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The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign Raises Over $22 Million

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Toronto, ON January 7, 2016 – The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that it raised over $22 million through its Christmas Kettle Campaign, surpassing its $21-million goal. With a growing demand for its services across the country, The Salvation Army will use the additional money to fund its much-needed programs in 400 communities. All of the kettle donations remain in the local communities in which they were raised and enable The Salvation Army to help vulnerable people with basic […]

On December 19, Walmart Canada Helps Salvation Army Fill the Kettle

Walmart Canada Helps Salvation Army Fill the Kettle

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TORONTO, December 17, 2015 ― On Saturday, December 19, Walmart Canada will match donations made by individuals to Salvation Army Christmas kettles located in its stores nationwide up to a maximum of $100,000.

In addition, Walmart Canada will contribute $70,000 to CTV Toy Mountain in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Ontario Great Lakes (Oakville Place, Burlington Mall and Lime Ridge Mall in Hamilton) and Winnipeg. This will support the purchase of new toys that will be distributed to children in need this Christmas.

“Since […]

The Salvation Army Offers Clothing Vouchers for Syrian Newcomers

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December 14, 2015 – The Salvation Army is offering clothing vouchers as part of a welcome package for refugees arriving in Canada. These vouchers can be redeemed at Salvation Army Thrift Stores and will help provide the additional clothing needed by newcomers as they settle in the country. To coincide with the arrival of newcomers from Syria, The Salvation Army has created a customized clothing voucher that includes instructions in both English and Arabic.

“The Salvation Army provides assistance to over […]

vulnerable youth attend Salvation Army camps

When School is Out, Salvation Army Steps In

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Toronto ON, June 25, 2015 – Summer is here and Salvation Army camps are gearing up to provide vulnerable children with the time of their life.

“Salvation Army camps provide financially accessible camping opportunities to families in need,” says Captain Rick Zelinsky, Executive Director of The Salvation Army’s Ontario Camping Ministries. “Campers often come from difficult situations and camp is an experience like no other that can change young peoples’ lives and outlook forever.”

The Salvation Army hosted its […]

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The Salvation Army’s 124th Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses Fundraising Goal

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Toronto, ON (January 15, 2015) – Thanks to contributions from donors, volunteers and community partners, The Salvation Army raised $22 million dollars during its 124th annual Christmas Kettle Campaign. Donations to the campaign will remain in the local communities in which they were raised and will help The Salvation Army in the fight against poverty throughout Canada.

“We are truly touched by the generosity of our neighbours, peers and corporate partners, year after year,” said Commissioner Susan McMillan, Territorial Commander for […]

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Salvation Army’s 124th Christmas Kettle Campaign Halfway to $21-Million Goal

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Toronto, ON (December 16, 2014) – With a fundraising goal of $21 million, The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign has received just over $11 million in donations so far this holiday season. The charitable fundraiser runs through Christmas Eve and helps local Salvation Army units provide vulnerable people with basic necessities such as food, clothing, shelter and other provisions. Donations also enable The Salvation Army to offer life-changing programs, such as substance abuse recovery, job and skills training, and education […]

It's Time to End Poverty in Canada

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]