“Not what we gain, but what we give, measures the worth of the life we live.”
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary functions as a fundraising and volunteer service group that seeks to support The Salvation Army in its mission of spiritual redemption and social rehabilitation of those it serves.
The Auxiliary was formed in 1968 after Captain Howard Palomaki asked Mazie Alexander to organize the group. With four women the first Auxiliary met in homes and began to support the work of the Army in Kosciusko County.
The Salvation Army believes in “meeting the need at the point of need”. The Auxiliary works alongside the Corps Officers and staff to reach out to “Others”.
The Women’s Auxiliary raises funds through its annual Soup & Pie Luncheon in the Spring, and Fruit & Nut Sale in the Fall.
Those funds support the following areas: Youth Programs, School Shoes, Work Clothing, Teen Gift Cards, Pathway of Hope, Hygiene Items in Choice Pantry, Education & Special Projects.
Members also volunteer to help with Kid’s Club, Angel Tree, and other activities.
The Women’s Auxiliary meets the fourth Monday of August through May at 9:30 AM (No meeting in December)