Fundraising for the Needy Through Contestants
One of the biggest problems facing our youth today is a lack of understanding in social and economic issues. Many young people are unaware of the daily struggle for survival that individuals living in poverty face, or the power that they have to help those people in need even in their own community.In 2010, Allen County Salvation Army created the Miss Queen of Charities fundraiser; an event designed to engage youth in community involvement while celebrating inner beauty. The Miss Queen of Charities pageant is a non-glitz, community pageant where girls (and now boys!) from all walks of life come together to showcase their poise, personality and charitable works within the community. 100% of all proceeds go to needy families in Allen County through The Salvation Army’s Social Service programs.
Consider lending your support by sponsoring one of our contestants! Listed are some of our extraordinary fundraisers, working to make a difference right here in Fort Wayne. Starting at just $5.00, sponsorship is limited only to your financial ability and the generosity in your heart. You may sponsor as many contestants as you like; each contestant will be notified when funds are donated into their “online kettle”.
For every $10 raised, The Salvation Army can provide Christmas for a child in need.
Every $25 can provide a needy child with a backpack full of supplies for the Back to School season.
Every $50 can feed a hungry family of four from our food pantry.
Every $250 can keep stop a family from becoming homeless through our Emergency Assistance programs.
Here are just a few of our contestants; please consider helping one of them reach their goal!
Hi! My name is Dalia and I’m 2 years old! I love to color, play dress up and dance with my mommy. I don’t have very many dislikes…except, of course, nap time! I hope you sponsor me in my first Toddler Miss Queen of Charities Pageant so I can pay it forward to the community that has helped our struggling family so much in the past.
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Hi! My name is Austyn and I’m 2 years old. I live with my mommy, daddy, and my best friend (a dog named Chewy!) I love macaroni and cheese, bananas and running around a lot. This is my first pageant and I’m really excited to see if I can get some sponsors here to help me help families in need!
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Hi! My name’s Grace and I’m in the Toddler Miss Queen of Charities pageant. I’m the youngest of three sisters. I love macaroni and cheese and my favorite color is purple. I dislike sandwiches and spiders! I really hope you consider sponsoring me because I want to see if I can hit my goal of $250. I may be little, but my heart is mighty!!
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Hi. My name is Taya and I am 4 years old. I have an older brother who I just adore. I love to dance, sing, play dress up and do gymnastics. This is my second year being in the Miss Queen of Charities pageant and not only am I learning social skills, building self confidence and having fun, I am also learning how to help those in need by raising money for them. Everything I am learning through the pageant will benefit me for life.
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Hi, my name is Lucia and this is my first Toddler Miss Queen of Charities pageant. I’m 3 years old and I have four brothers and two sisters. I love spending time with my family and playing dress up. I really hope you will consider sponsoring me because I want to help as many people as possible with the money I raise here!
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Hi! My name is Sienna and I’m in the Toddler Miss Queen of Charities pageant. I love dolls, stuffed animals and all pets. I have an older brother, a baby sister, and a dog named Maddie. Please consider sponsoring me so that I can help people in need!
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Hi! My name’s Tristin and I’m 3 years old. I’m the middle of three children; I have an eight year old and a 7 week old baby sister. I love watching Mickey Mouse, camping and playing with my family. I only have one dislike: the time out corner! This is my first pageant, and I hope you’ll consider helping me to reach my goal in the Toddler Mr. King of Charities Pageant!
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Hi, my name is Canaan and I’m two years old. This is my first charity pageant. I like pineapple, puzzles and chasing my puppy. I dislike naptime…and political debates! Please consider sponsoring me for the Toddler Mr. King of Charities Pageant and help me help others in the community!
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Hello!!!! My name is SummerAnn I am a very out going 7 year old who loves 2 try new things all the time!!! I am a VERY PROUD ARMY DAUGHTER to two dads real and stepdad they our my HERO’S in CAMO as mom would say!!! I love to sing,dance and draw.I dislike when my brother is MEAN to me,maybe one day he will understand I’m his biggest fan!!! This is my third year in the Little Miss Queen of Charities Pageant,I love to help people in need and with doing the pageat I get 2 raise money every year and I must say for only being 7 I do a pretty good job at it every year. So I hope u take the time out to sponsor me this year and HELP me HELP people in need..Deep down it feels good to help others…Thanks again from SummerAnn
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My name is Piper and I’m 6 years old. I love gmnastics, singing, horseback riding, and of course, pageants! I dislike salami and baby toys. This is my second year fundraising for the Miss Queen of Charities pageant. I hope you sponsor me as I try again to help raise money for needy families.
