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Operation Hope's Tag Sale: Aug. 18 & 19

Fairfield, CT - Operation Hope’s Annual “Really Big” Tag Sale will be held Saturday, August 18, 9:00am - 4:00pm and Sunday, August 19, 12:00pm - 4:00pm at First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield. Held rain or shine, admission is $1.00. First Church is generously allowing Operation Hope the use of its facility for this long-standing community event that is open to all. All proceeds support Operation Hope’s mission to end hunger and provide vital services to the region’s most vulnerable citizens in the community. 

The Tag Sale provides a wonderful opportunity for local residents to donate items they no longer have use for and to volunteer at the event – all for a worthy cause. Donations are accepted at First Church Congregational Monday, August 13 through Thursday, August 16, 9:00am - 12:00pm and 5:00pm - 8:00pm, daily. Donations appreciated include furniture, household goods, jewelry, table linens, pictures/paintings, art, toys, gaming systems, newer electronics (flat screen TVs, monitors and newer computers), bikes, outdoor equipment and sporting goods. Operation Hope cannot accept bedding, clothing, cribs, shoes, stuffed animals, entertainment centers, books, VCR tapes and tube TVs/monitors. Furniture cannot be picked up by Operation Hope. For details about donations and volunteering, visit bit.ly/ohtagsale2018

“The Tag Sale is our largest community-wide fundraiser where we raise money and awareness to ensure everyone has access to safe and affordable housing, food and basic necessities,” said Carla Miklos, Executive Director, Operation Hope. “With limited municipal, state and federal funding supporting human service programs, we still need to feed the region’s hungry people who don't have enough to eat, serve over 180,000 meals in our Community Kitchen and Food Pantry and provide affordable housing to nearly 300 households a year. We rely on our community for help, and this event is a fun way to support our efforts.” 

The event is in need of volunteers August 13 through August 20. For more information, please contact Volunteer Program Manager Donna Schmidt at (203) 292-5588 x207 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

About Operation Hope

The mission of Operation Hope is to provide the opportunity for individuals and families to experience transformative change. By addressing basic needs for food and shelter, as well as offering long-term solutions to hunger and homelessness, including affordable housing, life skills training and personalized clinical support, we help people reach their potential in an environment where compassion inspires dignity and hope. For more 

information, contact Operation Hope at (203) 292-5588 or 

visit www.operationhopect.org.

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