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Salvation Army Thrift Store celebrates the community for their 1st Anniversary since re-opening in Richmond Hill

The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Richmond Hill marks the first anniversary at their new location by celebrating their community.

“It’s been an amazing year back in Richmond Hill and our guests have been incredible,” says Maria Guayacan, Retail District Manager at The...

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Toronto Bloor Salvation Army Thrift Store awarded top honours as ‘Store of the Year’!

The Toronto Bloor Salvation Army Thrift Store shows that a small location can have big results, winning the top spot nationally as  ‘The Salvation Army Thrift Store of the Year 2016 - 2017’.

The 5,000 square foot location at 1219 Bloor Street West in Toronto has been...

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Salvation Army Thrift Store sends nearly 800 Kids to Summer Camps in 2017

The lives of 776 less fortunate kids nationwide will be forever impacted this summer by the generosity of their local communities who supported The Salvation Army Thrift Store’s 2017 Send a Kid to Camp campaign.

Taking place over six weeks in 109 Thrift Store locations...

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The Salvation Army Thrift Store increases support to children overseas through Brighter Days campaign.

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...

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1 Million Pounds Diverted from Landfills through Salvation Army Thrift Store and Region of Peel Partnership

Peel residents have contributed to cleaner landfills diverting 1 million pounds of reusable goods through a successful partnership between The Salvation Army Thrift Store and the Region of Peel. 

In just seven months, The Salvation Army Thrift Store’s Donor Welcome...

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The Salvation Army Thrift Store brings Community Giving to East York with their newest location

The Salvation Army Thrift Store opens newest location in East York Toronto to assist in building a stronger community for families and individuals in need.

Opening its doors with a special Grand Opening ceremony at 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 26th at 60 Overlea...

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How Your Gently-Used Clothes Can Change a Life

Christmas is over, and many people are sorting through closets to accommodate new items received. With this in mind, now would be a good time to donate your gently-used clothes or household items to The Salvation Army. When you donate these items, you help people who really...

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Bloor Thrift Store Becomes Pop-Up Studio for Emerging Artist

The Salvation Army Thrift Store is the latest ‘pop-up studio’ location of the VIBE Arts’ ‘Emerging Artist Residency Program.’

Under the program the Toronto-based illustrator and Arts Educator, Jade Greaves, will be take center stage in the store on January 11th, 12th,...

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The Thrift Store to explore is serving the Stoney Creek community

The Salvation Army Thrift Store nestled in the Stoney Creek community celebrates one year of serving neighbours in need, and serving up great vintage finds for avid treasure hunters.

Called the “store to explore” by fond shoppers, The Salvation Army Thrift Store...

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A Record-Breaking Christmas Kettles contribution from The Salvation Army’s NRO

The Salvation Army Thrift Store Christmas Kettles GoodWorks@WorkTM  campaign was kept singing with record breaking donations to support  local communities. 

Through the generosity of guests in 108 Salvation Army Thrift Store...

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The Salvation Army Set to Open New Location in Toronto

The Salvation Army Thrift Store will be opening its first location in East York, Toronto at 60 Overlea Boulevard on January 26, 2017.

Shoppers in the Thorncliffe and surrounding communities in East York will have lots of happy savings coming their way with the opening...

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A Cup of Tea Leads to Giving to those in Need

For Ristina Ferrari a cup of tea with friends has led her on a journey from tragedy to giving to those in need in her community at her annual Salvation Army Lavender Rose Tea Party.

Held each summer at her home in Stouffville Ontario, her Lavender Rose Tea Party brings...

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THE ROAD BACK TO THE SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE RICHMOND HILL

The road to the re-opening of The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Richmond Hill has been one paved with anticipation from the community, who have eagerly awaited the return of their local treasure. 

Open for over ten years in the Richmond Hill community, The Salvation...

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The Region of Peel Partners With The Salvation Army Thrift Store to Open Donor Welcome Centres

This weekend , the Region of Peel launched a new partnership with The Salvation Army Thrift Store by opening Donor Welcome Centres at four of the Region's...

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Camp Dreams come true for 608 Kids this Summer!

Summertime for 608...

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Special Olympian wins quadruple gold in swimming with encouragement from his Thrift Store family

In the water, Special Olympian Kyle ‘Aquaman’ Weaver’s worries and fears are often...

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The Salvation Army Thrift Store brings neighbours in the York region together for a ‘Community Fiesta’

The smell of food smoking on the grill with a backdrop of Caribbean music and a plethora of bicycles lined up at the front of The Toronto Jane Salvation Army Thrift Store marked a memorable first annual ‘Community Fiesta’.

Organised by The Salvation Army Thrift Store...

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New Westminster Salvation Army Thrift Store awarded #1 spot as ‘Store of the Year’!

Using postive thinking and team spirit as the driving force behind their every effort, The New Westminster Salvation Army Thrift Store has put in the hard work needed to be awarded ‘The Salvation...

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The Salvation Army Serving 2,000 Meals a Day to First Responders in Fort McMurray

The Salvation Army’s community response vehicles are serving 2,000 meals a day to first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire efforts. In addition to distributing food, water and hygiene kits, we are also providing emotional and spiritual care – a listening ear – to...

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Fanshawe college students brings the ‘X’ experience to The Salvation Army Thrift Store

Students from the London based Fanshawe College camped out infront of The Salvation Army Thrift Store on Saturday to raise awareness and funding to send disadvantaged children from the community to camp this summer.

Taking the initiative to engage their local London...

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Brantford Salvation Army Thrift Store partnering with local community to Send Kids to Camp

The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Brantford is partnering with the local community to send less fortunate children to camp this summer through the ‘Send a Kid to Camp’ GoodWorks@Work™ campaign.