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Hi! My name is Gillian. I will be 8 years old this year. I love singing, dancing, and playing with my brothers and sisters. When I grow up, I hope to become a veterinarian, because I really love all animals! I’m asking for sponsors to help needy families; it makes me very sad to think of all of the kids who don’t have coats in the cold winter time and Salvation Army helps with that. Thanks!!!
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Hi my name is Rhiana and I am 6 years old. I am in first grade and I love going to school to learn and play with my friends. I like having movie nights with mommy and having Pizza Hut outings with Meemaw and great Grandma. I like volunteering with mommy for the Salvation Army and I really hope you will sponsor me so I can raise money for the local community as well!! Thank you!
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Hi, My name is Reagan and I’m competing in the Little Miss Queen of Charities pageant. I’m one of three girls in my family..and my mommy’s getting ready to have a boy! I like playing with my friends and family and helping people, so I really hope you sponsor me so that I can do it through the pageant. Thanks!
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Hi! My name is Amarra and this is my second year in the Little Miss Queen of Charities Pageant. I’m the oldest sister my one year old triplet siblings (one sister and two brothers.) I like dinosaurs, cheerleading and crafting, and hope to become a Paleontologist when I grow up. Thank you for supporting me!
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Hi, my name is Seth. I just turned 8 and I’m competiting in the Boy’s Division. I’m from a big family with two boys and three girls. My favorite things to do are to ride my bike, play outside, and avoid cleaning my room. I’m a typical boy; I get dirty a lot, and I wear out my shoes pretty quick! When I grow up, I want to write books because I like creating new worlds and stories. I’m in the pageant because I think I can strut my stuff pretty well, but also because I know it will help kids who don’t have a lot have a better life.
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Hi! My name is Aubrey and I am 8 years old. I like dancing, acting, basketball, art, and baking. This is my first pageant
and I am very excited! Please donate to help me raise money for the Salvation Army! I want to help families because I think family is the most important thing you can have!
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Hi, I’m Sincere and I’m almost six years old. I love playing video games, watching tv, playing outside, taking pictures, drawing and writing. When I grow up, I want to be a police officer or maybe a football player in the NFL. I love helping people and hope that you will sponsor me in my first pageant!
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Hi! I’m Jonah and I’m the youngest of three children in my family. I love playing sports and being active; my dream is to one day become a surgeon and to help people through my work. Please consider donating to The Salvation Army; this is the first year that boys are in the pageant and we can raise money just like the girls do!
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My name is Aurora and I am nine years old. I was born in Portland, Oregon but have lived in Fort Wayne since I was two. I love dancing, singing and acrobatics! I love being a part of the Salvation Army pageant each year, but I am most proud of all of the money I have raised for the families in need. This year I hope to DOUBLE the money I raised! Please help me get there by sponsoring today.
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Hello, my name is Julian and I’m 10. I’m the oldest of five children in my family; I have a brother, sister and a set of twin baby sisters. I like reading and playing with my brother and sisters…but my favorite thing is to cook! I’m learning how and I really love cooking for my family! I like being involved in the pageant because all of the money we raise goes to helping needy families. I think if everyone just did a little bit to help others, we could all work together to make a BIG difference!
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Hi! I’m Noah, and I’m the oldest in our family (I have a younger sister and a younger brother as well.) I’m really active in outdoor activities, Boy Scouts, Youth Ministries and just spending time with my family and friends. My biggest aspiration is to one day become a surgeon. I believe in helping people through The Salvation Army, and in general through service in our community. Through God, all things are possible, especially when we all work together in love. Thank you for your support!
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Hi I’m JaKaylah and I am 9 years old.
I am the oldest and only girl of three bothers.
I love School, Monster High, art and anything where I can be creative! I also love cheerleading!
My favorite foods are pizza, soft pretzels with cheese and most recently the Whopper!
I am hoping that you will consider sponsoring me because helping people in need is important to me and my family.
As I grow up, I plan on continuing to be a service to my community!
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Hi, my name is Brianna, I am 10 years old and a 5th grader at Holy Cross. I enjoy singing, playing soccer and volleyball, cheer leading and running track. When I grow up I want be a veterinarian and of course Miss America. I hope to you will sponsor me as I would like to help as many needy families as I can.
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Hi, my name is Samantha and I’m competing in the Junior Miss Queen of Charities pageant. I like horses, square dancing, and trips to Michigan with my family. I usually don’t like getting up in front of big crowds, but pageants are a lot of fun and I love raising money for The Salvation Army. Thanks!
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Hello! My name is Margot’ Joy and I’m an 11 year old 5th grader at Blackhawk Christian Elementary School. I have an older sister and a younger brother. I love to read, write stories, dance and sing and am enjoying a new experience of learning to play the trombone this year. When I grow up I hope to be an artist in the beauty profession or a lawyer. I’m excited to be participating in the 2013 Queen of Charities Pageant and look forward to meeting new friends and helping raise money for the Salvation Army. I would sincerely appreciate your support. Thank you!
