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Hope Has An Army

Annual Fundraiser
- Join Us For an Evening of Food & Fun, while Supporting The Salvation Army's mission -

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The Women's Auxiliary of Peoria directly works to support the larger Salvation Army mission all year-round in a variety of ways. Their members serve as volunteers, fundraisers, Salvation Army public ambassadors and so much more!

Since 1922 the Women's Auxiliary has been connecting their members' dedication to local services & programs aimed at serving Peoria's greatest needs. From Fashion Shows to Auctions, or Garage Sales & Dinners - their events have always been a large part of the success The Salvation Army has accomplished within Peoria /Tri-County communities.

To learn more or contact The Women's Auxiliary directly today, please use the information below:

The Salvation Army generally defines a Women's Auxiliary as...

     "A type of an advisory organization that aims to promote the purposes of a particular headquarters, institution, or program of The Salvation Army. Its activities may include special fundraising through approved projects, furnishing volunteer workers, assistance and visitation in hospitals, operations of canteens, distribution of food and clothing, serving as volunteers in emergency shelters, leadership in group work and many other activities."


Becky Adams

Bonnie Alexander

Rachel Braker

Katie Carey

Joyce Cover

Sara Glatz

Beverly Grimes

Lydia Haan

Theresa Mangieri

Sheryl Menold

Patti Mueller

Sue Parr

Pam Roberts

Sally Sawatzki

Tami Shawgo

Debbie Sullivan

Margie Wagner

Cheryl Weyeneth

Gayle Young



Melissa Frye -

Admin Assistant

Major Anita Sells -

Peoria Citadel Corps Officer


An active member is defined as "One whose membership in the auxiliary is based on full participation in auxiliary activities and a pre-determined amount of annual dues, with the privilege to vote, hold office and propose new members. 

Support Our Fundraisers

The Women’s Auxiliary organizes two fundraising efforts throughout the year:

  •  Annual Fall Fundraiser - Hope Has An Army event
  •  Annual Spring Fundraiser - Garage Sale at the Peoria Citadel

The proceeds from these two events goes toward the Tree of Lights Campaign, scholarships of women’s ministry camps, and various Salvation Army programs and facilities. All funds raised by the Women’s Auxiliary stay local to benefit those in need in the Tri-County region

Make an Online Gift

You can give your support to The Women's Auxiliary all year long by simply making a donation to our secure page at any time. Show your dedication by becoming a recurring monthly supporter or give a single gift that will directly impact your neighbors in need from around the Tri-County area.

Click Here to Make a Donation Today

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All of the latest information about The Women's Auxiliary is available first on our social media pages. Find us on Facebook or Instagram by using the buttons below and make sure to share our updates with your friends or family. 


One of the largest efforts that The Women's Auxiliary fundraising supports, is the Peoria Tree of Lights Campaign. 

In the past twelve years alone, we have been able to raise and donate over $1,028,200 to this annual Holiday campaign. These funds stay local and directly impact families in need throughout the Tri-County area.

The Women's Auxiliary members are not only organizing fundraisers throughout the year, but also actively volunteering in The Salvation Army's services & programs. 

We help throughout Christmas time by setting up a 3 day Toy Shop for local families to utilize, and also by volunteering at the annual Red Stocking Party. 

Members also help year-round through efforts such as serving lunch at the Sylvia Fites Center or helping to plant flowers at Camp Eagle Crest.

The Women's Auxiliary hosts 2 major fundraising efforts each year. One of these is the annual Hope Has An Army event. 

This event is full of moments like the Fund-A-Need Paddle Raise, silent auction, guest speakers and informative updates on The Salvation Army's local impact.  Altogether, this program makes up one half of our fundraising support. It is a major event that brings people together who believe in The Salvation Army's mission!

Annually, the Hope Has An Army fundraising event aims to raise $50,000. This goal is met and exceeded thanks to the generosity of local supporters, sponsors and the many who strongly support our Women's Auxiliary mission to empower The Salvation Army's work.

Our Women's Auxiliary members are hands-on and involved with carrying out The Salvation Army's programs, services or events. Volunteering is an important part of our mission and every year we serve those in need, in any way that we can.