/R E P E A T -- Salvation Army Thrift Stores in critical need of men's clothing/

    TORONTO, Aug. 2 /CNW/ - Salvation Army Thrift Stores are currently
experiencing an unprecedented and dramatic drop in the donation of men's
clothing, and are appealing to the public for help.
    As the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services, the
charity is experiencing one of the lowest donation periods of men's clothing
in years. Arlene Boden, Executive Director for Central and Southwestern
Ontario recycling operations says, "I cannot remember a time in well over a
decade where we have ever seen such a dramatic reduction of donations of men's
clothing." Boden goes on to say that "in order for us to meet our demands in
supplying men's clothing to communities across the province, we are hoping and
relying on the compassion of the public to respond to our plea by helping us
through this very difficult situation."
    The Salvation Army is asking the public to drop men's clothing donations
at Thrift Stores, so that donations can be processed immediately. Locations
can be found at www.tstores.ca

    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 115 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
    When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of
marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

For further information:

For further information: Arlene Boden, (905) 825-9208; Aine Curran,
(416) 890-5553

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