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Humber College Students Create Eye-catching Christmas Window Displays for Salvation Army


For the second year in a row, students from the Humber College Interior Decorating Program will donate their visual merchandising talents to 11 Salvation Army Thrift Stores in the Greater Toronto Area to create festive and eye-catching window displays for the Christmas season.

In conjunction to decorating the windows, the students will also select gently-used products from each Thrift Store to revamp into stylish and trendy must-have items.

“We’re thrilled to have the students volunteer their time and talents once again to [...]

Salvation Army Thrift Store Opening Attracts Huge Crowds


Howard Olsen was the very first customer of the new Salvation Army Thrift Store in Aldergrove on Saturday morning, purchasing a large piggybank.

There was a huge turnout for the store opening with long line-ups of happy customers at the cash registers. All proceeds from the store will go to the Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope transition housing in Langley City.

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Salvation Army Needs Help After Thrift Store Fire


Halifax – The Salvation Army is pleading for donations after it lost the entire stock of a south-end thrift store when the adjacent restaurant caught fire.

The Salvation Army Thrift Store at 5280 Green Street sustained major smoke and water damage after a blaze erupted at the restaurant next door on Saturday.

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Salvation Army Partners with The Brick in Clothing Drive


TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2012 /CNW/ – One of Canada’s leading retailer of home furnishings is stepping up to help The Salvation Army obtain desperately needed donations of clothing and household items to help families in need this Back to School season.

The Brick and The Salvation Army will jointly host a donation drive at four Toronto-area Brick locations during a VIP Tent Sale from Thursday, August 30th to Saturday, September 1st, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“The Brick is [...]

New Thrift Store Opens in Fredericton


After a five-month search, The Salvation Army has found a permanent home for a brand new Thrift Store in the Fredericton North community.

The new Fredericton, NB, Thrift Store, located at 275 Main Street (a space previously occupied by Blockbuster Video), is now open for business and is stocked with gently used products including clothing for the entire family, furniture, housewares, electronics, books, shoes, toys and brand new mattresses.

Earlier this year, The Salvation Army was busy renovating its old location at [...]

Clothing Drives Garners Incredible Support for Salvation Army


At a time when Salvation Army Thrift Stores need it most, a clothing drive at Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, N.S., is producing incredible returns, helping replenish critically low clothing supplies.

The Big Scale Summer Sale promotion began on Thursday, July 19, and encourages Mic Mac Mall patrons to bring gently used clothing to the Dartmouth shopping complex. The donation is weighed and the patron is awarded mall gift cards based on the weight of the donation, as well as [...]

Breakfast TV Toronto Features Burlington Thrift Store


On Wednesday, August 1, Toronto’s Breakfast TV Live Eye with Jennifer Valentine will broadcast from The Salvation Army’s Burlington Thrift Store.

From 7 – 9 a.m. four segments will feature the production room (with Salvation Army spokesperson Jerome DeGraaf),a home decor vignette, an interview with Major Gary Brown, The Salvation Army’s PR director for the area, and hot summer fashions.

Congratulations Burlington!

Segment 1 – The Production Room:
- A look at how our Thrift Stores process donations and get the items onto [...]

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Peace Bus Stops at Salvation Army Thrift Store


On Wednesday, July 18, 11 teens ranging from ages 14 to 16 spent the day volunteering at the Mississauga Thrift Store. But these are no ordinary group of kids, the young volunteers are participants in the Windsor Salt C2C Peace Bus Project which involves a cross-Canada mission to educate and inspire action among Canadians for peace. The teens started their trip in Victoria, BC on June 26th and have been journeying across Canada towards Halifax, along the way learning about [...]

Donations Down at Salvation Army


Donations of household items and clothing are down by an estimated 50 per cent this summer, compared to last year at this time at the Salvation Army’s thrift stores in Abbotsford and Mission.

Spokesperson Deb Lowell said this decrease means the agency is not only having difficulty providing supplies to people for whom it finds housing, but less money is coming in from the sale of these items in the thrift stores.

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