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GERANIUM SALE FUNDRAISER
HELPS LOCAL YOUTH
Annual fundraiser helps support children's programming!
Springfield MO (April 18, 2012) Help support local youth by purchasing beautiful geraniums during the 20th Annual Spring Geranium Sale, sponsored by The Salvation Army's Women's Auxiliary. Geraniums are on sale now through May 9th or while supplies last.
Each year, proceeds benefit the Springfield Corps' after-school program, Summer Day Camp, and help provide Easter clothing for children living in The Salvation Army's Family Enrichment Center. The Family Enrichment Center provides transitional housing and practical support for families that are homeless or are in crisis.
"This is a great opportunity to beautify your home with lovely flowers while at the same time beautifying the lives of those in need through giving," Springfield Corps Officer, Major Claire Grainger, said.
Geraniums will be grown by Steinert's Greenhouse & Gardens and each 5 ½ inch diameter pot is $4.75 - available colors include red, violet, white and salmon.
Group orders of 25 or more can be delivered. Order forms are available at the Springfield Corps' office located at 1707 W. Chestnut Expressway and online by clicking here. Please note that orders will only be accepted along with payment.
Geraniums will be available for pick up on May 10th from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at The Salvation Army's main office located at 1707 W. Chestnut Expressway.
To order or for more information please call either (417) 766-1227 or (417) 883-4061
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.