CARNEGIE, Pa., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Have dinner at Pittsburgh's renowned LeMont Restaurant, courtesy of owners Ed and Anna Dunlap and make a difference in the lives of needy seniors and children. On Sunday, April 3rd, The Salvation Army and WTAE-TV's Project Bundle-Up is hosting its second annual "Auction Kickoff Dinner." Participants must bring a gift to stock the auction closet. The requested donation is a new item in its original packaging or a gift certificate with a minimum value of $100 per person. The gifts collected will be auctioned at the Annual Project Bundle-Up Online Auction in July 2011. Part of the evening's festivities includes a boutique marketplace featuring exclusive items for sale and a chance at some exciting giveaways.
The annual Project Bundle-Up Auction is a key fundraiser that supports the purchase of new winter outerwear. In conjunction with WTAE-TV, the annual online auction generates more than $100,000 annually. Since its inception twenty-five years ago, Project Bundle-Up has provided more than 212,000 disadvantaged Western Pennsylvanian children and senior citizens with new winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves and boots.
For gift suggestions and reservations, visit WTAE-TV and The Salvation Army's Project Bundle-Up website at www.projectbundleup.com. RSVPs must be received by March 30th, 2011 to Project Bundle-Up Director, Melissa Fereday at 412-446-1639. Space is limited to first 150 guests. Donations of gift items are tax deductible. This event is chaired by Greater Pittsburgh Salvation Army Advisory Board member and Walmart executive Marcy Park and her husband, Donald of UPMC and is graciously underwritten by Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dunlap, owners of LeMont.
Both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 123 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 onto www.salvationarmy-wpa.org. The Salvation Army ... Doing the most good . . . for the most people . . . in the most need.
SOURCE The Salvation Army