this week, marking the 123rd year that the organization has sought donations from the public to help millions of Canadians living in poverty. The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas campaign is one of Canada’s most significant and recognizable annual charitable events. The iconic Christmas kettle will be hosted at more than 2,000 storefront, sidewalk and shopping mall locations across the country. The campaign features three 15-second commercials produced

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

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TORONTO, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ – The Salvation Army and MOLLY MAID will once again be joining forces this summer as MOLLY MAID collects non-perishable food items to help restock depleted Salvation Army food bank shelves all across Canada. Last year, more than 1.8 million Canadians received assistance from The Salvation Army. On average, approximately one in 11 people live in poverty. MOLLY MAID and The Salvation Army recognize that poverty is a critical issue, and that everyone has a right to access basic necessities, including nutritious food. Graham Moore,

Report Finds 66 Percent of Salvation Army Youth Programs Saw Increased Need since 2008

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Toronto, ON May 21, 2013 – A new report from The Salvation Army, released as part of Dignity Month, reveals that despite a rebounding economy, many Canadian families and young people are still struggling to make ends meet. “Youth in Need: The Economic Challenges,” revealed that since the recession began in 2008, 66 percent of Salvation Army youth programs in Canada saw an increase in demand for low-fee or free extracurricular programs and meals during those difficult times. Despite an increase in volunteerism and donations at some centres, other Salvation

Salvation Army to Focus Attention on Hunger’s Grip on the Canadian Poor

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Canadians  Asked to Picture Less Hunger During Hunger Awareness Week Toronto, ON May 7, 2013 – Today marks the beginning of Hunger Awareness Week, May 6 – 10, and The Salvation Army is encouraging all Canadians to take a moment to recognize all of those who go hungry or who do not know where their next meal will come from. May represents Dignity Month, a time of year when The Salvation Army promotes a core belief, that dignity is a fundamental right for all. “This week and every week, The

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The Salvation Army Asks Canadians to “Picture Less Hunger” With Food Photography

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Celebrity chef Brad Long’s Café Belong among 16 participating restaurants asking Canadians to tweet, Facebook or Instagram photos in support of hunger awareness May 2, 2013 – Starting tomorrow, The Salvation Army is asking Canadians to picture less hunger through a week-long social media initiative that turns the simple act of food photography into an opportunity for social good. Introducing Picture Less Hunger From May 3rd to May 12th, patrons at 17 participating restaurants in Toronto can take photos of their meals and share them on social networks like Facebook,