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Wishing You a Happy New Year!

Dear Friends, The Salvation Army Vancouver Community & Family Services thanks you for your generous contributions this past Christmas and throughout 2015.  Your ongoing commitment allows us to reach out to those in our community who need it most.  Click here to learn more about our programs and services! We look forward to a continued…

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Ways To Help This Christmas

Dear friend, Generations of Canadians have made donating to The Salvation Army their favourite way to help suffering individuals and families during the holidays. And it’s a wonderful Christmas tradition… Children who would otherwise be overlooked get to experience the wonder of opening gifts of toys and clothes on Christmas Day. Families who are struggling…

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Zipline Rides at QE Park Raise Funds for Toy Mountain

Tuesday, August 18th – In support of Toy Mountain 2015, CTV Vancouver teamed with Greenheart International Development Corporation FlightLinez Vancouver.  100% of the proceeds from the zipline rides through Queen Elizabeth Park were generously donated to The Salvation Army to provide aid to families facing serious life challenges. (Photo: Executive Director, Major Russ Holland, takes…

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6th Annual Backpack & School Supply Drive

Each fall, many parents struggle to equip their children with the proper supplies to begin the school year.  Therefore, each summer we aim to ease this stress for families living in Vancouver and Burnaby by distributing backpacks filled with essential school supplies to students in Grades 1-12.  To donate school supplies, please drop donations off at…

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'Growing Your Own Hanging Garden' with Carefree Greenery Ltd.

Thursday, July 16 – A BIG thanks to Don Mitchell and Merrilee York of Carefree Greenery Ltd. for demonstrating how to construct a hanging garden using a plastic bag, and fertilizer, along with tomato and marigold plants. The ‘Growing Your Own Food Bank’ Community Gardening Club workshop demonstrated to its 20 participants that an accessible…

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Help Change a Life—Send a Child to Camp

Summer is here and Salvation Army camps are gearing up to provide vulnerable children with the time of their life.  Just one camp experience can change a child’s life forever. Kids learn valuable, life-long lessons at camp. “There was more to camp than just fun and games. Rock climbing and three-day canoe trips taught me…

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'Growing Your Own Food Bank'

A BIG thanks to Vancouver Coastal Health – Healthy Living Program  for approving a $4,000.00 grant to help support our Community Gardening Club and `Growing Your Own Food Bank’ initiative.  The project is scheduled to operate from June, 2015 to May, 2016 and aims to secure fresh produce to low-income families.  Through promotion and education,…

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Kay Grieve Awarded The Volunteer Of The Year 2015 Service Award

CONGRATULATIONS to Kay Grieve for being awarded The Salvation Army Vancouver Community & Family Services Volunteer Of The Year 2015 Service Award!  We thank-you for your outstanding services and your ongoing commitment to the Christmas Kettle Campaign.

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YWCA Youth Give Back To Community Through Food Drive

A BIG thanks to the grade 7 students of Sexsmith School enrolled in the YWCA‘s after school programs ‘Welcome To My Life‘ and ‘Boys For Real!’  Leaders Amanda and Annina challenged the group to coordinate a community service project that allowed them to give back to the community.  The group chose to organize a food…

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Partners For Change

This year, resolve to partner with The Salvation Army and be a force for good for those in most need.