It’s all about the volunteers.

Posted on 14th April 2015, by British Columbia
Half of all Canadians contribute their time, energy and skills to charitable groups and non-profit organizations volunteering more than two billion hours annually. Volunteering is integral to the Canadian way of life and the continued sustainability of countless organizations across the country. That’s why April 12 to 18 Chilliwack will recognize its thousands of volunteers  […]

Dynamic duo at Belkin House.

Posted on 23rd March 2015, by British Columbia
“I first met Richard Louis and Albert Schoemaker 5 years ago when I joined Belkin House as the Food Services Manager and little did I know how special, devoted , and committed this “dynamic duo” was … For the longest time, there were many rumors on how long they have served at Belkin House.  Some, including Richard  […]
On May 1st, UsedVictoria.com donated items collected from its site, www.usedvictoria.com, to the Salvation Army, fulfilling a wish list for the Beacon of Hope House. Recently, the Beacon of Hope House moved from Vic West to Saanich and the items donated by UsedVictoria.com will transform the facility into a home for the male youth who  […]

Freedom Gala: A Night to Combat Human Trafficking.

Posted on 6th May 2013, by British Columbia
For the past seven years, influential members of the Vancouver community have gathered annually to the Hope in the City Luncheon. This Friday will mark the inaugural Freedom Gala, which evolved out of the expanded need to educate the community on this very important issue, and provide much-needed additional financial support for victims. Human trafficking  […]

Getting fit with The Salvation Army.

Posted on 30th April 2013, by British Columbia
Helping people to make healthy changes in their lives is the prime focus of a new program at The Salvation Army in Williams Lake, BC. Instructor Candice Drouin offers a range of free programs for adults, families and children, including yoga, Zumba, aerobics, cardio and stretching and strengthening exercises. A YMCA certified fitness instructor, and  […]

We need your help for back to school.

Posted on 23rd August 2012, by British Columbia
With our Backpack & School Supply Drive moving along nicely and concluding on September 11th, we need your help. Items in need are glue sticks, washable markers ( packs of 12 or 24 ), crayons, scissors, pencil sharpeners, 1 – 1.5″ binders and smaller backpacks for young boys. Please donate at participating Starbucks and Fitness  […]

Helping little monkeys in our community.

Posted on 10th February 2012, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army Caring Place is partnering with Monkey Business Kids Boutique in an effort to raise and save funds for The Caring Place Sonia’s Cradle program. The spirit of the Sonia’s Cradle program began in 2009, when a new front‐line worker at The Caring Place began collecting donated items for babies and toddlers that  […]

Remember the Salvation Army’s bell ringers

Posted on 1st December 2011, by British Columbia
A story as shared in The Vancouver Sun’s Editorial section: On Tuesday as I was shopping, I ran into a Salvation Army bell ringer, collecting for the less fortunate.  He looked cold, so I asked him if he would like a coffee.  He was so appreciative, saying he couldn’t leave his post.  When I got  […]