Library on Wheels Empowers the Homeless and Vulnerable

Posted on 15th August 2011, by
You don’t need money, or ID, or an address. All you need is a desire to read. In Victoria, B.C. the Bookmobile is a three-cylinder, right-hand-drive Honda truck owned and operated by a former social worker. The bookmobile putters around town making stops at a Salvation Army residence, a housing co-op, a food bank and  […]
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Is it time to close Canada’s food banks?

Posted on 8th August 2011, by
When the issue of local poverty came to a crisis in Georgina, Ontario, religious leaders from 18 churches, including the Salvation Army, and food pantry volunteers met with the Mayor to discuss how the hungry could be helped, a social problem this community felt was spiraling out of control. The Globe and Mail recently published  […]
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Adding Colour To People’s Lives

Posted on 2nd August 2011, by
Watch here to see how volunteers from Dulux Paints teamed up with The Salvation Army in Toronto’s downtown core to help people feel important.
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Canada: A rich nation with poor children

Posted on 22nd July 2011, by
Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are going hungry and have to go to food banks because they don’t have enough to eat. It is a sad fact that almost half of the people using food banks are children. According to the 2010 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada, one in 10 children  […]
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Camp Renovations Provide Safety and Comfort

Posted on 18th July 2011, by Salvation Army
Since 1958, The Salvation Army Pine Lake Camp in Alberta has been a trusted destination for kids and families whereby they can escape home pressures and relax in nature. Every summer close to a thousand campers come to this camp. Programs for children and teens from lower socio-economic backgrounds remain the central focus for which  […]
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Summer Camp Action

Posted on 11th July 2011, by Salvation Army
Every year, close to 4,500 kids attend Salvation Army summer camps. For many, this is the only holiday they will have. Watch them in action!
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Nine-year-old Collects Clothing for The Salvation Army

Posted on 4th July 2011, by Salvation Army
Sathya, a Grade 4 student in Scarborough, Ont., rallied his entire school to collect clothing items for the homeless and those in need. During April and May, he and his schoolmates collected 12 large bags of clothing and donated the items to The Salvation Army Thrift Store. “What inspired me to do the clothing drive  […]
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Thrift Store Program Gives Disabled Dignity

Posted on 29th June 2011, by Salvation Army
In recognition as an employer who hires persons with disabilities, The Salvation Army Caledonia, Ont., thrift store was recently presented with the award “Abilities First Employer”. A retail training centre at the store allows local individuals an opportunity to train and become employed in the retail industry. People with disabilities find hope and dignity through  […]
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Food Bank Encourages Nutritious Donations

Posted on 20th June 2011, by Salvation Army
Pasta and cheese are common donations at food banks. These and many other foods received are high in sugar, salt and starch, which are unhealthy. The Salvation Army in Midland, Ontario, is trying to change lives by encouraging donations that can improve the health of clients using the food bank. Healthy donations, such as whole  […]
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Cool Things at Thrift Stores

Posted on 13th June 2011, by Salvation Army
Are you a thrift shop junkie hoping to score a treasure? For more than 100 years Salvation Army thrift stores from coast to coast have collected donations and sold them to provide its programs with a source of funding. Recently a Halifax-based artist bought a hard-cover edition of the Robertson Davies play A Jig for  […]
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