“Kettle Games” kick off the kettle season

Posted on 18th November 2016, by Maritime
The Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle campaign kicked off across the Maritimes today with a festive competition airing on CTV Morning Live Atlantic.  Competitors Mayor Mike Savage; SMU Huskies players, Jenny Lewis and Andreas Robinson; and CTV hosts, Cyril Lunney and Alyse Hand, were given a series of fun and festive challenges to officially kick off the Christmas  […]

Abe Leventhal leaves a legacy

Posted on 4th November 2016, by Maritime
Though he is no longer with us, Abe Leventhal is continuing to make a difference in the community. As a long-time donor, Leventhal believed in the good work of The Salvation Army, and upon his passing, at age 90, bequeathed $200,000 to continue helping those in need.   Abe Leventhal is largely recognized as the  […]

Engineering strong communities

Posted on 27th October 2016, by Maritime
Strong communities aren't built by concrete and steel alone. It also takes ingenuity, planning, understanding, and compassion from dedicated volunteers. This October, the folks at Stantec rolled up their sleeves to volunteer at The Salvation Army Centre of Hope. The near 20 volunteers were split into two groups. Half would work in the food room helping  […]

Salvation Army helps with flood relief efforts in Sydney

Posted on 18th October 2016, by Maritime
The Salvation Army is on the ground assisting with clean up and relief efforts in Sydney. The Community Response Unit Mobile Kitchen has been providing hot soup, sandwiches, and beverages to volunteers, crew and community members.  The Salvation Army will be distributing donated funds to flood victims whose application for assistance have been reviewed and approved by  […]

Community Cafe celebrates one year anniversary

Posted on 5th October 2016, by Maritime
Truro’s Community Café is celebrating its first anniversary. The Community Café is a program ran weekly by the Salvation Army; aimed towards bringing members of the local community together for a free morning of coffee, tea, and snacks. “We are really excited to be celebrating the first anniversary of the café program,” said Lt. Sarah  […]

Sleep Country helps kids have a good night’s sleep

Posted on 26th September 2016, by Maritime
Thanks to the work of Sleep Country Canada and their customers, the Salvation Army will be able to give children from low-income families a great start to a good night's sleep.   From August 1 to August 31, Sleep Country locations across Canada collected new or gently used pyjamas and storybooks for donation to the  […]

Small Blessings on a big bus

Posted on 16th September 2016, by Maritime
Children attending The Salvation Army’s Small Blessing Day Care in Moncton will now be taking bus trips in style. Small Blessings recently acquired its very first bus to pick up children from the Moncton and Riverview areas, making transportation a little easier on families. Small Blessings Director, Lorraine Veysey says, “The bus is a welcome  […]

Learning with ABC

Posted on 9th September 2016, by Maritime
The Salvation Army in Sydney, NS was recently presented with a $5,000 cheque by the Kiwanis Club of Cape Breton Golden K in support of the ABC program. The ABC program provides non-perishable snacks to Cape Breton schools, allowing teachers to offer students a bit of nourishment during the school day. Children who are hungry  […]

Donate to make a difference

Posted on 8th September 2016, by Maritime
For many families, back-to-school is an exciting time as children prepare for the chance to reconnect with friends, and to explore the wonders of their new classrooms. However, for some families, the financial struggle of sending students back to school, can be an overwhelming burden. A Bank of Montreal survey shows that Atlantic Canadians will  […]

Helping kids make the grade in Halifax

Posted on 26th August 2016, by Maritime
James Woods’ office was overrun by backpacks. So was the office beside him and two others across the hall. As Special Programs Coordinator at the Halifax Centre of Hope, he knows how essential these backpacks are to families in the community. On August 24, the Centre of Hope was site of the Back to School kickoff. This year,  […]