Omelette Brunch Coming
The Modesto Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary is holding its 35th annual Omelette Brunch and Boutique on Tuesday, March 11. The Brunch is at a new location this year, in the O’Hare Hall of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Brunch seating, with made-to-order omelettes, is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Boutique and Silent Auction also open at 9:30 a.m.
Tickets are available from any Auxiliary member for a $25 donation or by calling the office at 522-3209. They will also be sold at the door on the day of the event.
All proceeds are used to further the work of The Salvation Army with the less-fortunate of this area.
One Night Dinner
The invitations to this year’s One Night Dinner have been mailed to community residents. This year’s theme is “Planting Hope One Seed at a Time” embodying the goal of The Salvation Army to reach those in need one-at-a-time through every program. The support of those who come to the dinners will help each of these less-fortunate. Each year these dinners are a gala and fun event where homes and restaurants host diners with all proceeds going to the work of The Salvation Army.
Eight homes are having elegant dinner parties on Saturday, March 22. Eleven local restaurants are providing special
fare on Tuesday, March 25. Guests may choose from the Costa, Grover, Friedman, Naraghi, Ardis, Porges, Wright, or Burnside homes or Tresetti’s, Harvest Moon, Concetta, Papapavlo’s, Dewz, Piccolo Benni’s, Greens, Bauers, Boardroom, Papapolloni, and Galletto restaurants.
Prices range from $75 to $250 per person. All dinners are at 6:30 in the evening. Call Carole at 522-3209 for reservations at your favorite venue.
Frito-Lay Donates Blankets
The local Frito Lay company employees conducted a blanket drive for the homeless of Modesto. Chandra Kumar and three staff members presented 21 blankets to Major Martha Trimmer and were delivering more to another agency. Frito Lay has also been a regular donor to The Salvation Army food bank and a sponsor of the Kettle Kick-off fundraiser for several years as a valuable business partner.
Ken Elving is Inducted as New Advisory Board Member
Ken Elving, Matel Realtors, was welcomed as a new member of The Salvation Army Modesto City Advisory Board. Chair John Bree and Major Martha Trimmer presented Ken with his official plaque and membership items.
Tax Preparation is Available
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is available again this year at The Salvation Army Modesto Citadel, 625 I Street. Seniors and low-income citizens can receive help in preparing their state and federal income tax forms at no cost. Evening and Saturday hours are available and appointments can be made by calling 523-7577.
“Book of Dreams” Awards Distributed
Eric Johnston, Publisher and President of The Modesto Bee, presented a check of $4,188.12 to Major Kyle Trimmer recently. This check represented The
Salvation Army’s share of the money donated by local individuals and businesses to The Bee’s “Book of Dreams”. The annual program by The Bee offers opportunities for donating to a fund supporting most of the area’s non-profit agencies, and is administered through the local Stanislaus Community Foundation.
This year, the generous community members gave a record amount to meet needs. Descriptions of the participating agencies and their programs were published in a November edition of the paper. This year’s article highlighted the work done at The Salvation Army Berberian Homeless Shelter and Transitional Living Center and the testimony of an individual who was helped by the program. It also mentioned the provisions of help with utility assistance, food boxes, hot noon meals, commodities, childcare, youth programs, Christmas gifts, warm coats, and other necessities.