Darren Salkeld Praises Salvation Army's Back to School Giving

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In an effort to help Boston students prepare for the upcoming school year, the Salvation Army, Garden Neighborhood Charities and city of Boston are hosting a “Boston Back-to-School Celebration.” Salvation Army supporter, Darren Salkeld explains the importance of the charity.

As summer comes to a close, students all across America are planning to head back-to-school to resume another year of academic excellence. However, as every school year brings excitement to students, parents must also face the rising costs of back-to-school supplies. According to a recent article from Boston.com, the city of Boston, the Salvation Army and Garden Neighborhood Charities are coming together to throw a “Boston Back-to-School Celebration.” The event will not only provide families with necessary school supplies, but will also offer an array of entertaining activities for children and their parents. Darren Salkeld, a respected business expert, has remained a long-time supporter of the Salvation Army and notes that this event is a true testament to the organization’s history of helping citizens achieve greatness.

Darren Salkeld comments, “As a big contributor and supporter to the Salvation Army, I applaud them for providing much-needed school supplies during the back to school frenzy. Each year it gets more and more expensive for families to properly equip their children with backpacks and required school supplies. I'd like to award the first gold star of the school season to the Salvation Army for their tireless efforts of continual giving to those in need.” In the article, Major Ivan Rock, who oversees Boston’s Salvation Army activities, explains the motivation behind the event, “We just want to make sure that every child in Boston has a great start to their school year. That’s why we’ve gotten together with fantastic partners at the city and Garden Neighborhood Charities to create a memorable, fun, informative celebration and to provide much-needed school supplies.”

Darren Salkeld is also inspired by the event’s plans to involve families to strengthen community relationships. According to the article, the celebration will feature interactive booths, a variety of games and a chance to visit with community leaders. Darren Salkeld hopes that the efforts put forth by the organizations will encourage other citizens to become involved with their communities and other charitable efforts. “Let's all take just a few minutes in each day and pay it forward to someone in need. I've learned from real experiences that giving without the expectation of receiving will afford you more in life than you can ever imagine.”

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Darren Salkeld is an entrepreneur and long-time business development expert, currently based in Canada. In addition to his passion for business, Salkeld is also zealous for philanthropic work, and is an avid supporter of the Salvation Army, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Save the Children, and various disaster relief funds. Throughout the years, Salkeld has not only made personal donations to these non-profits, but has also maintained strong corporate donations, from the various companies he has led.

For additional information visit http://www.darrensalkeld.com.

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