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A Visit to Camp

August 29, 2023

In May, The Salvation Army Thrift Store launched our annual GoodWorks@Work® Send a Kid to Camp Campaign. By engaging 72,485 donors in our stores, we raised $193,302, which allowed us to send 773 kids to Salvation Army camps across Canada!

Attending a Salvation Army camp can be life changing for kids. As Camp Director Lieutenant Zach Marshall has said, “I see firsthand the needs of our children. I see the hurt, I see the brokenness of our world, and these children deserve to be kids. They deserve to come away from whatever difficulties they are facing in their family life. They deserve to come away and have a transforming experience at camp.”

Moreover, kids who attend our camps are given the opportunity to make life-long friendships, feel good about who they are, and learn new skills such as kayaking, rock climbing, swimming, etc.  Engaging and educating our teams is also important to help make the connection between the communities we serve and the work we do as an organization.

By coordinating visits with the various camps across Canada, our employees were given the opportunity to visit camps in person. We saw firsthand how the funds raised through our Send a Kid to Camp GoodWorks@Work® Campaign stay within the community and how local children who attend camp are able to have incredible experiences they will remember for the rest of their lives.

We would like to thank our generous donors for their donations and support during this campaign. Together we are caring for our communities and making a difference in the lives of our neighbours.