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Corporate Corner – Scotiabank

Posted on 24th April 2019, by British Columbia
Welcome to our Corporate Corner, a place where you can get to know some of our corporate partners a little better. In this issue we highlight the involvement of Scotiabank.   Scotiabank is helping transform communities across British Columbia by doing one thing – caring. And because they care, thousands of young lives are being  […]

A Fresh Start

Posted on 23rd April 2019, by British Columbia
Five-year-old Christina arrived at her first day of Kindergarten with a black eye and two broken wrists. This would be the first of countless episodes of being removed from her family home. In addition to Christina, who was adopted, her parents also had a biological daughter, but sadly she was never treated the same as  […]
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One Man’s Vision is Transforming a Community

Posted on 10th April 2019, by British Columbia
“When a person experiences food insecurity and does not have access to adequate, culturally-appropriate and nutritious food, then ‘survival’ becomes their primary focus, leaving limited energy or time to realize other goals such as education or employment.” These are words from the 2018 Food Security Action Plan, and adequately describe a growing portion of the  […]

Salvation Army Honours Volunteers

Posted on 8th April 2019, by British Columbia
Adrianna Fenton volunteers at Toy Mountain
It’s National Volunteer Week and The Salvation Army is saying an extra special thank you to the more than 130,000 volunteers who give the priceless gift of time and skills to help them reach more people in need. “We are grateful and blessed by our volunteers.” “One of the greatest gifts you can give is  […]

Prayers Answered for Families After 2017 Forest Fires

Posted on 12th February 2019, by British Columbia
Group photo posing for disaster services
In 2017, fires tore through our province, causing millions of dollars in damage and impacting thousands of lives. From Williams Lake to Kelowna and parts in between, raging fires forced people to pack-up and leave everything behind to chance. Some came home to see their houses or business still standing … hundreds came back to  […]

2018 Christmas Wrap Up

Posted on 28th January 2019, by British Columbia
Two young girls in Santa hats with Christmas Kettle
The Christmas season has come and gone but now we can fondly look back at another great season where the generous support of numerous donors, volunteers, and hard working staff around British Columbia helped make an incredible impact on the lives of so many. Christmas Kettles For many, the most recognizable part of the holiday season is  […]

#HOPEbracelet Fast Facts

Posted on 28th January 2019, by British Columbia
Several hands together as fists earing bracelets
Over 60,000 HOPE bracelets were given out this Christmas! 3 lucky winners were chosen from our #HOPEbracelet social media contest 25 cities participated in BC Congratulations to our contest winners: Sarah from Prince George won our grand prize for a pair of tickets to the World Junior Hockey Championships. She shared the tickets with her  […]
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Corporate Corner – CBS Parts Ltd.

Posted on 25th January 2019, by British Columbia
CBS Parts office
Welcome to our Corporate Corner, a place where we get to know some of our corporate partners a little better. For our first issue we visited CBS Parts and talked with President, Kevin Hopton. Q: Kevin, tell us a little about CBS Parts Ltd. The company is a family run business started back in 1983  […]

How The Salvation Army Saved My Christmas

Posted on 25th January 2019, by British Columbia
Gifts in hamper
“I remember the day well. It was December 19, 2017, and I was happy to be picking up a Christmas hamper and toys from The Salvation Army in Vernon, B.C.,” says Marcus (not his real name). “But 10 minutes from my house, a car from the opposite direction crossed a double line and hit my  […]

Salvation Army Parenting Program Empowers New Mom

Posted on 25th January 2019, by British Columbia
Mother and son smiling
At 18, Jessica learned she was pregnant and was nervous about everything. She had grown up without a mom’s love, nurturing and support, and didn’t know whether she would have the skills to be a good mother. The Salvation Army’s parenting programs helped her with advice, emotional support and ways of coping with the challenges  […]