Only a few months into operation the Hunter Beeching Foundation is already making an impact in southwestern Saskatchewan.

On Saturday the foundation held a silent auction event in Waldeck raising some money and items for the Swift Current Salvation Army.

Renee Mailman, a lieutenant with the Swift Current Salvation Army, said they weren't involved with the event but were happy to be on the receiving end of some generosity.

"We're always so appreciative and grateful for these kinds of events and foundations," she said. "When other people in our community come together and support us, they're not just supporting us, they're supporting the community."

About $1,000 was raised from the event along with lots of toys, clothing, and household goods.

"Those (funds) will be going towards our Christmas toy hampers," Mailman said. "The clothes will be donated to our thrift store or given out as needed."

In early August of this year, Paula Beeching created the foundation in remembrance of her son after a tragic car crash.

"It is a beautiful way to honour the memory of her son," Mailman said. "We are so appreciative that she would choose us to be apart of that."

Paula said the support from the public, businesses, and surrounding communities was phenomenal and she confirmed she'd host the event again next year.