CARNEGIE, Pa., July 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For nearly 90 years The Salvation Army has been supporting Carnegie and the surrounding communities with comprehensive social services. This year, the Service Center is struggling to fund its food pantry as well as the many other programs and assistance that they provide. The local Bottom Dollar store had been a huge source of food for the pantry. When it went out of business, the food pantry lost $16,000 and still needs to continue to meet the needs of the community on a daily basis. Director of the center, Kelly Melfi, remarked, "We need to raise this money, so let's have fun while we do it!" With that, the idea for the "FUN-raiser" was born.
The Salvation Army's "FUN-raiser" is a Carnival geared towards adults that will be held at The Carnegie Coffee Company, 132 East Main Street in Carnegie from 7 pm to 10 pm on Saturday, July 25th. Please plan to join us there for a night you won't forget! There will be unlimited food, coffee and shakes, as well as games and prizes to win. Entertainment includes: a magician and balloon artist, face, henna and caricatures artists, and the highlight of the evening: a professional hula-hooper who uses a fire covered hoop! Come and play the games, because everyone's a winner—especially the needy in the community! Tickets are $50 (with a portion being tax deductible) and are limited, so be sure to get yours today because this is an event not to miss! Purchase yours online at http://tinyurl.com/nswntrv or contact Kelly Melfi for more information at Kelly.Melfi@USE.SalvationArmy.org or (412) 276-4757. Sponsorships are still available.
Current Sponsors include: Abundant Life Wellness, Anna Skin Care, Applelicious, Bargainland, Bebe Nails, Tilden and Pam Bennett, Big Burrito, Helen Calaiaro, Carnegie Collier Rotary Club, Charya's, Chuck E. Cheese's, Colussy Chevrolet, Curves of Collier, Dana and Susan Craig, Rick and Deanne Cunningham, Day Apollo Dealership, Dairy Queen, Dunkin Donuts, Tom and Carole Freed, Gallagher Home Health Services, Geno Levi Salon, La Bella Bean , Dave and Mary Lance, Louis Anthony Jewelers, Maggie Forbes, More Than Words, Papa J's, Puhlman's Flower Shoppe, Jacqueline and Matt Shipton, Pepperoncini's Pub, Slice, Stella & Dot-brought to us by Courtney Burchette Smith, Joseph Tambellini, Tang Soo Do Karate, Three Rivers Ice Cream Services, Triangle Air Conditioning Co., Upper St. Clair Chiropractic, WesBanco.
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 126 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 The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division