Pregnant and Alone

Posted on 27th August 2020, by
Prab and her baby girl
 Prab, 20, was studying in Canada when she discovered she was pregnant. Her husband resided in their home country of India and, due to COVID-19 restrictions, was unable to travel for the birth of their first child. “In 2019, I went home to India to be married,” says Prab. “A few months after I returned  […]

“So Everybody can Eat”

Posted on 25th August 2020, by
five-year-old Kennedy stands in front of trunk full of food from her food drive
The shelves at The Salvation Army’s food bank in Orillia, Ont., are now full thanks to the efforts of five-year-old Kennedy Hill. Kennedy would frequently hear her mother, Angie Green-Hill, who works in the family services department at The Salvation Army, talk about the struggles of trying to keep the food bank shelves stocked during  […]
“We knew we had to get creative this summer to ensure children still got to experience camp,
The Salvation Army in Saint John, N.B., has found a creative way to bring summer fun to underprivileged children in the midst of the pandemic—they’ve created a mobile camp. “We knew we had to get creative this summer to ensure children still got to experience camp,” says Major Tracy Goyak, community pastor. “We had received  […]

“Sonia’s Cradle” Program Helps Growing Families in British Columbia.

Posted on 13th August 2020, by
Salvation Army workers stand with items from Sonia's cradle program
In 2009, Sonia Nickle, a front-line worker at The Salvation Army’s Ridge Meadows Ministries in Maple Ridge, B.C., recognized a need for help within growing families in her community, so she set out to help. She began collecting donated items for babies and toddlers, such as clothing, diapers and formula to distribute to families in  […]

Supporting Vulnerable Communities During the Summer Months (WATCH)

Posted on 11th August 2020, by
Two Salvation Army employees hand out water out of an EDS truck during the summer
For many, summer is a wonderful time of the year filled with vacations and backyard get togethers. But for those living in poverty, summer is just another season of challenges and hopelessness. The Salvation Army recognizes that poverty doesn’t take a break and we invite you to watch this video to see how we are  […]
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The Salvation Army’s Camp-in-a-Bag Brings Fun to Families at Home

Posted on 6th August 2020, by
Major Karen Hoeft stands with camp in a bag articles
While the pandemic has put an end to traditional camping programs this year, parents are trying to fill the empty days and organize fun activities for their young ones. This task can be challenging when your family has faced poverty and difficult circumstances. For the first time in more than 120 years of providing summer-camp  […]

Community Garden Supports Low-Income People with Fresh Food and Education

Posted on 4th August 2020, by
Community Garden Supports Low-Income People with Fresh Food and Education
Although low-income people may see healthy food choices on the shelves at grocery stores, the cost of them is often out of their range. In Brantford, Ont., The Salvation Army’s community garden and food bank not only gives struggling individuals and families access to nutritious foods, it offers demonstrations such as how to cook and  […]

Human Trafficking Survivor Restores Hope on the Frontlines

Posted on 30th July 2020, by
Caroline sits at her desk ready to give hope to other human trafficking victims
Caroline Pugh-Roberts is one of millions of men, women and children who have fallen into the hands of traffickers. Today, as a survivor and educator, she works with other victims at The Salvation Army in London, Ont., to not only help them live but flourish. “I didn’t realize I was being trafficked,” says Caroline. “I  […]