Each child in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program receives a stocking stuffed with goodies. More than a quarter of those (or 3,000) were put together this week by the faithful volunteers with the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. More than 60 women gathered at the Christmas Center in Charlotte to stuff stockings for children in our community.
“It’s an honor to be a part of such an impactful program, serving alongside women who want to make a difference,” said Cindy Polshak, organizer of the Fill-a-Stocking event. “These stockings will help bring joy to thousands of children in our community.”
The stockings include necessities and fun things alike, from jump ropes and jewelry sets to hats and gloves. For the second consecutive year, Harris Teeter also donated candy for the stockings.
But, this event isn’t just about gifts. It’s about people coming together with a singular focus on making a difference in a child’s life.
“Every woman here wants to share the blessing,” added Auxiliary member Charlotte Dunn. “And, this is just one of the things the Auxiliary does.”
Throughout the year, the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary helps the women at the Center of Hope, prepares monthly meals, and gives scholarships to young adults. The Auxiliary raises funds through events like its annual Festival of Tables event planned for next April
The Women’s Auxiliary is always accepting new members. They meet on the third Tuesday of every month during the year at 11:30 a.m. For more information, click here.