Christmas Bazaar: Salvation Army, 14 December

As some readers will know, I love, love, love the twice-yearly fundraising bazaar run by the Salvation Army, Taipei. What’s so good about it? Well, it’s kind of the next best thing to an op-shop in Taipei.  Which is not surprising, given the best op-shops — aka thrift shops — are run by the Salvation Army.  So they know how to run a good rummage sale.

If you are looking for some presents for Christmas, I guarantee you will find something at the Bazaar.  In addition to pre-loved goods, they also have a selection of handmade things.  I am really taken by the handmade soaps, made with all natural ingredients and essential oils.  Then there is the skin-soothing lotion that we use on baby if he has been bitten by mosquitos.  And Mr Taiwanxifu has been helping to make something that feels soooooo good — a back thumper for getting at those hard-to-reach stressed back and shoulder muscles.  (Matter of fact, I think I need one now!)

If you are decluttering, the Salvation Army is grateful for donations of pre-loved stuff you would like to gift.  And I would like thank the many friends who have already donated generously.  Giving is part of the Christmas spirit; and it feels great to know that the stuff you don’t need will be put to good use.

The details of the Christmas Bazaar are as follows:

Date:  14 December 2013
Time:  9.00am to 2.30pm
Location:  Salvation Army Central Corps:  No 1, Lane 208, Siwei Road, Da’an District (大安區四維路208巷1號)  [Note: the church is a small building in a side street not far from Dunhua South Road.]
Items for sale:  clothing, jewelry, kitchen ware, books and unexpected treasures.

For further details, or to discuss any items to donate, contact Major Rebecca Hsu on (02) 2705-8150 , or mobile 0936-865560 , or email

See you there!

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About taiwanxifu

‘Taiwanxifu’ (pronounced ‘shee foo’) means ‘Taiwan daughter-in-law’ in Chinese and has been my nickname ever since I married my Taiwanese husband, Sam. I love sampling Taiwanese food, even local specialties such as stinky tofu, pigs blood cake and Taipei beef noodle soup with offal. But there are many other options on the menu. Promise!
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2 Responses to Christmas Bazaar: Salvation Army, 14 December

  1. Jenna Cody says:

    Oooh! Normally I’m busy at that time but I just happen to be free in the morning this Saturday, so I’ll try to pop in shortly after it opens. Especially as it’s so close to where I live – maybe a 5 or 10-minute walk!

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