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Kelly Perkins, Lisa Singleton, 2020-2021 Women’s Auxiliary President, Katherine Coker

The September 15, 2020 event has been canceled

 Every year, The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary looks forward to gathering in fellowship with its Auxiliary members and Salvation Army supporters for the annual Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show & Luncheon.  It is a special event with a rich history that serves as the Auxiliary’s largest fundraiser.  It is with great sadness that the difficult decision has been made to cancel the annual event scheduled on September 15, 2020.          

Lisa Singleton, 2020-2021 Auxiliary President, said, “This was not a decision made lightly, but it is the right thing to do for the safety and well-being of our donors, supporters, members and for the people served by The Salvation Army.”          

At the forefront of any decision made is how to maximize the funds the Auxiliary can grant to its beneficiaries. Ultimately, current gathering and social distancing guidelines significantly impact not only how many can attend the Fashion Show & Luncheon, but also shopping in the Chic Boutique and After Sale, which are large components of this fundraising event.         

The work of The Salvation Army continues as they remain on the front lines of this global pandemic serving this community’s most vulnerable. The need is greater now more than ever, especially for those disproportionately impacted by this pandemic.  It is with a grateful heart that The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary thanks supporters who have already contributed to the 2020 Fashion Show & Luncheon who are making their contributions a fully tax-deductible gift to support the great work of The Salvation Army of North Texas.        

The good news is that plans are in place for next year! Kim Hext has graciously agreed to stay on as Chair of the event, where Carol Seay will be honored with the Margot Perot Service Award. Ellen McStay will also continue her role as Honorary Chair.  Margaret Hancock is 2019/20 Women’s Auxiliary President. Major Bethany Hawks is Area Commander for The Salvation Army of North Texas.

Mark your calendars for the 2021 Fashion Show & Luncheon, to be held Tuesday, April 6 at the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center.           

Kim said, “We are grateful for the support of everyone who has donated their gently loved couture clothing and accessories. Those donations originally tagged for this year’s event will be carefully placed in storage and make their appearance at the 2021 Chic Boutique, Fashion Show and After Sale. Donations of gently worn couture fashions and accessories are welcome! Please contact The Salvation Army in advance so drop-off can be arranged.”  Call 214-637-8121 or email  dfw.auxiliary@uss.salvationarmy.org

Everyone looks forward to getting together to celebrate “doing the most good” for our community.

For more information and updates, visit the website at  www.bidpal.net/sawadfw

 About The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary:    The Dallas Women's Auxiliary is the local expression of a world-wide movement that seeks spiritual redemption and social rehabilitation of those it serves.  It functions as a fundraising and volunteer service group and have many projects and programs that can satisfy an eagerness to volunteer.

 All members are volunteers who are passionate and dedicated to serve others. There are many committees that can help you find your passion including mass mail, back to school, angel tree, kettles, Santa sacks or serving victims of human trafficking and domestic violence.

 Feed your passion and volunteer at one of the many activities throughout the year. We focus on children and families when we fill backpacks with school supplies, stuff small gifts  in our Christmas Santa Sacks, or provide a meal to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. We support our Veterans and distribute lap blankets to those living in the VA Residential Center. We support sobriety and provide birthday cakes to families celebrating monthly milestones in recovery. We embark on the Spirit of Christmas and volunteer at the NorthPark Angel Tree, help with gift distribution at The Salvation Army Christmas and Disaster Center or ring a bell at an iconic Christmas kettle.  For those who love fashion, you can sort and inventory donated couture clothing and accessories for the annual Fashion Show & Luncheon or volunteer at the Fashion Show After Sale.  All of these projects make a difference while having fun and fellowship with others who value your time and support.

 The ladies of the Women’s Auxiliary have a good time, work hard, and believe in the branding of "Doing the Most Good."     dfw.auxiliary@uss.salvationarmy.org 

(Photos from previous events by Dana Driensky. Courtesy photo of  Major Bethany Hawks.)

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