Church holds tag sale for refugees
BRATTLEBORO - St. Michael’s Episcopal Church is hosting a huge tag sale Saturday, May 7, from 8:30 am to 2 pm, to be held both indoors and outdoors under tents. The sale will feature not only clothing for all seasons and linens, housewares, jewelry, books, sporting goods, and furniture, but also homemade food with live music by the Celtic band Tam Lin.
Proceeds from the huge tag sale will be divided between two local refugee resettlement organizations: the St. Michael’s Interfaith Refugee Fund and the Community Asylum Seekers Project. Both groups are actively helping individuals and families who have fled violent or other harmful situations in their home countries and who are putting down roots in the more peaceful and supportive environment of Brattleboro and surrounding towns. All donations will be directed to humanitarian effort.
Since January, approximately 100 men, women, and children from Afghanistan have come to southern Vermont through the efforts of the Ethiopian Community Development Council in Brattleboro and many have chosen to settle in the town. CASP is currently supporting 13 adults and children from various parts of the world who are now living in local communities.
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church is at 16 Bradley Avenue, at the corner of Putney Road. The sale is handicap accessible.