The Salvation Army Thrift Store increased its support and assistance of underprivileged children overseas through their newly branded Brighter Days GoodWorks@WorkTM campaign, previously known as Give A Little Get A Lot.
Carried out in March in 109 of NRO’s Thrift Stores across Canada, the campaign raised a new record of $63,013 to support Salvation Army World Missions’ Brighter Futures sponsorship program in Sri Lanka, South America East, Democratic Republic of Congo and Bangladesh. This exceeds this year’s year $40,000 and surpasses last year’s contribution by over $23,000.
“It is obvious by this incredible support, that helping children in these developing countries remains very close to the hearts of our guests and donors,” says Michele Walker, National Retail Operations Manager, The Salvation Army Thrift Store. “This campaign, and support given to the World Missions team is also very important to our hard-working staff and volunteers who give it their all to make a difference in a child’s life.”
All monies raised will be used to break the cycle of poverty for hundreds of children in the countries being supported by NRO Thrift Stores providing basic necessities, educational opportunities, medical care and assistance to sustainable economic programs.
“Thank you, the Brighter Days campaign has been a total success beyond our dreams although not beyond the great needs of the children. We will be able to help more children, in a consistent way, through your excellent effort and generosity!" said Major Donna Barthau, Sponsorship Coordinator at The Salvation Army. “Being able to go to school regularly, and have nutritious meals for growth in body and mind, is essential to the successful development of children. The amazing support of the Thrift Stores guests and staff have provided a good start in life for hundreds of impoverished and vulnerable children. Children who would be forever caught in the cycle of poverty and compromised health now have hope of a brighter future for themselves, their family and the community.”