mom, daughter and son living in poverty stand by a Christmas tree

4 Ways to Change a Life this Christmas

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Poverty isn’t always easy to see, especially at Christmas. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, last year The Salvation Army helped over 1.9 million people in need. Here are some ways you can support those who are struggling.  

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Salvation Army Partners with Murdoch Mysteries on Holiday Special

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This Christmas season, The Salvation Army is partnering with the CBC on a special episode of Murdoch Mysteries.

On Monday, December 12, at 8 p.m.(8:30 NT) the two-hour special ‘Once Upon a Murdoch Christmas’ will include scenes that feature The Salvation Army’s historic presence and message. The Christmas episode incorporates elements of The Salvation Army but also focuses on the importance of giving to others.

“This year’s holiday special provides the perfect platform for The Salvation Army to convey their message of […]

Tahseen choose toys to give to his children at Christmas

Toys Help Vulnerable Children Smile This Christmas

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This Christmas, more than 90,000 children across Canada will receive toys from The Salvation Army because of your generosity.

“The toys we get from The Salvation Army means my children won’t be sad on Christmas morning,” says Tahseen. “They’ve suffered enough hardship.”

Memories of Baghdad

In his hometown of Bagdad, violence and armed conflict forced Tahseen and his family to flee for safety in nearby Syria.

“In Baghdad, our family-owned jewelry business was robbed,” says Tahseen. “I was sitting there when family members were […]

Bill Oliver holds Salvation Army kettles

Kettle Volunteer Serves for More Than 65 Years

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You wouldn’t expect anyone to stand out in the cold each winter to help people in need. But, that’s exactly what Bill Oliver has done for more than six decades with a smile on his face.

The 76-year-old Tillsonburg senior has volunteered for The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign every year but one since he was nine-years-old back in 1939. Oliver missed one year after suffering from a heart problem. “I do it because the needy need a Christmas and I […]