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Welcome to the Women's Auxiliary

A passionate fundraising and volunteer service group in Silicon Valley.

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Donate a Handbag today

Support struggling families! We are now accepting gently used purses for our Helping Hand-Bag booth.


Welcome to The Salvation Army Silicon Valley (SASV) Women's Auxiliary webpage! The Women’s Auxiliary is a fundraising and volunteer service group that supports The Salvation Army's local programs for women and children. Our chapter sponsors initiatives that enrich the lives of Silicon Valley residents by meeting their unique needs. Activities include fundraising through approved projects and events, furnishing volunteer workers, leadership in group work, and many other activities. Together, we work diligently to raise funds and offer hands-on support.

The Women’s Auxiliary executes several annual events for the purpose of raising funds and assisting underserved families and works closely with the Advisory Board. As our chapter grows, the objective is to introduce even more volunteer opportunities.

Thus far, our events and projects include:

  • Work of A.R.T. Garden Luncheon & Fine Art Drawing
  • Helping Hand-bags fundraiser
  • Christmas Elves Project
  • Every Sole Counts shoe drive
  • Los Gatos Children’s Parade & Canteen
  • Teen Christmas support
  • Backpack Drive
  • Red Kettle Campaign in which we partner with the Advisory Board to staff or sponsor bell-ringing stations across Silicon Valley and/or create individual Virtual Kettles.


Work of A.R.T. Luncheon



Helping Hand-Bags

We are always accepting “nearly new” handbags

Again this year the Women’s Auxiliary will have a booth at the St. Mary's Harvest Market on October 6, 2022. New and “nearly new” handbags will be for sale at greatly discounted prices.  New this year will be fashion jewelry!  Proceeds from our Helping Hand-Bag event help struggling families in the community. If you have gently used, "nearly new" handbags that you would like to donate (or want to purchase and donate new handbags) please email Chairperson Sandy Baker at to schedule a pick-up or deliver your donated bags to: The Salvation Army Silicon Valley, labeled HELPING HAND-BAGS, 3090 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara, CA 95051. All donations are tax-deductible. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!

Get Involved

Become a Member

The Salvation Army Silicon Valley (SASV) Women’s Auxiliary welcomes women from all walks of life who share a common desire to help those in need. As a member of our local Chapter, you will work together with other strong women as part of a worldwide movement that seeks to meet the needs of those in our community.  If you are interested in joining our service group and making an impact we meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. To attend a meeting or learn more about membership opportunities, please contact Membership Chair, Lise Wool at

Types of Membership

There are three membership options. All members pay dues of $100 annually due October 1st. Confidential Scholarships are available.

Active -  Participates and assists with all projects/events, chooses a minimum of one committee placement, and regularly attends monthly meetings with the privilege to vote, hold office, and propose new members.

Supporting Member -  Participates, and assists with at least one annual event and attend quarterly meetings. Strongly encouraged to choose a committee placement.

Contributing Member - Funds specific projects or events and attends monthly meetings when able.

other opportunities

Volunteer - (No dues required) Volunteer members attend meetings and events to help with hands-on duties under the supervision of active members. Volunteers are critical to our success. We need you!

Donor - (No dues required)

  • Sponsors a child(ren) to attend Summer Camp Redwood Glen through the Women’s Auxiliary’s Work of A.R.T. ($350 per child)
  • Underwrites a Women’s Auxiliary event
  • Donates towards Women’s Auxiliary initiatives