Wooden toys crafted for Christmas

Posted on 21st December 2017, by Maritime
A group of individuals display the wooden toys they have created
Santa’s woodworking elves have been busy crafting quality wooden toys just in time to be wrapped and placed under many Christmas trees this year for children to enjoy. Since the early 1980s, members of the Atlantic Woodworkers Association have been making cars, trucks, planes, musical instruments, pull toys, dragons, dinosaurs and much more, donating them  […]

Thanks to all who supported the Christmas Daddies Telethon

Posted on 19th December 2017, by Maritime
A woman shares her Christmas story
Once again, The Salvation Army is grateful for the support of the Christmas Daddies Telethon and for this ongoing holiday tradition that continues to inspire people to give. The proceeds of more than $455,000 will go a long way to support thousands of children and families providing food and toys at Christmas. Without a doubt,  […]

Michelle is paying it forward

Posted on 19th December 2017, by Maritime
Three Salvationists stand with Michelle and her donations for her adopted family
A recent move to the Maritimes from British Columbia brought back a flood of memories treasured by Michelle of the support she has received from The Salvation Army over the years of her life. “The Salvation Army has helped me immensely; their support never discriminates and it is always unconditional,” says Michelle. At the young  […]

Emergency Health Services annual toy drive expands

Posted on 8th December 2017, by Maritime
Emergency responders collect toys for kids at Christmas with their truck
For three years, Emergency Health Services (EHS) paramedics have been hosting large scale toy drives in Walmart parking lots. The first began in Truro and soon spread into Halifax. This valuable contribution supports the ongoing efforts of The Salvation Army to create a brighter Christmas for many. Organizer Brett Little, a paramedic for 12-years said,  […]
Two women pose for a photo at the Cineplex-C100 Toy Drive
Smiles, fun and laughter will fill the homes of many at Christmas thanks to the ongoing support of the Cineplex-C100 toy drives. Each Christmas, the Cineplex and C100 partner with The Salvation Army to spread the word about the need for donations of toys. Donors are encouraged to visit either the Dartmouth Crossing Cineplex on  […]
Purchase your ticket, pick up a toy and join us for the Beary Merry Christmas Concert series taking place across Nova Scotia. The first concert takes place tonight at the Rebecca Cohn in Halifax. Featuring the distinguished Stadacona Band of The Royal Canadian Navy, the Cantatrice Ensemble Girls Choir and CTV’s lovely and talented Emcee,  […]

Coats for Kids in Yarmouth

Posted on 22nd November 2017, by Maritime
This winter, the Yarmouth Community Church is partnering with the Parent’s Place Resource Centre to help prepare children in the community for cold weather. “Last year, we were well into winter when kids were getting their coats and boots through our Christmas hampers in December. The cold weather starts much earlier so we approached the  […]

The Team that Keeps Growing …

Posted on 17th November 2017, by Maritime
It’s not just a passion, but an ongoing commitment. For five years, the Prince George Hospitality staff have participated in the annual Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle keeping fit and having fun while helping to meet people’s basic needs of food, clothing and shelter. “Our team loves the Santa Shuffle – what started out with a  […]
MP Andy Fillmore, Cyril Lunney, Captain Elaine Locke and athletes from Saint Mary’s University and Mount Saint Vincent University participated in oversized and undersized kettle games as part of CTV’s kick off for The Salvation Army’s biggest annual fundraising campaign. The Canada-wide Kettle Campaign begins today and runs until December 23rd. With big feet, little  […]
When Jan Keats and Louise Armstrong, Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) staff with The Salvation Army Maritime Division received a moment’s notice to support relief efforts following the destruction of hurricane Harvey in Texas, they were ready and willing. Despite their preparation and training efforts, nothing could have fully prepared Jan and Louise for the devastation  […]