Boot barrier broken down

The Salvation Army is helping remove a barrier to employment for people looking to get into jobs

  • Jun. 19, 2013 5:00 p.m.

Boot barrier being broken down

The Salvation Army is helping remove a barrier to employment for people looking to get into jobs that call for approved footwear.

The organization’s third annual Breaking Down Barriers Boot Drive, on now through July 15, encourages people with new or gently used work boots to drop them off at Capital Iron, 1900 Store St., to be passed on to the Salvation Army for distribution to clients. To add to the appeal of dropoffs at Capital Iron, the retailer is offering 20 per cent off the price of a new pair of boots with every donated pair.

Boots can also be dropped off any time of year at the Sally Ann thrift stores at 2695 Quadra St. or 525 Johnson St.

Salvation Army also helps people in the community get back to work by offering employment counselling, job skills training and computer literacy programs.