How Old-fashioned Phone Calls are Changing Lives

Posted on 16th November 2021, by
Bernice, left, ready to start the 2020 virtual santa shuffle.
Every October, Bernice Langdon gathers her lists of more than 175 telephone numbers to call people who support her participation in The Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle, a family-friendly fundraising event that helps to assist vulnerable people in need during the Christmas season and throughout the year. “The Santa Shuffle is an opportunity for me to  […]
Kettle worker stands with red kettle and tap to donate tiles
The Salvation Army’s largest public fundraiser of the year supports 2.1 million vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada. TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2021 – The ongoing pressures of the pandemic and the impact of inflation are having a significant effect on the lives of Canadian families and their children. Over the last year, 65 percent  […]

Shuffle Virtually Anywhere to Help Someone in Need This Christmas

Posted on 1st November 2021, by
Cartoon santa and other runners amidst snowflakes and Christmas trees
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Santa Shuffle is back from December 4-5 in 37 cities across Canada, with more fun than ever to get runners shuffling right into the festive season! In partnership with Running Room, the event that features an opening ceremony and runners’ choice of a 5K “Fun Run”  […]

One Donor’s Heart

Posted on 20th October 2021, by
Grace manor entranceway with trees
Cordell’s first recollection of donating to The Salvation Army was dropping change into a kettle at Christmas time. Then, when the military recommended that service members have a will, he got serious about understanding more about the organization, and if this was a cause that truly matched his values and beliefs. It was a significant  […]

Shifting to Thrifting for Waste Reduction Week

Posted on 18th October 2021, by
salvation army thrift store male worker hangs mens shirts while wearing a bib that says "I'll make your donation count"
Waste Reduction Week celebrates its 20th anniversary in Canada when the week-long awareness campaign begins on Monday, October 18th. While each themed day of Waste Reduction Week is important, one is especially meaningful to The Salvation Army Thrift Store, National Recycling Operations (NRO) and the work it does across the country: Textiles Tuesday. “We can  […]