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Orlando Women's Auxiliary

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Mission Statement

The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary is organized to promote the purposes of The Salvation Army in a local community. Its activities may include special fund raising through approved projects, furnishing volunteer workers, operations of canteens, distribution of food and clothing, staffing of emergency shelters, leadership in group work, visitation of hospital patients, and many other activities.

 Membership

The membership consists of outstanding non-Salvationist women in the community, who by their influence or activity can further the work of the Army. A Salvation Army officer is designated as an ex-officio member to act as liaison between The Salvation Army and the auxiliary.

 Structure

From the membership a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer are elected as well as other officers as may be authorized by resolution of the auxiliary. Auxiliaries may adopt by-laws relating to local settings, made in keeping with the national Manual of Advisory Organizations for the Women's Auxiliary.

The members are encouraged to volunteer in one or more of the organized committees in which they have interest. Working closely together on projects fosters friendship and a great deal of satisfaction as goals are accomplished and people are helped.

 Women's Auxiliary Manual of Advisory Organizations

Orlando Women's Auxiliary

The Orlando Women's Auxiliary was established in 2001 by Major Thelma Birmingham with the assistance of Diane Holm. Since it's inception it has championed the causes of homeless women and children throughout Central Florida.

It's main project and focus is The Salvation Army Orlando Women and Children's Shelter. Over the past 7 years the women of the Auxiliary have been responsible for major renovations in the shelter covering the dorm, family rooms, kitchen and dining room. Some of the highlights include sponsoring of new security system , new beds, new dining room furniture, painting throughout and tile.

Besides it's projects at the Women and Children's Shelter, the Auxiliary has been responsible for: Back to School drives for local children, sponsorship of Christmas Stockings and Angel Tree Clothing,  assorted groups parties in the shelter and assistance with the Orlando  Area Command Thanksgiving Day dinner "Helpings From The Heart".      

To cover the cost of projects the membership has pursued fundraising which has included golf tournaments, fashion shows and a member authored cookbook. To date the Auxiliary has raised over $100, 000 for various projects and initiatives.

 

 


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