Salvation Army Thrift Store providing support to children across four continents through Brighter Days campaign

Sri Lanka

April 11, 2019:

The generosity of guests at The Salvation Army Thrift Store will make a difference to the lives of children across four continents through the Brighter Days campaign.

Taking place nationally in 106 Thrift Stores throughout March, the Brighter Days GoodWorks@WorkTM initiative raised $80,998, a 9.5% increase from the previous year. The campaign will provide support through The Salvation Army World Missions Brighter Futures program to children in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Mozambique, Panama and Sri Lanka.

“We are continuously blown us away by the incredible kindness of our guests and our team members who work hard at making a difference for children overseas” says Michele Walker, Director of Retail Operations at The Salvation Army Thrift Store. “This is our sixth year partnering with the World Missions  team and we are proud to have raised over $330,000 in that time to supporting their programs that assist hundreds of children and young adults.”

The partnership with The Salvation Army World Missions team allowed them to support a new project in Mozambique which is one of the most impoverished and undeveloped nations of the world. Monies raised assist in breaking the cycle of poverty for these children and others.

“Your donations are helping to provide education, improved nutrition, safe shelter, recreation, and health related assistance to vulnerable children and youth,” says Major Donna Barthau, Sponsorship Coordinator, Salvation Army World Missions. “This will help them not only to survive, but to thrive joyously, knowing they have a bright future ahead of them.”


Krista Henry
National Communications Specialist
Office: 905.825.9208 ext. 119