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Salvation Army Launches 124th Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign

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With a lead gift of $50,000 from Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, The Salvation Army’s fundraising efforts focus on ending poverty in Canada Toronto, ON November 17, 2014 – The Salvation Army launched its national Christmas Kettle Campaign today, marking the 124th year that the organization has sought donations from the public to help millions of Canadians living in poverty. With a $21-million fundraising goal, the campaign will enable local Salvation Army units to work with individuals and families to give them basic necessities such as food, clothing,

Salvation Army provides food and sanitation items for Ebola relief in Liberia

The Salvation Army Seeks Donations to Support Orphans and Vulnerable Children Impacted by Ebola

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More than 10 months have passed since Ebola was first identified in West Africa, but the scale of the crisis continues to grow. The deadliest outbreak on record, Ebola is claiming the lives of 70 percent of people infected. The Salvation Army is responding to the crisis and asking for Canadians to support its relief efforts in Liberia. “Orphaned children sit alone in their homes and no one is willing to claim them,” says Major Samuel Amponsah, The Salvation Army’s General Secretary in Liberia. “People quarantined have no food, and

Salvation Army promotes awareness of the need to eliminate poverty

Salvation Army Observes International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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Toronto, ON October 16, 2014 – The Salvation Army will observe the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17th, a day designated by the United Nations General Assembly to promote awareness of the need to eliminate poverty and destitution in all countries. Year-round, The Salvation Army provides social services in Canada in order to help people in need and put an end to poverty. The Salvation Army’s work is highlighted in the organization’s latest Annual Review, released this month, which details its critical work in Canada within

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,