/R E P E A T -- The Salvation Army to Partner with MOLLY MAID for Christmas
in July National Food Drive/

MOLLY MAID sweeps in to help restock Salvation Army Food Banks

TORONTO, July 8 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army is thrilled to once again be partnering with MOLLY MAID and its customers in an effort to collect non-perishable food items to help restock depleted shelves this summer.

"The national economy is still recovering and in fact, the demand for services provided by The Salvation Army has increased by more than 25% over the past year," says Graham Moore, Territorial Secretary for Public Relations and Development for The Salvation Army. "On behalf of the more than 1.5 million people that we serve each year, we are extremely grateful for the support of MOLLY MAID and its wonderful customers."

"Our customers are extremely generous when it comes to our annual Christmas in July Food Drive," says Amelia Mackie with the MOLLY MAID office in Mississauga, Ontario. "Most of our customers leave packages of food for our staff to pick up when they are having their home serviced."

Franchises across the country have confirmed their participation and are collecting food throughout the month of July.

MOLLY MAID has run other supportive initiatives in the past, including their annual winter coat drive. Since 2003, MOLLY MAID Franchise Owners and customers have donated nearly 100,000lbs of food to support the Salvation Army and other local food banks in numerous communities across the country.

About MOLLY MAID

MOLLY MAID was founded in Mississauga, Ontario, in 1979. From its early beginnings, MOLLY MAID has gone on to clean homes in seven countries on three continents including the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and Portugal. MOLLY MAID is the largest Canadian-based cleaning company in the world.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday in 400 communities across Canada and 121 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, provides shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

SOURCE The Salvation Army

For further information: For further information: Aaron Abrams, Director, Marketing and Business Development, MOLLY MAID INTERNATIONAL, Phone: 905-847-6243, aabrams@mollymaid.ca; Andrew Burditt, Territorial Public Relations Director, The Salvation Army, 416-845-8231, andrew_burditt@can.salvationarmy.org


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