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“Sonia’s Cradle” Program Helps Growing Families in British Columbia.

Posted on 13th August 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army workers stand with items from Sonia's cradle program
In 2009, Sonia Nickle, a front-line worker at The Salvation Army’s Ridge Meadows Ministries in Maple Ridge, B.C., recognized a need for help within growing families in her community, so she set out to help. She began collecting donated items for babies and toddlers, such as clothing, diapers and formula to distribute to families in  […]

The Salvation Army’s Camp-in-a-Bag Brings Fun to Families at Home

Posted on 6th August 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Major Karen Hoeft stands with camp in a bag articles
While the pandemic has put an end to traditional camping programs this year, parents are trying to fill the empty days and organize fun activities for their young ones. This task can be challenging when your family has faced poverty and difficult circumstances. For the first time in more than 120 years of providing summer-camp  […]

Community Garden Supports Low-Income People with Fresh Food and Education

Posted on 4th August 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Community Garden Supports Low-Income People with Fresh Food and Education
Although low-income people may see healthy food choices on the shelves at grocery stores, the cost of them is often out of their range. In Brantford, Ont., The Salvation Army’s community garden and food bank not only gives struggling individuals and families access to nutritious foods, it offers demonstrations such as how to cook and  […]

Human Trafficking Survivor Restores Hope on the Frontlines

Posted on 30th July 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Caroline sits at her desk ready to give hope to other human trafficking victims
Caroline Pugh-Roberts is one of millions of men, women and children who have fallen into the hands of traffickers. Today, as a survivor and educator, she works with other victims at The Salvation Army in London, Ont., to not only help them live but flourish. “I didn’t realize I was being trafficked,” says Caroline. “I  […]
Cadet Jason Brinson receives cheque from Yellowknife Co-op
One of The Salvation Army’s greatest strengths is the consistent presence of local supporters and partners who know the unique needs of vulnerable people in their community. One in 11 Canadians live in poverty and, thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Yellowknife Co-op, we will continue to meet the essential needs of families and  […]

Empowering Your Donations to Build Stronger Communities

Posted on 23rd July 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Thrift store employees stand in front of store
Like its name implies, The Salvation Army Thrift Store, National Recycling Operations (NRO) is much more than just a thrift store. NRO empowers donations of gently-used clothing and household items to make a tangible impact and build stronger communities. Once a shirt is donated, it is no longer just an article of clothing–it becomes an  […]

Salvation Army in Dartmouth Comes Together for Their Community

Posted on 21st July 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Volunteer delivers food in van to vulnerable people
Long before the pandemic began, Salvation Army food bank volunteers in Dartmouth, N.S., have been coming together each Monday to prepare food boxes for struggling members of their community. Each week, an average of 10 volunteers prepare up to 35 food boxes for distribution in the afternoon. But as more people face food insecurity due  […]

Winnipeg Resident Gives a Helping Hand to Neighbours in Need

Posted on 16th July 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Ann Stout and her masks
Supporting others during a pandemic can be a fulfilling way to give back when many of us are feeling anxious about our health and the future. We have seen various acts of kindness across Canada where selfless communities rally together to support frontline workers, truck drivers, food banks and their neighbours in need. In honouring  […]

A Passion for Helping Others 

Posted on 14th July 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Dieter
When 80-year-old Dieter first began supporting The Salvation Army, he did so because he researched the organization and learned that a large percentage of donations went directly to people in need. Then, when he attended his first donor recognition luncheon, his will to give became more personal. “The topic of the luncheon was key to  […]
Salvation Army worker hands clam shell of food to guest
For more than 100 years, The Salvation Army has been a haven for the vulnerable and lost in the heart of St. John’s, N.L. The effects of poverty, homelessness and drug addiction have taken its toll. With rising unemployment, the need for housing, employment resources and health services, The Salvation Army’s programs and services are  […]