On Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11, "the greatest tag sale ever" took place at Freedom From Fear. A total of $1,840.25 was raised, and counting, for the Eric Peselow, MD/Joel Tricarico, MD Memorial Fund. What made the tag sale so successful was our very own volunteer group, Angels of Light. We send our gratitude out to them. A huge thank you to those who were generous enough to donate. As a result of this successful event, we can now launch our theatre and art outreach program for children and adolescents. We will keep you posted as it develops.
The weekend itself was a beautiful one filled with countless merchandise and bargains unlike any other. Clothes, shoes, women's purses, electronics, kitchenware, jewelry; you name it, we had it! An antique dealer showed his support by purchasing what he called "authentic antiques" to sell in his very own store. We sold a firetruck children's bed to a young boy who was in need, a bag of toys to another, and a cookbook to a Veteran who was excited to learn new skills. No matter what the price of the items were, the enthusiasm and huge smiles of the buyers were priceless.
Margaret Mead once said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." It is no surprise that our Angel of Light Volunteers, along with our donators, proved Margaret Mead's words to hold truth.
Alexa Aliberti & Nicole Marchese
P.S: We are still accepting donations for the Eric Peselow, MD/Joel Tricarico, MD Memorial Fund. Donations can be made via PayPal. Thank you!
Freedom From Fear is a national not-for-profit mental health advocacy association. Mary Guardino founded FFF in 1984 as an outgrowth of her own personal experiences having suffered from anxiety and depressive illnesses for 30 years. The mission of FFF is to impact, in a positive way, the lives of all those affected by anxiety, depressive and related disorders through advocacy, education, research and community support.
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Freedom From Fear is a national not-for-profit mental health advocacy organization. Mary Guardino founded FFF in 1984 as an outgrowth of her own personal experiences having suffered from anxiety and depressive illnesses for more than 25 years. The mission of FFF is to impact, in a positive way, the lives of all those affected by anxiety, depressive and related disorders through advocacy, education, research and community support.