Rochester Hills Salvation Army Thrift Store hosts 8th annual spring auction, May 5

Here is your chance to purchase some truly unique items for a great cause.

Collectors and bargain shoppers alike will be thrilled with the fabulous finds at The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Rochester Hills, as its hosts its 8th annual spring auction on Saturday, May 5, 2012.

Nearly 1,000 lots will be available for bid starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m., with a preview beginning at 9 a.m.

This sounds like so much fun.  I just looked at the photo gallery listing of the items and saw so many really nice items.

“From Gibson guitars to full-size cars, The Salvation Army has seen a variety of unique merchandise cross the auction floor. We’re excited to host another successful auction this spring,” said Brian Smith, manager of the Rochester Hills thrift store. “Last year we raised $35,400 for The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers, and we are confident this year’s lineup of items will inspire auction goers to raise their paddles and help a great cause.”

All proceeds from the auction benefit The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Centers, independently funded, 180-day residential rehabilitation programs for adults.

This year bidders can expect to see unique and antique housewares, fine oil paintings, various autographed tchotchke, musical instruments, a vintage Electric Razor Scooter and even a beautiful, historic sampler created in 1819.

The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Rochester Hills is located at823 East Auburn Roadin Rochester Hills.

For those unable to attend the auction, you are invited to register for absentee bidding and have auction staff place bids for you. To see a full lineup of auction items and to learn more about absentee bidding, visit or contact Oz Zamora at 586-978-0369.


Founded by William Booth in London, England, in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. The ARC is an integral part of TSA’s mission, and offers substance-abusing adults the opportunity to rebuild their lives through a voluntary, short-term residential self-help program designed to establish a sense of dignity, self-esteem and personal strength that will allow them to resist the desire to abuse a substance and regain their rightful place as contributing members of society. Completely self-funded, the ARC draws its entire operating budget from the revenue of the 32 Salvation Army Thrift Stores located in Southeast Michigan. For more information visit or call 313.965.7760.



Celebrities Donate Clothes to End Child Hunger Now

Celebrities have joined the fight against child hunger by donating items to to raise money for Feeding America in the campaign Child Hunger Ends Here.

From Dana Delaney’s Christian Dior dress to Courtney Cox’s BCBG top to David Arquette’s autographed tee, there is something special to purchase to help in the fight to end child hunger.

Here is Dana Delaney talking about the campaign that will hopefully make a huge dent in this fight for the children in America:

Disclosure: I was chosen to be the blogger correspondent for Detroit and will be compensated for my travel and expenses to LA and other expenses that will I am expected to incur. I feel very strongly about making this campaign a success and all the opinions expressed in this post are mine and mine alone and are not influenced in any way by anyone.