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DC Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show Benefitting Families in Need

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Washington 67th Annual Fashion Show, Luncheon and Auction is this Friday, October 28 at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner beginning with a silent auction and reception at 10:00AM and a program at 12:00PM. The all-volunteer group of women have raised well over $600,000 in proceeds over the past six years to help young homeless mothers and their children at The Salvation Army’s local transitional housing center, and send kids the Camp Happyland each summer.

The Women’s Auxiliary of Washington’s 67th Annual Fashion Show, Luncheon and Auction brings Washington society together with a common cause of making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.

This year, 600 women and men from across the DC Metro area are expected to be in attendance for the Women’s Auxiliary main annual fundraising event. Upscale retailer Saks Fifth Avenue Tysons will provide this year’s runway show featuring styles from their private label, The Saks Fifth Avenue Collection.

Proceeds from the Women’s Auxiliary of Washington’s annual signature fundraising event will support the Turning Point Center for Women and Children, a transitional housing program open to women between ages 18 to 28. Turning Point helps previously homeless mothers and their families by providing them a safe place to live, independent living skills classes, ongoing case management, and much-needed guidance as they work toward the goal of independent living.

The proceeds will also help to send local kids to The Salvation Army’s Camp Happyland, a 220-acre residential camp located 90 minutes from the nation’s capital in rural Virginia. Camp Happyland is a haven away from the inner city that allows teens to enjoy nature, sports, and recreational activities while developing new skills, make new friends, and create memories that last a lifetime.

DC Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show

Crowell & Moring – Angel Tree

Took Crowell believed that every member of an organization should give back to the community. The co-founder of Crowell & Moring made giving to the less fortunate part of the culture at the international law firm with offices in DC. The seeds of giving planted by Mr. Crowell grew into a strong 25-year relationship with The Salvation Army benefitting families in need.

The dedicated attorney and professional staff at Crowell & Moring help more than 100 families each year through the Angel Tree Program, The Salvation Army’s Christmas assistance program benefitting local children. Crowell & Moring purchases toys and gifts for girls and boys whose parents cannot afford to buy them anything. Members of the firm also donate their time at the Angel Tree warehouse – helping to organize and, ultimately, distributing gifts to families.

Crowell & Moring’s Angel Tree Coordinator Karen Lee says, “Some people would say the families are lucky to have people like us to help, but we are the lucky ones to be able to give back to our community.” Karen said it is a joy to see the parents (or guardians) of these Angels and the firm’s staff greatly enjoys participating in the (Angel Tree) program and will for years to come.

The Salvation Army is grateful to Took Crowell for his vision to give back, and the staff at Crowell & Moring for doing the most good for those most in need.