The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary in Dallas announces that Lisa Singleton, crisis communications consultant and community volunteer, will serve as chair of the 2018 Fashion Show & Luncheon on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
“I am honored to have been asked to carry on this 26-year tradition of raising funds to support The Salvation Army and those in need in North Texas,” said Ms. Singleton. “Although the event is a fashion show and luncheon, we can’t lose sight that through the dedication of the many volunteers involved in putting on this tremendous event, people in our communities receive the support they need. Together, we have the power to affect tremendous change.”
Held at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, event highlights will include an opening reception, silent auction, a first view of the runway collection and shopping in the Chic Boutique, where gently worn or never worn designer clothing and accessories donated by some of North Texas’ best dressed and finest retailers are available for sale. Attendees will enjoy a runway fashion show styled and produced by Jan Strimple Productions, featuring donated and new couture clothing which can be bid on following the show. Afterwards, patrons will enjoy a seated lunch and final bidding on silent and runway auction items.
The shopping continues May 11-12 at the annual WEARhouse Sale, which is open to the public and includes both new and donated items at deep discounts. The sale is held annually at The Salvation Army’s Christmas and Disaster Center located at 9216 Harry Hines in Dallas. Hours are 10:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on May 11 and 10 – 3 on May 12.
Since its inception in 1993, The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show & Luncheon has raised over $ 9.5 million to support services provided at 13 local Salvation Army centers.
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary 2018 Fashion Show & Luncheon will be held on May 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, located at 2300 Flora Street in the Dallas Arts District. Sponsorships begin at $5,000 and individual tickets are $300. For ticket and sponsorship information, contact Tina Trejo at 214-637-8121.
About The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary:
The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary in Dallas 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 Executive Committee members and Committee Chairs are volunteers, and there are a variety of ways to serve. Some of our committees include Arrangements, Back to School, mass mailings, Christmas programs - Angel Tree, Kettles, Distribution and Santa Sacks -- as well as serving as a liaison for our community service programs.
Volunteer activities abound in the Auxiliary. Every year, they fill backpacks with school supplies and Santa sacks with gifts and essentials at Christmas. There is plenty of work to do at the Angel Tree and Kettles at NorthPark, and distribute Angel Tree gifts at The Salvation Army Christmas and Disaster Center. For those who are into fashion, sorting and pricing donated couture clothing for the annual Fashion Show & Luncheon is great fun (as is attending the Fashion Show!) and working at the WEARhouse after the show.
The ladies of the Women’s Auxiliary have a good time, work hard, and live by the vision of "Doing the Most Good."
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian organization that in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex provides more than 70 different programs and services to help make life better for individuals and families. Services include: substance abuse treatment, homeless shelters, life-skills classes, non-perishable food, Christmas gifts for children, a domestic violence shelter, emergency financial assistance, after-school programs, summer day camps, computer training, senior citizens services, and low-cost youth sports activities.
The Salvation Army’s religious and social service activities serve millions of men, women and children in more than 125 nations around the world. Volunteers, contributors, and other supporters make the services possible in local communities across the country. For more information, go to salvationarmydfw.org.