December 01, 2006 12:48 ET

Canada Post Shares Joy with The Salvation Army, Post Office Reaches $200,000 Donation Milestone

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 1, 2006) - Canada Post recently made its sixth annual Christmas donation - $25,000 - to The Salvation Army, delivering a total contribution to $200,000 to date. The post office is supporting the agency's efforts to meet the needs of individuals and families during the holiday season.

This year's donation will benefit The Salvation Army's 'Christmas Appeal' and be used to purchase Christmas dinner, toys and meals throughout the season for those in Ontario who need it most.

In past years Canada Post has made sure to spread the joy around the country. One year the donation was used to expand a shelter in Vancouver. Another year saw the donation provide toys and warm clothing for a Montreal-area shelter. New beds were purchased for a Salvation Army hospice in Calgary and, just last year, much-needed staples, and a few holiday necessities, were sent to families in remote Northern regions.

"We work with The Salvation Army to ensure that the money will go where it is most needed and will have the greatest impact," said Robert Waite, senior vice-president, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Canada Post.

"On behalf of the hundreds who will benefit from this year's Canada Post donation - and all those who came before - I extend a heartfelt thanks to Canada Post for giving hope to those in need this Christmas season," said Colonel Glen Shepherd, chief secretary for The Salvation Army, Canada and Bermuda Territory.

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