The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma and Women’s Auxiliary will host the 33rd annual Celebration of Hope fundraiser on Thursday, June 3rd  virtually.

This year the event will celebrate The Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary and their 81 years of service to Central Oklahoma.

“We are very excited to honor one of our auxiliary members this year, Annette Basey, who will receive a lifetime achievement award for her dedication and commitment over the years to service,” said Major Susan Ellis, area commander.

The program will also feature Dove and Grammy award winning artist, Amy Grant, and KWTV News 9 anchor Lacie Lowry as emcee.

The Women’s Auxiliary represents generations of volunteers who have dedicated their time and talents to the mission of The Salvation Army. The Celebration of Hope event began 33 years ago to raise funds to purchase Christmas gifts for forgotten angels, children on the Angel Tree who were not adopted, but has grown to help fund many more programs.

All funds raised through this year’s event will benefit the ongoing programs and services at The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma including the emergency shelter, food pantry, seniors programming, homeless outreach, and programs at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club.

Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased online at All reservations must be made by May 28th.

The event will be live-streamed on June 3rd from 7pm to 8:30pm. A link to the virtual event will be emailed out to registrants the day before event.

For more information on this event or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at 405-246-1109 or via email at We are excited to announce that Jasco and its Giving Hope Foundation are a premiere sponsor of this event.