For the second year, Meriden Emergency Services is organizing a community-wide tag sale event that will benefit a town organization that helps out people who need it most.
The mission statement of Spirit of Giving is "to help families in the community in times of need."
According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, the program collects clothes, furniture, and basic household necessities, as well as cash donations, and distributes these items to families in need in the community.
To raise money for the organization, Meriden Emergency Services is coordinating a city-wide tag sale scheduled for Sept. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Here's how it works: anyone can join in by filling out a registration form and paying the $20 fee, which is a donation to Spirit of Giving. Meriden Emergency Services will then advertise all of the participating tag sales, including publishing a map of where each is located and promoting the event. Those running the individual tag sales keep the proceeds.
Last year was the first time the group held the event. The cost is $20 to register until Aug. 30; after that, the price increases to $25. To be included on the map, registrations must be received by Sept. 6.