Kodiak Salvation Army fashion show is coming up on Saturday, April 6.
Anyone is welcome to volunteer to model their favorite thrifted items.
Coming up this Saturday, the Salvation Army will be hosting a fashion show fundraiser for the community. Volunteers are welcome to model their favorite thrifted items from the store, and Maj. Lola Davis says, everyone is encouraged to participate.
Volunteers can choose their ensembles from the thrift store’s collection. In previous years, “I had a range of ages, I had little girls, I had grandmothers. I will take anybody who wants to model anything. I would like to have some men, but men aren’t really into it,” she said with a laugh.
Since beginning the show in 2017, Davis says proceeds have gone to fund Salvation Army outreach programs. This year, she’s thinking the money could go to renovating the organization’s church.
“We just finished remodeling the thrift store. And the beachcomber building, the transitional housing, is in pretty good shape. But the church building is falling apart. So it might go into a building fund, because we have to raise at least $150,000.”
The church is at the center of everything the Salvation Army does, Davis says. While many people associate the Salvation Army with the thrift shop, the organization is also involved in helping the community with transitional housing, a food bank, emergency aid, and rent and utilities assistance.
Local chefs Joel and Martine Chenet are pitching in with goodies for the fashion show, which will be held on April 6. Admission is $10 a head. If you’re interested in volunteering, call Maj. Davis at (907) 486-8740.