The Salvation Army’s Thrift Stores in Canada are raising funds to support families and children in developing countries through the Brighter Days campaign which runs throughout the month of March. This annual campaign supports The Salvation Army’s World Missions Brighter Futures Program which helps struggling communities get back on their feet.
This year’s goal is $65,000 which will support communities in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Zambia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil.
“We are encouraging guests of our 108 Thrift Store locations, including 8 stores in Ottawa, to make a donation at the cash to the Brighter Days campaign and help a child overseas,” said Krista Henry, National Communication Specialist with The Salvation Army’s National Recycling Organization. “We don’t ask for a specific donation amount because every little bit helps. Information sheets on the program are available to the public in our stores.”
The Salvation Army World Missions provides access to education, medical and school supplies, food, shelter, leisure and cultural activities for children and programs for adults to help families generate income.
“World Missions does amazing work. With the generous donations from the public we are supporting adolescents and children with education and employment opportunities”, said Michele Walker, N.R.O. National Director of Retail Operations. “The Salvation Army isn’t just providing immediate needs but is teaching and building a stronger and sustainable future for families and communities.”
For more information or to locate one of our Thrift Stores visit http://www.thriftstore.ca