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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.

The Women's Auxiliary of Silicon Valley is a fundraising and volunteer service group that supports The Salvation Army's local programs. Our chapter will sponsor initiatives that enrich the lives of Silicon Valley residents by meeting their unique needs. Activities may include special fundraising through approved projects, furnishing volunteer workers, leadership in group work, and many other activities. Together, we'll work diligently to raise funds and offer hands-on support.

Each year, the Women’s Auxiliary Silicon Valley will be promoting and executing between 1-3 annual events for the purpose of raising funds and will work closely with the Advisory Board.  As our chapter grows, we plan to introduce more volunteer opportunities for you to be involved with! Currently, we have the following annual events: Our springtime Work of A.R.T. event, which raises money to send 100 children to summer camp, and the Red Kettle Campaign, in which we partner with the Advisory Board to staff or sponsor bell-ringing stations across Silicon Valley.

Get Involved

Annual Work of A.R.T. Luncheon

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we've made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Work of A.R.T. (Adventure. Roots. Transformation.) Garden Luncheon & Fine Art Drawing. 

Now Accepting "Nearly New" Handbags

We will have a booth at the St. Mary's Harvest Market again this year on October 8, 2020. Proceeds from our Helping Hand-Bag event will help struggling families in Silicon Valley. If you have gently used, "nearly new" handbags that you would like to donate or would like to receive more info, please email Karyn Gramling at wa.president@usw.salvationarmy.org or mail your bag to: The Salvation Army Santa Clara, C/O Major Paula Wild, 3090 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara, CA 95051. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!

Become a Member

We are thrilled that you are interested in joining our service group and making an impact in Silicon Valley. We seek women from all walks of life who share a common desire to help those in need. To join the Women's Auxiliary or to learn more about membership opportunities, please contact Major Paula Wild at paula.wild@usw.salvationarmy.org.

Membership Requirements

There are three membership options (bolded in this section). Active Members of the Women's Auxiliary are given the privilege to vote, hold office, and propose new members. To qualify, women must meet the following requirements:

  • Attend regular meetings (approximately once every 3 months or as needed)

  • Participate and assist with at least one annual event (varies based on membership type)

  • Pay Membership Dues ($100 per year)

Women also have the option to become Supporting Members, which is based on semi-active participation. These members must agree to attend and support quarterly meetings and actively assist with at least one annual event. Lastly, Sponsoring/Contributing Members also agree to semi-active participation, with the expectation that they will attend when able, as well as fund specific projects or events.