Salvation Army Brings Backpacks to Families in Need

Posted on 17th September 2020, by
Salvation Army worker gives backpack to young female student
Starting a new school year can make students feel excited, anxious, relieved, and many other emotions. Although this year’s back-to-school experience will be entirely different, those experiencing poverty, including 560,000 Canadian children, face even more stressors this season.  Nationwide, many children from low or fixed-income households will be without proper school supplies because their parents  […]

Fifteen-year-old Gives Back Despite Battling Rare Brain Disease

Posted on 29th August 2019, by
Trista stands alongside pick-up truck and van with donated backpacks
Trista Reid wants to end homelessness―a big aspiration for a girl who is just shy of her 16th birthday. Instead of birthday gifts, Trista asked friends and family to donate backpacks and school supplies to help vulnerable children in London, Ont., begin the school year with the tools they need to succeed. “I’ve always had  […]

Prime Minister Visits Salvation Army

Posted on 28th August 2017, by
Prime Minister Visits Salvation Army
Over 500 people filled the parking lot of The Salvation Army’s Suncoast Citadel Friday morning in Goderich, Ont., anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the visit just in time to help with the ‘Huron County Backpacks for Kids’ program. “Canadians are there for each other at times of  […]

Not Everyone Can Afford Back-to-School Supplies

Posted on 21st August 2017, by
Not Everyone Can Afford Back-to-School Supplies
Summer is starting to wind down and retailers are rolling out back-to-school deals. But not everyone can afford school supplies. What happens when struggling families simply can’t provide the essentials? Moncton, N.B., is one of many Salvation Army centres across Canada supporting low-income and struggling families by providing donated school supplies and backpacks. “Last year,  […]