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The Salvation Army Camp Auxiliary Fundraiser Sets Record Attendance
Annual Fashion Show & Boutique Provides Funds to Benefit Children's Camp
Cincinnati, OH (April 19, 2012) - The Salvation Army Camp SWONEKY Auxiliary today announced that their annual fundraiser, held Monday, April 16th, had a record 355 in attendance. "We're delighted with the response to our event," stated Pat Stanford, chair of the event this year. "Our goal is to raise as much as we can to benefit the children that attend The Salvation Army's camp, so we're grateful to receive this level of support."
The annual Fashion Show & Boutique has been a fixture of The Salvation Army Camp Auxiliary for many years. Attendees had the opportunity to shop an assortment of boutiques, offering a delightful array of gift items including jewelry, apparel, handbags, housewares and unique gift items. Table centerpieces included delightful Byer's Choice carolers, featuring Salvation Army characters, graciously provided by Effler Jewelers.
The fashion show included a special segment highlighting Salvation Army uniforms over the years. The feature fashion show was presented by Laurie Wilson, and presented items from the Spring and Summer collections available at Macy's. A delicious luncheon was served in the beautiful club house at the Kenwood Country Club.
Funds raised by The Salvation Army Camp Auxiliary benefit Camp SWONEKY, a 280-acre camp facility near Oregonia, OH. Each year, more than a thousand area children have the opportunity to attend camp sessions thanks to donor support. In recent years, the camp has expanded to serve single parents and seniors too. Funds provided by the Camp Auxiliary have been used to purchase equipment at the camp, enhance facilities, provide personal care items for the attendees, and meet other needs of the camp and its attendees.
"We're very thankful for all that the Camp Auxiliary provides for our facility and campers," stated Major Kathleen Steele, Divisional Director of Women's Ministries at The Salvation Army. "With their continued, tireless efforts, our camp facility is better equipped to serve the local community." The Salvation Army extends special thanks to all the Camp Auxiliary leadership and members, and all those whose support and attendance ensured the success of the event.
Photos of the 2012 "Red Carpet of Fashions" event can be viewed on Facebook at this link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150754572837969.422760.134975977968&type=3
For more information about the work of The Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati, please visit www.salvationarmycincinnati.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyCincinnati and www.twitter.com/salarmycincy.
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About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Nationally, about 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide; locally, 90 cents of every dollar donated goes to programs and services. For more information, go to www.salvationarmycincinnati.org. You can follow The Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati online at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyCincinnati and www.twitter.com/salarmycincy.
About The Salvation Army Federation of Women's Auxiliaries:
Formed into its current structure in 1956, The Salvation Army Federation of Women's Auxiliaries in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is currently comprised of four (4) distinct groups: The Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) Auxiliary; The Camp SWONEKY Auxiliary; The Kenton County Auxiliary; and The Toy Shop Auxiliary. Each group provides a distinct service to benefit those served by The Salvation Army across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Through their fundraising efforts and hands-on service, the members of each Auxiliary make a life-changing contribution to the mission and work of The Salvation Army. For more information about or to join one of these groups, please visit the "About" tab (Women's Auxiliaries) on the local web site: www.salvationarmycincinnati.org, or call Elaine Howard at 513-762-5600.