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Christmas Toy Run to bring joy to Canberrans in need

More than 500 motorcyclists from around the ACT region will take part in the annual Christmas Toy Run on 2 December.

Donated car helps young Canberrans ‘Drive for Life’

Vulnerable young Canberrans will be able to learn to drive thanks to the donation of a car to the Salvation Army’s Drive for Life program.

National Donut Day

Tomorrow, Friday 2 June, is National Donut Day – or is it ‘Doughnut’ Day? The first National Donut Day was celebrated by The Salvation Army in Chicago, 1938, to honour their members, 'The Donut Lassie'. In 1917, eleven female officers served donuts to soldiers during WWI, bringing sweetness and smiles to the battlefield.

Red Shield Appeal aims to raise $300k in ACT

While Canberra residents woke up to subzero temperatures on Friday, things are hotting up for The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal this weekend.

Salvos launch new rural employment bus in Canberra

Regional job seekers are being given a helping hand with The Salvation Army’s new Employment Plus Bus.

Don’t dump at op shops this festive season

At the end of another exhausting year, Canberrans are ready to chuck out the old and welcome in the new. With summer cleaning imminent, the Salvation Army urges the public to refrain from...

Wishing Tree appeal helps local people in need

Aiming to create a better and brighter Christmas and New Year for our community’s most vulnerable, Kmart Australia and The Salvation Army have launched their 34th annual Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal. The demand...

Lockdown spikes demand for alcohol addiction services

The impact of excessive alcohol consumption is yet to be fully seen, but local Salvation Army addiction services are reporting an increase in demand for assistance during the ACT lockdown.

Housing stress leaves some Australians with just $11 a day

A shocking 86% of Australians are currently facing extreme housing stress by paying more than half of their income on housing, the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal Research 2021 report has revealed.

ACT Salvos Red Shield Appeal aims to raise $150,000

The Salvation Army officially launched the Red Shield Appeal in the ACT yesterday, 13 May, at the Australian War Memorial Treloar Technology Centre in Mitchell, aiming to raise $150,000 for the local...

Have you heard? ‘Virtual Alan’

‘Virtual Alan’ continues support for Salvos Having collected donations for the Salvation Army for 30 years, local legend Alan Jessop is a familiar face at the Canberra Centre – and his presence there...

A life transformed by a knock on the door

This year's Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal has gone digital, due to the coronavirus. Ahead of the digital appeal this weekend, 23-24 May, one local woman shares her story ... Myrna, aged 70,...

‘Virtual Alan’ continues support for Salvos

Alan Jessop is a familiar face for those passing through the Canberra Centre, having collected donations for the Salvation Army for 30 years, and his presence there continues – albeit in a different form.