About Our Auction
Dino Kartsonakis, America’s Piano Showman, a title aptly given to one of the world’s premier performers of our time is auctioning his signature jeweled keyboard piano and donating the proceeds to the Springfield and Branson Missouri Salvation Army.
Dino will donate two guest passes to his Christmas with Dino show, located at the Sheppard of the Hills Playhouse to the winning/purchasing individual!
The Salvation Army will use the proceeds to assist thousands of children and families through their Christmas Assistance Program. Each year the Salvation Army hosts their Toy Shop, where families have signed up to receive assistance for the Christmas Season. Families receive toys, food and the gift of hope through the birth of our savior, Jesus.
Dino has chosen to support The Salvation Army due to his personal experience with the Salvation Army.
“ I was five years old when I was given my first Christmas toy from The Salvation Army in New York City. When my parents crossed over to the United States from Greece on to Ellis Island they were, needless to say, without finances. The Salvation Army made provision to give us food and my first Christmas Toy. I will always be grateful to The Salvation Army for being such a caring organization, who spreads goodwill to thousands of families during the Christmas Holiday Season. This Dino Signature Keyboard Jeweled Piano is my gift of appreciation for such an amazing organization” – Dino Kartsonakis.
About The Salvation Army / Branson & Springfield, MO
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
With God’s help we will be beacons of light guiding others to the saving grace of God our Father, witness to the world using our talents and resources, accept the responsibility of providing for the spiritual and physical needs of the world, both near and far, and disciple all believers for spiritual growth and ministry.
The Salvation Army provides a wide array of social service assistance programs for numerous residents in Christian and Greene counties. Available assistance includes an emergency food pantry; housing and shelter programs; community center programs for children and senior citizens; daily feeding programs; emergency disaster services; worship and spiritual counseling; Thanksgiving, Christmas and Back-to-School assistance and much more.
82¢ of every dollar goes directly toward local programs & services that help Ozarks residents in need.