Friendship and food offered in Charlottetown

Posted on 3rd October 2018, by Maritime
Man smiles and accepts coffee
Prince Edward Island is known as the home of Anne of Green Gables and the birthplace of Confederation, attracting tourists from across Canada and beyond. With 150,000 residents, it’s the smallest province by size and population. But it’s not immune to the social problems that affect larger cities and provinces. Major Daniel Roode, corps officer  […]

Shuffler’s brave the cold for a great cause

Posted on 6th December 2016, by Maritime
"Everyday I'm shufflin'…" On December 3, hundreds of runners and walkers braved the chilly Maritime weather to hit the trails for a great cause. The Santa Shuffle Fun Run and Elf Walk was in full swing in Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Halifax and Charlottetown, with participants coming dressed as Rudolph, Santa, the elves, and even  […]

Volunteers bring hope to The Charlottetown Friendship Room

Posted on 27th April 2016, by Maritime
The Charlottetown Friendship Room is a weekday morning community drop-in centre, which serves between 100 and 200 people a day. There are currently four volunteers assisting each week. Evelyn Maclure and Ramize Rexhepi are two women who volunteer each week serving tea, coffee and donuts to bring hope to some of Charlottetown’s most vulnerable people.  […]
Tax season can be a stressful time for anyone. For those battling poverty, tax season can be not just another headache, but a roadblock to securing critical funds. For that reason, Salvation Army locations in all three Maritime provinces offer complimentary tax preparation clinics to those who qualify, throughout March and April. Most clinics are  […]
Photo Caption: Premier Wade MacLauchlan, centre, presents a donation to Captain Jamie Locke for the Bedford MacDonald House. From left to right, community and family services worker Beth Cruwys, Captain Elaine Locke and Gordie Clow. (Courtesy: Communications PEI) The Prince Edward Island government is increasing its assistance to the Bedford MacDonald House for its work  […]
Maritimers answered the bell again for those in need in their community, contributing a record total of $1.84 million to The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas kettle campaign in 2014. Kettles appeared at 200 locations throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, collecting funds from mid-November until Christmas Eve. In 2013, Maritimers donated $1.71  […]

What’s Happening: Charlottetown

Posted on 23rd December 2014, by Maritime
In advance of the Christmas season, a new type of store materialized out of thin air in downtown Charlottetown. This store didn’t have any sales, however, or even prices at all. Instead, it was an innovative distribution point, providing Christmas gifts for families in need. In the past, the store had been set up at  […]

Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Elf Walk just six weeks away

Posted on 23rd October 2014, by Maritime
Santa Shuffle Fun Run
This weekend marks six weeks to go until the Santa Shuffle Fun Run and Elf Walk. Join us for a five-kilometre run or one-kilometre walk in five different locations around the Maritimes and help The Salvation Army raise critical funds for those in need. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6, at  […]