MARK YOUR CALENDAR so you don't miss it! The Salvation Army Toy Shop Auxiliary 63rd Annual Fundraiser will be held Saturday, November 9th at the Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road in Indian Hill. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. This beloved annual holiday event is a silent auction which includes Prize Winning Dolls, Doll/Bear packages, Bengals items, and more. The Salvation Army Brass Ensemble will play Christmas music and coffee, homemade cookies, hot chocolate, tea and cheese and crackers will be available to guests while they shop and enjoy. The event is free, all are welcome, and cash, checks or credit cards are accepted for auctions and purchases. Donations are also encouraged to support the Auxiliary's work in support of The Salvation Army.
MORE ABOUT THE TOY SHOP AUXILIARY--A TRADITION OF LOVE AT CHRISTMAS
The Toy Shop Auxiliary was started in 1956 to support and assist The Salvation Army with its significant toy distribution efforts at Christmas. As part of The Salvation Army's Toy Shop program, The Toy Shop Auxiliary furnishes lovingly dressed dolls, bears and books to the parents who come to The Salvation Army's Toy Shop for help for their children at Christmas time.
All year long in preparation for Christmas, The Toy Shop Auxiliary purchases a large number of dolls that are dressed by its members and volunteers. A few years ago it was decided to also focus on books which the Auxiliary selects with the same attention to detail and care. The Toy Shop Auxiliary has distributed thousands of books, dolls and bears to the sponsored families at Christmas, all at no cost to the families or The Salvation Army.
HOW THEY DO IT
The major fundraiser is the Annual Toy Shop Auction held in November and is open to the public. The event includes a silent and a display of over 600 dolls to be distributed at the Toy Shop. The sale of the items via the auction at the event provides the funds to purchase the dolls and books for distribution to the children the following year. For a sneak peak of auction items available this year, please see the attachment at the bottom of the page.
DOLL OUTFITS & QUILTS
It takes many volunteers and many hours of sacrifice and love to make all the doll outfits and quilts that are given away each year by the Toy Shop Auxiliary. The Salvation Army is very grateful to all those who volunteer their time, talent and treasures to benefit the children who receive the blessing of this ministry
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To be put in touch with the Toy Shop Auxiliary president or other officers, please contact Elaine Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 513-762-5600. She'll be happy to connect you with the right individual.