The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary to Host 19th Annual Fundraiser to Benefit Homeless and At-Risk Families in Hillsborough

Event will feature the
latest fashions and a diverse silent

        TAMPA, Fla. (April 4, 2012)
–   The Salvation Army Tampa Women’s Auxiliary will
host its 19th Annual Fashion Show Luncheon & Silent Auction
on Monday, April 16, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the DoubleTree
Hotel in Tampa. Funds raised will support The Salvation Army’s programs
serving homeless, hungry and at-risk families in Hillsborough County. 

Current fashions from Ann Taylor (International Plaza), Cache
(WestShore Plaza), Clothes Friends Boutique, and Salvation Army Family
Stores will be modeled by Auxiliary members and other local professional
women. Models will be escorted to the runway by U.S. Army Private James
Kropp, the son of a local Salvation Army employee.

The silent auction will offer a variety of items from gift baskets
and jewelry to spa treatments and vacation destinations. Some items
available for bid include:

  • Aday cruise for eight aboard a55-foot motoryacht (docked in Tampa Bay)
  • 7 nights in a deluxe cabin in the mountains of Murphy, North Carolina
  • A Kindle Fire (with case) and Amazon gift card
  • Golf for four at Saddlebrook Resort
  • An authentic African safari basket
  • Family four-packs of tickets to Disney World®, SeaWorld® and Busch
  • A Zoom! 2 Teeth Whitening Treatment
  • A Botox® treatment valued at $700

 “Our goal is to raise at least $30,000 to support The
Salvation Army’s local programs serving homeless and at-risk families,” said
Linda Barker, Women’s Auxiliary president. “In recent years, The Salvation
Army has experienced increased demand for their services as donations have
declined. The funds we raise will help meet the extraordinary need
that exists in our community.”

 Table sponsorships begin at $550. Patron tickets are $100.00;
individual tickets are $55.00. For more information, please contact
Christi Snyder at christine_snyder@uss.salvat
or (813) 549-5285, ext. 412.

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 Media contacts: 

Moira Hinson, Director of Development, 813.224.9119 or moira_hinson@uss.salvationar
my. org

Linda Zipkin, Coordinator of Community Relations, 813.224.9207 or linda_zipkin@uss.salvationarmy.

B.J. Wegman, Event Co-Chair, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary,

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