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Hi, my name is Emily Anne and I’m almost 9. I’m the oldest of three (I have a three year old brother and a baby sister). I like dancing, playing with my friends, animals and bowling, and hope to become a Vet when I grow up. This is my second year competing in the Miss Queen of Charities pageant, and I hope you consider sponsoring me to help others!
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My name is Hannah and I’m the 2011 Junior Miss Queen of Charities. This year I’m competing in the Teen Miss division. I’m the only girl in my family, and I like fashion, ballet, and volleyball and my dream is to one day become a pediatrician. I’m really excited to see how much we can raise through The Salvation Army; just a little can go a long way!
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Hi my name is Tamia Faye. I am a 11 year old 6th grader at Jefferson Middle school. I am involved in knitting club, girl talk, and jewelry club! When I’m not in school I love to sing, dance, and spend time with my family! I’m very excited to be in the Miss Queen of Charities Pageant and help those in need.
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Hi, I’m TC and I’ve been involved in The Salvation Army’s programs for a few years now. This is my first Queen of Charities pageant and I’m excited to be entering the Teen Division. Please consider sponsoring me and spreading the hope throughout the community!
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Hello, My name is Tara. I’m 18 years old and a Senior in high school. I like hanging out with friends and being a FCA leader. I dislike spiders and heights. My hobbies are cheer leading, soccer and basketball. Being the oldest child in my family, I’ve always believed in helping others through Christ. I hope you will help me in this journey through sponsorship as I compete for Miss Queen of Charities. Thank you!
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My name is Lauren and I am currently a sophomore at Purdue University studying Elementary Education with a concentration in Reading. My aspiration is to become an outstanding elementary school teacher to underprivileged youth in an urban setting. A community is only as strong as its leaders, and I feel blessed to have been apart of a community that felt more like an extended family than a town or city. I believe that it is important to be a role-model for the youth of a community, because one never knows whom they may inspire next. As a teacher I hope to inspire the youth of my community everyday by being a leader that exemplifies the qualities of honesty, integrity, and compassion just as those in my own community did for me. In doing so, I will make my community a better place as well as make myself a better leader for the future.
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I’m 21 years old and attend IPFW where I’m studying Anthropology. I love traveling and learning about cultures all around the world. If we can learn to be understanding of each others beliefs, customs and traditions, we can accomplish anything. I also volunteer with Faith In Motion Dance Studio where I help teach dance to little kiddos. I love being apart of a group that not only puts smiles on peoples faces but also teaches valuable lessons through Christ. Help me make a difference in a great community! It’s amazing what we can do when we come together!
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Hello, my name is Jody and I’m a contestant in the Mrs. division of the Queen of Charities Pageant. I feel giving back is one of the most important things we can do in life. We need to spread love to make the world a better place, and giving is one of the best ways to show love.
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Hi, My name is Racheal and I’m competing in the Mrs Queen of Charities pageant. I’m currently a student at IPFW, working towards my dream of becoming a teacher. My likes include laughing with friends and being creative, whether in the classroom or at work. My dislikes are peaches. Thank you for your support!
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Hi, my name is Deidre. I’m a 25 year old Fashion Marketing and Management student at Indiana Tech. One day I hope to have my own clothing line for all women’s sizes because I believe that no matter a woman’s size, she should always feel beautiful. Please sponsor me today so that together we can help The Salvation Army make a difference in the lives of those in our community. Thank you, and God Bless!
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2012 Queens of Charity
We are the 2012 Queens of Charities! (left to right)
Alece, Mrs; Holly, Miss; Kylee, Teen; Elizabeth, Little; Arianna, Junior; Aaliyah, Toddler.
During our year-long reign, we have had the opportunity to help the community through various activities including:
*Shopping for school supplies for needy children
*Serving meals to volunteers
*Interviewing clients in need of assistance
*Modeling in TSA’s Fall Fashion Show and Charity Auction
*Sorting and Distributing Christmas gifts for those in need
*Bell Ringing during the holiday season
Being a Queen of Charity is a busy job, but always fun and rewarding! Our last task as queens is to help as many families as possible with our online kettles. Please help us reach our goal of $250 by clicking on the link below. Thank you for your support and for allowing us to be your 2012 Queens of Charity!
To Sponsor The 2012 Queens of Charity, Click Here
For information on becoming a contestant, a business sponsor, or for a listing of our 2013 sponsors, click here or contact Jama_Smith@usc.salvationarmy.org
To vote for your favorite contestants online, check out our Facebook pages:
Toddler Miss Little Miss Junior Miss Pre Miss Miss Mrs Kings