Wow! Is this crazy or what! We started our tag sale five years ago in an effort to raise money for our Big 3 charities that A.W. Hastings feels strongly about: MS, Alzheimer’s and Breast Cancer. Never did I imagine five years later we’d still be doing this – and each year the enthusiasm is just as strong as year one. I now see familiar faces, year after year who come to find a bargain, all knowing the money goes directly to those charities.
The proceeds raised are divided equally among our Big 3 charities. The first year we raised something around $1100 – and last year it was a little over $2100. Each year we fill at least one tractor trailer full of donated items (sometimes two trailers). Employees spend many volunteered hours preparing the items in our warehouse for the big sale, and then more volunteered hours on the days of the sale.
Each one of the charities we support has a special place in our hearts at Hastings. For some it’s a direct hit, for others it through someone knowing someone “with.” Every year we have teams that participate in either a hike, bike or a walk to honor those we hold so close to our hearts. For the Big 3 – we participate in the Rays of Hope – A Walk Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer, Bike MS: Bike and Hike the Berkshires, and the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk.
So, come join us this year! The tag sale takes place at our headquarters at 2 Pearson Way in Enfield CT. Donate items, volunteer time, come to the tag sale, join our teams. Every little bit is welcomed. For more information, contact me at 860-745-2424, extension 2280, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you – and we hope to see you at the sale!
Mary Jane Wytas
Information Technology Adminstrative Assistant