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Home Builders tag sale

The Home Builders Association of Western Massachusetts will be conducting a charitable tag sale May 19 and May 20 to benefit the Leukemia Society. This annual charitable event will be held at the association's headquarters at 240 Cadwell Drive in Springfield. This is the third year the association has conducted this charitable event with previous year's proceeds having gone to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Cancer Walk.

Members, staff and friends of this trade association will donate an array of household items and building materials for this two-day event. The hours of the tag sale will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day and will be held rain or shine.

All unsold items will be donated to various charitable groups. Children's books will be donated to Springfield area schools. Paperback books, CD's and DVD's will be included in care packages for which benefits servicemen and women stationed in Iraq. All other unsold items will be donated to the Salvation Army.

The association is accepting donations of items from the general public such as clean clothes, furniture, household items, sporting goods, electronics, building materials, books, baby items, and small appliances. If you would like more information about this event, or if you would like to donate items, contact Tina Smith or Deborah Schaeffer at the association office at 733-3126. (Pickup of donated items may be available in certain areas.)

The Home Builders Association of Western Massachusetts is a non-profit trade association with over 450 companies representing professionals in the residential construction industry. They are the producers of the "Original" Western Massachusetts Home and Garden Show. The association conducts many charitable endeavors throughout the year for such groups as Christmas in April, the Community Outreach free ramp program, the American Red Cross Home Town Heroes, the American Cancer Society, the Jimmy Fund, the Shriner's Children Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network.