2021

For many, riding a bicycle is an essential part of childhood – but for families in need, this added expense may not be possible. The Salvation Army in Sussex has come together with community partners to create a recycle-a-bike program to ensure all children have access to this opportunity. “It’s a community effort,” explains Captain  […]
HALIFAX, NS, August 26, 2021 – Today and Saturday, The Salvation Army will be distributing more than 600 backpacks filled with school supplies for children in need in Halifax and Dartmouth. “So many families have been impacted financially over the past year that the added cost of school supplies just isn’t feasible,” explains Captain Brent  […]

How to Support Backpack Programs in the Maritimes

Posted on 10th August 2021, by Maritime
Each September, hundreds of families struggle with the added expense of school supplies. The Salvation Army operates backpack programs in more than seven communities across the Maritimes to help ease this financial burden for parents and guardians. You can help by donating new school supplies items to The Salvation Army in your community.  Halifax West  […]

New Program Helps Kids Learn Cooking Skills in Moncton

Posted on 3rd August 2021, by Maritime
The Salvation Army in Moncton has a new summer program to teach children about healthy eating and kitchen safety. Each Tuesday, up to 15 children attend “Kids in the Kitchen”, where they learn to make nutritious meals and low-cost snacks.  “We work to create quality programs in Moncton, especially for kids during the summer months,”  […]
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Salvation Army Prepares to Distribute 500 Backpacks in Truro

Posted on 27th July 2021, by Maritime
With back-to-school just around the corner, The Salvation Army in Truro is preparing for their first annual backpack program to help families who are unable to afford school supplies for their children. “We know there are many people in need in Colchester county so we decided to start our first backpack program,” explains Lt. Whitney  […]
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When hundreds of truckers and individuals were suddenly stranded at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border due to protests, Salvation Army corps in Truro and Springhill stepped-up to provide food, hydration and emotional and spiritual care. “People were in urgent need” The protests began at 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday afternoon. By Wednesday morning, word was spreading  […]

Scotian Glen Camp is Hitting the Road for Summer 2021

Posted on 22nd June 2021, by Maritime
Scotian Glen Camp is hitting the road! This summer, The Salvation Army will be operating a unique summer day camp in communities across the Maritimes to ensure children in need don’t miss out on this life-changing experience. In February, The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters made the decision that summer camps across Canada would not operate  […]

Salvation Army Client Choice Food Bank Opens in Fredericton

Posted on 16th June 2021, by Maritime
Volunteer Helps Client at Food Bank
The Salvation Army in Fredericton is working to restore dignity to their clients by remodeling their food bank to offer a grocery shopping experience. Families in need are able to shop for the items they want rather than receive a box prepared by volunteers. “It restores dignity to the families. Clients are empowered by the  […]