CARNEGIE, Pa., Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patterns, beautiful upholstery, elegant fabric, yarns and notions at discount prices are only a few things in store at the upcoming 28th Annual Salvation Army Fabric Fair. Sponsored by the organizations' Greater Pittsburgh Women's Auxiliary, not only does this event provide customers with great bargains, it is a major fundraiser that benefits hurting local families. The Fabric Fair this year will be held for the first time at The Salvation Army's Pittsburgh Temple Worship and Service Center, located at 1060 McNeilly Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15226 (in the Mount Lebanon suburb of Pittsburgh near Seton LaSalle Catholic High School). The event will run from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The new location provides more space, making room for more items, and making the items customers are looking for easier to find. In addition, lunch will be sold on site as a convenience for customers and an additional fundraiser for The Salvation Army Pittsburgh Temple.
Major Jody Kramer, The Salvation Army's Women's Auxiliary Secretary wants the public to know the impact of this fundraiser: "Last year's event generated just shy of $42,000. That kind of money goes a long way in supporting people in need in Allegheny County," she said. "We love that we can also provide people with great deals. With the economy the way it is, some people turn to sewing and crafting to save money, and this fair saves them even more--- while helping The Salvation Army to provide critical social services to hurting local families."
The Fabric Fair is so successful due to the fact that all of the items for sale come from donations. Donated fabric and related items are always in need, as are additional volunteers to measure and sort fabric in preparation for the fair. Those having donations or who may be interested in helping are encouraged to call Leah Horcholic Cross at The Salvation Army at 412.446.1534. Donations can also be dropped off at The 12th Annual Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival held from March 4-6 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. For more information, log on to pghknitandcrochet.com
Celebrating 150 years of global service as both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 127 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log on to www.wpa.salvationarmy.org The Salvation Army … doing the most good for the most people in the most need.
SOURCE Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division