10 Ways to Carry Out Random Acts of Kindness

Posted on 12th November 2010, by Salvation Army
World Kindness Day, which falls on November 13, 2010, reminds us to look beyond ourselves and do something to make someone’s day easier. Every day is a good day to promote kindnesses. Here are 10 suggestions: 1. pay for a coffee of the person behind you 2. buy food for a local food bank 3.  […]
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Red or White Poppies?

Posted on 5th November 2010, by Salvation Army
A peace organization in Prince Edward Island is selling white poppies for Remembrance Day and the Royal Canadian Legion is upset. Peace activists claim the Remembrance Day poppies sold by veterans represents the nostalgia and romanticizing of war while veterans argue the white poppies tarnish the symbolic value of the red poppy. The red poppy  […]
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What Makes a Charity Worth Your Support?

Posted on 22nd October 2010, by Salvation Army
According to Statistics Canada, 84% of the population aged 15 and over make financial donations to charitable or other non-profit organizations. So, what makes a charity worth your support? The Canada Revenue Agency maintains a searchable list of Canadian charities ( You can use the charities listings to: confirm whether a charity is registered under  […]
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Have you been cyber bullied?

Posted on 15th October 2010, by Salvation Army
Millions of people will wake up today knowing they will be bullied before the day is over. And, the number of bullies is growing because of technology. Recently, cyber bullying has resulted in several suicides. The Salvation Army strives to be effective in its communities and, in Windsor, Ontario, a free seminar was offered on  […]
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What are you thankful for?

Posted on 6th October 2010, by Salvation Army
Over the next week complete strangers will gather together at Salvation Army centres across the country for thanksgiving dinner. Some will have no jobs and no prospects. Others will have no homes. Some will have families, but have no way to celebrate the holiday with them. Many will be lonely. Although they will come from  […]
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Will Low-Cost Form of Voice Mail Restore Dignity?

Posted on 28th September 2010, by Salvation Army
People with no phone or access to voice mail can use a new system being offered in Regina. The Salvation Army and the Carmichael Outreach Centre have set up a low-cost form of voice mail where people get a number for their voice mail account, and record a greeting. They can provide that number to  […]
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Homeless Have a Hard Time Accessing Health Care

Posted on 23rd August 2010, by Salvation Army
According to a new study at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital, barriers of all kinds are standing in the way of homeless people accessing health services in Canada. Competing priorities, including finding shelter, food and employment, are cited as factors that can delay seeking medical attention. Also, many people have had a hard time finding a  […]
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Experiment in Homelessness

Posted on 16th August 2010, by Salvation Army
A British Columbia woman recently took to the streets to raise awareness about homelessness. From Friday to Sunday she had nothing but the clothes on her back, a sleeping bag, a backpack, a roll of toilet paper and a video camera with her. People walked by her that were very kind, so kind it could  […]
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Community Takes Care of its Own

Posted on 5th August 2010, by Salvation Army
When vandals hit the Salvation Army High River’s only delivery vehicle last month, staff and volunteers decided it was the last straw for the van. The organization couldn’t afford to repair the windshield and correct the significant mechanical problems on the 200,000-plus kilometer cube van. After the incident was noted in the local paper, businesses  […]
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Summer Camp Stories

Posted on 28th July 2010, by Salvation Army
So many of us have attended some kind of summer camp. What kind of camps did you attend when you were younger? Do you have treasured memories? Friends that you keep in touch with? What was your favourite activity? Now’s your chance to remember the good ole’ days of summer and tell us your best  […]
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