November 9, 2018 — Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, has announced that Diana Park’s Seattle Sample Sale, taking place through the end of the year, will be the final edition of the successful semi-annual event. The 2018 sample sale, open to the public, begins November 17, at 2611 NW Market Street in Seattle. Hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00am to 7:00pm. Proceeds of the sale of donated merchandise benefit local community health organization Lifelong, which delivers food, housing, and health services to people living with chronic illnesses, including HIV and AIDS.
Included in the sale are toys, books, and gift items all being sold at their wholesale cost. Merchandise from Blue Q, Fred & Friends, Mindware, Ingram Books, New York Puzzle, Smoko, Fascinations, Corkcicle, Harper Collins, Rock Scissor Paper, and many others will be included. On World AIDS Day, December 1, a special 20% discount will be available.
Additional product donations are welcomed through December 15. They can be shipped directly to: Gift for Life, c/o Diana Park, 9715 Triton Drive NW, Seattle, WA 98117.
Local area pick up can be arranged with Diana 206-972-4842 or Heidi Park at 206-228-4018.
Diana may be reached at 206-972-4842 or contact Heidi Park at 206-228-4018 to arrange shipping or local Seattle-area pick up.
Diana Park, formerly of Park Avenue Agents, has been hosting sample sales to benefit Gift for Life since 1992. Since that time, she has raised more than $400,000 for Gift for Life via product donations from fellow sales agencies and manufacturers across the country. This sale will be Diana’s final sample sale benefitting Gift for Life, and her goal is $40,000.
“We invite the entire industry to join us in supporting this legendary sale with product donations and with visits through the holiday season,” said George Kacic, chair of the Gift for Life board.
“For more than 25 years Diana’s generosity and advocacy have made a significant difference in the lives of the organizations and individuals we serve. Please reach out and plan to stop by to help support our cause.”
Each year, Gift for Life hosts events throughout the U.S. benefitting DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. The primary mission of Gift for Life and DIFFA is to raise funds and awareness to flight HIV/AIDS. With Gift for Life’s help, DIFFA granted $331,500 last year to 31 organizations providing HIV/AIDS service and education programs nationwide. For additional information please visit www.giftforlife.org. Follow Gift for Life’s efforts via its free e-newsletter, available at http://www.giftforlife.org/about_gfl/press-releases-and-newsletters/.
For more information on Lifelong, please visit www.lifelong.org
ABOUT GIFT FOR LIFE and DIFFA
Gift for Life unites the gift and home industries against AIDS with more than $5 million raised since its inception in 1992. In 2008, Gift for Life selected DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the U.S., as its main charity partner. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has mobilized the immense resources of the design communities to provide more than $44 million to hundreds of AIDS organizations nationwide. In 2017, DIFFA granted $331.500 to 31 organizations nationwide. More information is available at www.giftforlife.org and at www.diffa.org.
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