Hundreds of quilters, seamstresses and needle crafters are expected at The Salvation Army of York’s upcoming annual Fabric Fair.
The much-anticipated three-day-event takes place at The Salvation Army’s Corps Community Center, 124 South Duke Street, York, on Thursday, June 21 (10am – 4pm), Friday, June 22 (10am – 4pm) and Saturday, June 23 (9am – 11am).
The Salvation Army of York’s Women’s Auxiliary organized the Fabric Fair as a fundraiser to benefit The Salvation Army’s local youth services, which include afterschool programming, summer day camp, community center recreation, as well as Bridging the Gap – a character building and life skills course presented by Salvation Army Staff to fifth grade students in their own classrooms during regular school day hours.
All of the items sold at the Fabric Fair are the result of massive donations. For the past several months, dozens of local businesses and community members have been dropping off items by the truck load. Up for sale: fabric, quilting supplies, patterns, sewing machines, yarn, craft items, needlework, beads, crafting books, rug-making supplies and much more. The Fabric Fair raised more than $20,000 in 2017.
The Salvation Army of York is committed to doing the most good in York County, serving more than 21,800 local individuals and families each year. In addition to extensive youth programming, it provides family emergency assistance (groceries, clothing, utility/rent assistance, prescription medications, etc.), home economics and nutrition education, women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, homeless outreach and emergency disaster services.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware is a faith-based, comprehensive human service organization whose programs help individuals, families and whole communities lead healthier, safer and more productive lives. Since 1879, The Army has held a record of accomplishment stemming from its holistic approach to providing for the needs of the whole individual – physically, emotionally, economically and spiritually. The Army’s programming serves every zip code through 51 community centers and a network of volunteers throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Delaware. Programs and services include: shelter, hot meals, counseling, early childhood development, recreational opportunities, music programs, after-school arts and educational programs, job training, activities for older adults, spiritual development, and drug rehabilitation.
Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.