The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Austin

2019-2020 SAWA Committees and Scheduled Committee Events

Membership Event

Membership Brunch took place on Thursday, November 17, 2019

Christmas Committee

This committee will assist with The Salvation Army Austin Area Command annual Christmas programs, events and community assistance in the following areas:

Rock The Red Kettle                               11/10/19

Rock The Red Kettle is an annual country music concert, showcasing local music celebrity talent, for the purpose of raising funds for The Salvation Army in Austin, Texas.  The familiar Red Kettle will be seen at the event, collecting money for our annual Christmas service effort.

SAWA members will assist at the event by serving as hostesses (greeters, seating location, guest assistance, etc.) for this lively and fun night raising friends and funds for those in need.

Angel Tree imageAngel Tree                                               12/17/19

Each year The Salvation Army of Austin provides clothing and gifts for over 8,000 children, who, would likely otherwise go without new gifts at Christmas.  The Angel Tree Distribution begins 12/1719 and continues through 12/20/19.  Donors adopt “Angels” (children through the age of 12), purchase new clothing items and provide toys designated by their parent/caregiver.  Volunteers work tirelessly through the months of October and November, preparing donated items, sorting and making them ready for pick up during the distribution dates.

The Angel Tree Distribution Center will open it’s doors for a celebratory Ribbon Cutting on 12/17/19, and SAWA members are invited to host the reception, greet invited guests, media and volunteers.  Members are also encouraged to remain and assist in giving our clients their prepared Christmas gifts for their children.

Red Kettle Bell Ringer imageRed Kettle Bell Ringing     (Exact date to be announced)

SAWA members are invited to join this fun and joyful fundraising effort by volunteering to ring the bell at one of our Macy’s Red Kettle locations in early December.  The determined location will be attended by SAWA for the day at 2 hour intervals and in groups of at least two ladies.  Details will be discussed at our October meeting on 10/01/19.

Shelter Committee    

The Salvation Army of Austin is thrilled to ready itself for the opening of the newly built Salvation Army Rathgeber Center for Women and Children in addition to it’s two existing shelters in Austin. For immediate engagement of new and standing members of SAWA, we are excited to host the ASID Appreciation Reception on 11/14/19.

Members are asked to host reception, provide guided tours for guests and speak to the needs of the center.

Spring Event Committee     

Committee Chair: Sherri Terrill

At our second quarterly General Membership Luncheon meeting, we will conduct a small-scale fundraiser to introduce ourselves as a fundraising entity as well as promote enthusiasm and growth as we move ahead in our organization.  Members are encouraged to invite non-members to support the fundraising aspect in addition to elevate exposure of our newly formed Auxiliary.


Upcoming Events:

11/10/19              Rock The Red Kettle

11/14/19              ASID Appreciation Reception @ SA Rathgeber Center

12/17/19              Angel Tree Distribution Ribbon Cutting

12/  /19                SAWA Bell Ringing Day

04/14/20             Houston SAWA Fashion Show

04/21/20            Spring Event (General Membership Meeting)