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Salvation Army Thrift Store front in Etobicoke Ontario

Salvation Army Responds to Goodwill Closure


On January 16 it was announced that Goodwill, which collects donated clothing and goods, then sells them to fund programs for people with learning and physical disabilities, was closing 16 stores and donation centres across Ontario.

“The Salvation Army appreciates and respects the important work that Goodwill does in Ontario and all across Canada,” says Michele Walker, national retail operations manager. “We hope that Goodwill can resolve their current situation in the Greater Toronto Area and continue to help the many […]

The Salvation Army Thrift Stores Canada Thank You


The Salvation Army Thrift Stores Canada thank you for donating gently-used goods and clothing. The Salvation Army Thrift Stores Canada supports the mission of The Salvation Army by generating funds and influencing positively the communities in which they operate. Salvation Army Thrift Stores are a national, charitable organization that operate 107 stores across Canada and rely upon the generous donations of community members to help support those in need. Donations remain in the local community.

Why donate spring cleaning items to The Salvation Army

Three Good Reasons to Donate Spring Cleaning Items to The Salvation Army


Spring is here, and sometimes we need a little motivation to clean, clear out that clutter and get organized.

Did you know that goods donated to Salvation Army thrift stores can be given to families in need through a voucher system at our community services? In fact, last year, over $1.8 million in vouchers provided hundreds of families and individuals with basic needs.

But giving to a Salvation Army thrift store has even more benefits.

1. Thrift Stores support many programs and services […]

7-Eleven Teams up With Salvation Army for Clothing Drive


Vancouver, B.C. –  On Wednesday, May 14, between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., at participating stores across the country, 7-Eleven is inviting Canadians to celebrate the end of a long, hard winter and shed those winter blues along with their coats, boots, fleece, hats and gloves.

In partnership with The Salvation Army Thrift Store, the convenience chain is encouraging its guests to give back and, at the same time, celebrate the unofficial start of summer with Slurpee. As a thank you, […]

Motivation for spring cleaning

Need Motivation to Spring Clean?


It’s spring cleaning time, an opportunity to take stock of what you have, get rid of things you don’t need and organize what is left. Rather than throwing your unwanted items in the trash, consider donating them to The Salvation Army.

When you donate to The Salvation Army you not only give back to the community you save quality goods from filling up landfill sites.

The Salvation Army operates one of the largest recycling programs in the world. In Canada, The Salvation […]

Thrift store helps at-risk teens get workplace skills

Montreal Thrift Store Helps At-Risk Teens Get Workplace Skills


Within the past year, The Salvation Army St. Hubert Thrift Store in Montreal, Quebec, has opened its doors to eight teenagers, providing them hands-on work experience and exposure to the retail environment.

But, these are not your average teenagers. They are a group of youth who have endured a difficult past by being exposed to neglect, physical and psychological abuse, or have faced major family problems such as poverty and domestic violence.

They are a few out of the thousands of children […]

Volunteers Robert and Jackie help vulnerable people at their greatest point of need

Salvation Army Honours its Volunteers


National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, gives The Salvation Army the opportunity to honour its 165,000 volunteers who serve passionately, willingly and selflessly on the front lines.

Robert and Jackie are the perfect people for the positions they hold. As volunteers at The Salvation Army’s thrift store in Oshawa, their dedication and compassion helps people at their greatest point of need.

“Volunteers are essential to what we accomplish in a day,” says Kristin Burditt, thrift store manager. “They are the backbone to helping […]

Salvation Army Thrift Store Reopens in High River


After suffering extensive damage due to the June floods, The Salvation Army Thrift Store on Centre Street has reopened.

On Tuesday, November 5, there will be a grand-reopening of the store.

The Salvation Army has provided services to the residents of High River for over 106 years.

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Salvation Army Thrift Stores Raise $30,000 in Support of Disaster Relief


Due to the generosity of its guests, Salvation Army thrift stores across the country raised more than $30,000 to aid survivors of the Alberta floods and Lac Megantic train derailment.

Funds raised are providing product and practical support to Salvation Army ministry units involved in relief efforts.

Those affected by these tragedies continue to be in great need.