The annual campaign, now in its sixth...

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Salvation Army Thrift Store raises funds to brighten the summer for less fortunate children

Camping makes hearts lighter for hundreds of less fortunate children who benefit from The Salvation Army Thrift Store ‘Send a Kid to Camp’ GoodWorks@Work™ campaign.

The annual campaign, now in its sixth year, kicks off on Monday,...

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Salvation Army Thrift Store seeks donations to help send less fortunate kids to camp this summer

The Salvation Army Thrift Store will be giving less fortunate youths from Burlington the opportunity to experience the outdoor in a whole new way through the ‘Send a Kid to Camp’ GoodWorks@Work™ campaign.

The annual campaign starts...

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Focusing on Growth in Eastern South America

In the midst of challenging political and economic conditions in Eastern South America, children in Argentina and Paraguay are experiencing growth with additional assistance by the Salvation Army Thrift Store’s ‘Give a Little, Get a Lot’ ...

Salvation Army Thrift Store becomes the Budding Treasure of Waterdown

After only one year in the Waterdown community, the Salvation Army Thrift Store  has become known for its many treasures.

Officially opening their doors on March 20, 2015 in the Village Plaza as the first Salvation Army Thrift Store in Waterdown, the store now...

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The best gift you can give a child is an education

In Indonesia and China for impoverished children an education is a rare gift. A gift that is being given with the assistance of the Salvation Army Thrift Store through the ‘Give A Little, Get A Lot’ campaign.

At the rural Shuangfeng Primary School more than 200...

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The Salvation Army Thrift Store assists in transforming lives for children in Bangladesh

Special needs and vulnerable children in Bangladesh are being given a second chance with the assistance of the Salvation Army Thrift Store ‘Give a Little, Get a Lot’ campaign.

The campaign, which is being run in over 100 Salvation Army Thrift Stores in Canada...

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Salvation Army Thrift Store helps to support children in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In the war ravaged country of the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Salvation Army’s Brighter Futures Sponsorship Program has been a beacon of hope for thousands of children who have had to endure prolonged civil wars....

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The Salvation Army’s NRO surpasses Christmas Kettle Donation Goal

The Salvation Army Thrift Store National Recycling Operations (NRO) kept the kettle boiling in the Christmas season donating $164,723 through the contributions of its 105...

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Salvation Army Responds to Goodwill Closure

On January 16 it was announced that Goodwill, which collects donated clothing and goods, then sells them to fund programs for people with learning and physical disabilities, was closing 16 stores and donation centres across Ontario.

“The Salvation Army appreciates and...

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Again, Parkdale Strikes At Our Hearts!

During the second week of December, a couple of young people from Parkdale's community named Jathu and Annamicca called the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Parkdale and spoke to Assistant Store Manager, Zena Chisolm. The reason for this call was to ask if they could give out...

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Store Of The Year

Every year we recognize certain Salvation Army Thrift Stores that stand out across the country. This year we congratulate the following Salvation Army Thrift Stores:

Wolseley, Manitoba: 
97 Sherbrook Street,...

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Going above and beyond at the Merivale Thrift Store

The Salvation Army Thrift Store is blessed to have amazing volunteers dedicating their time to helping those in their communities across the country. You'll be hard pressed to walk into a Thrift Store and not find an inspiring individual doing what they can to make a...

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AVON REPRESENTATIVES RAISE MONEY FOR THE SALVATION ARMY WOMEN’S SHELTER IN BRAMPTON

Michelle Wiese and Michelle Lockhurt were looking for a way to give back their Brampton community and to help support The Salvation Army Women's Shelter. They decided the best way for them to give back was to sell discounted shower gel and deet free family bug repellent. $1...

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The Salvation Army Thrift Store Guests Give Back!

Donations for a Brighter Future

For 13 years, The Salvation Army Thrift Store has displayed sponsorship donation boxes at cash registers all across Canada. The coins guests drop into the donation boxes, add up to the raising of significant funds to support the Brighter...

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THE SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE KENNEDY – ALEX MARTCELLO

How many organizations are able to boast that they have an Olympian volunteering with them? The Salvation Army Thrift Store can! For over a year Alex Martcello has been volunteering at the Kennedy Thrift Store location at 1225 Kennedy Rd in Scarborough, Ontario.

On May...

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Staples Advantage helps support The Salvation Army Thrift Store

The Salvation Army Thrift Store is excited to announce a new bin placement and affiliation with Staples Advantage office in Ontario. Staples Advantage will be encouraging employee engagement in a new way through clothing donations and volunteer opportunities with The...

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A young man’s quest to help his community.

Ten year old, Santhosh Rajmohan recently decided he wanted to give back to his community to help provide clothes for the homeless children, adults and seniors of Toronto. Santhosh chose this goal after seeing how the extreme weather affected those who were living on the...

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Waterdown Thrift Store, Donor Welcome Centre open for business

Feeling thrifty? The Salvation Army's Waterdown Thrift Store is now open for business.

Located in the Village Plaza, the new shop features 6,400 square feet of retail space, where shoppers will find a variety of gently used items, including clothing and housewares....

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Informing the community

On January 30th the Toronto York Community Church of The Salvation Army visited the Jane Street Salvation Army Thrift Store. Employee Matthew Craggs and student volunteer Jager Joncas (pictured) were in good spirits handing out snacks and coffee to community members in the...

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Fairchild Media's Winter Warmup Clothing Drive

British Columbia's Fairchild Media completed their 11th annual Winter Warmup Clothing Drive on December 31st, 2014. The drive was their most successful one yet with 94,104 lbs of clothing donated to The Salvation Army Thrift Store. Using its mediums of; radio, newspaper,...

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