MOLLY MAID’s Christmas in July Collects Over 900 Pounds of Food
Each summer, The Salvation Army partners with MOLLY MAID for Christmas in July combatting food shortages in communities across the country. When Food Bank donations are typically at their slowest, MOLLY MAID’s three separate food deliveries to the Centre of Hope in Halifax weighing a total of 914 pounds making up 116 bags were very  […]

10 years of Open Arms

Posted on 27th July 2017, by Maritime
10 years of Open Arms
For ten years, The Salvation Army’s Open Arms Centre has been providing community and family services to the neighbourhood of Uniacke Square. Since the establishment of the neighbourhood in the 1960s, Uniacke Square has been faced with a number of systemic barriers and a lack of available social services. Despite these challenges, the resiliency of the community  […]

Thrift Store raises over $25,000 to send more kids to camp

Posted on 20th July 2017, by Maritime
Thrift Store raises over $25,000 to send more kids to camp
The lives of many more children from across the Maritimes will be enriched by the generosity of local communities who supported The Salvation Army Thrift Store’s 2017 Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Representatives from the National Recycling Operations (NRO) recently presented a cheque for over $25,000 to The Salvation Army’s Scotian Glen Camp Director.  […]

Summerside food drive thrives

Posted on 10th July 2017, by Maritime
Summerside food drive thrives
Twice in one year, the Summerside Corps hosted a community food drive in partnership with Canada Post. Last fall, the event was so successful that another food drive was planned for the spring. Over 16,000 flyers were distributed via Canada Post to inform the community about the event. On June 2, 1200 pounds of food  […]

Building community one conversation at a time

Posted on 16th June 2017, by Maritime
Building community one conversation at a time
The Spryfield Community Church was filled with much conversation and laughter during the first weekly English Café. In café style, The Salvation Army is bringing peer leaders, generous volunteers and those who have recently immigrated to Nova Scotia together to learn more English and connect with one another. A theme will guide each week as participants  […]
Just over eight years ago after retiring from occupational therapy, Sheila was looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities that would be inclusive and accessible to all. With a passion for sewing, strong organizational skills and a background in adult education, Sheila decided to pitch the idea of creating a Sewing Club to The Salvation Army. “The  […]

Sewing and Socializing for People and Purpose

Posted on 1st June 2017, by Maritime
New creations are being made every Monday morning at the Spryfield Community Church & Family Resource Centre. As community members sew many items and work on projects for a number of causes, they also build social connections and confidence by working together and learning from one another. Started by Sheila Banks eight years ago with  […]