The Sounds of Hope

Posted on 23rd December 2018, by juneli
By: June Li Ring-a-ling, ring-a-ling, ring-a-ling. Do you know what that sound is? It is The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Bells! Each year, The Salvation Army runs a fundraising campaign during the holiday season to support local programs and services. For Jeff, ringing the bells for The Salvation Army has become a yearly tradition. After  […]

The Gift of Volunteering

Posted on 20th December 2018, by juneli
Elliot, Volunteer at Salvation Army Event
By: June Li Helping has no age limit and at nine-years-old, Elliott proves that when children give back, they can have a powerful impact on the community. At the young age of six, Elliott began volunteering at The Salvation Army Lindsay Community Church.  His first memory of volunteering was ringing the bells at The Salvation  […]

Saved by The Salvation Army

Posted on 18th December 2018, by juneli
Salvation Army Volunteer with Kettles
By: Caroline Franks  “I owe The Salvation Army my life,” said James Troughton who once called The Ottawa Booth Centre home. James, now 58 lives in supportive housing and volunteers his time during the holidays by ringing the bells at The Salvation Army Christmas Kettles in Ottawa.  James says volunteering is his way of giving  […]
Jeff Robertson and Councillor Michael Ford at Toronto Flag Raising
By: June Li  Early this morning, Salvation Army members gathered at Toronto City Hall as City Councillor Michael Ford on behalf of Mayor John Tory proclaimed December 17th –24th, 2018 as Salvation Army Week. The Salvation Army’s Brass Ensemble accompanied those in attendance with the wonderful sounds of the festive season as Councillor Michael Ford, and Jeff Robertson, Spokesperson for  […]

Community Breakfast Brings Holiday Cheer

Posted on 12th December 2018, by juneli
Whitby - Breakfast Event - Group Photo
By: June Li Christmas is only a few short weeks away and many Salvation Army locations are celebrating the holiday season with their communities. Earlier this month, The Salvation Army Whitby Community Church hosted a community event called, ‘Breakfast with Santa’. Anyone interested in enjoying a warm meal was welcomed to join the church for  […]
Salvation Army at Queen's Park Reception - Group Photo
By: June Li This week, The Salvation Army had the pleasure of hosting their annual reception at Queen’s Park for Members of Provincial Parliament. With child poverty being a growing issue in the province of Ontario, this year’s reception focused on the many life-changing programs for youth offered by The Salvation Army. These programs bring  […]

A Memorable Gala: Christmas with The Salvation Army

Posted on 3rd December 2018, by juneli
Sonja Gustafson at Christmas with The Salvation Army
By: June Li The sounds of brass and choir were brought together once again for The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas gala, Christmas with The Salvation Army. On Saturday, December 1st, over 2,000 guests filled the concert hall at the historic Roy Thomson Hall in downtown Toronto to celebrate the festive sounds of the season. Christmastime  […]

Christmas Kindness in Action

Posted on 28th November 2018, by juneli
Rotary Club sorting food in Huntsville
By: June Li Many hands make light work – which is exactly what the Rotary Club proved this past month. Thanks to the kindness of the Rotary Club in Huntsville, Ontario, 250 Christmas Hampers were packed and filled with much-needed non-perishable food items. “With all the sorting and packing involved in Christmas Hampers, the whole  […]

Christmas in the Square 2018

Posted on 27th November 2018, by juneli
Toy Mountain team and supporters gather at the CTV sign
By: June Li Wow! What a wonderful day at Yonge and Dundas Square. On, Friday, November 24th, The Salvation Army’s Ontario Central East Division celebrated the start of the Christmas season with an outdoor concert and officially kicked-off the 23rd annual CTV Toy Mountain Campaign. Team T&J opened up the evening with a blast of  […]