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What is Sweetest Day?

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What is Sweetest Day?

What Is Sweetest Day, Anyway? 

To be honest, we weren't really familiar with this holiday before last week. Sweetest Day is a real holiday with kind of a sweet backstory. Traditionally celebrated on the third Saturday in October, it’s a great opportunity to do something kind for others. 

Sweetest Day began in Cleveland in 1922 when a man named Herbert Birch Kingston decided to bring a little happiness into the lives of orphans, shut-ins, and others who were often forgotten. 

The main tradition on Sweetest Day is to show someone that you care about them with an act of kindness. This might be a gift such as candy or flowers, but it could also be something that costs nothing—like a nice note or a generous gesture.

This year, we’re working with some neighboring businesses to help collect items for People’s Place, a local charity we strongly support. Since 1972, People’s Place has been serving the community of Kingston with a food pantry, community café, thrift store, and over 20 other programs. This organization provides critical support for vulnerable populations across all of Ulster County.

At Hamilton & Adams, we’re focusing on donations of personal care products. Soap, grooming products, toothpaste, and similar (unopened!) items will be accepted at our shop all day on Saturday, October 17. We’ve also received a request for board games and puzzles for ages 10-14.  

If you’re outside the Kingston area, please take a moment this weekend to do something sweet for someone—because now more than ever, kindness matters.   

Andrew + Clark

Donations can also be dropped off at the following businesses:

  • Conscious Co Boutique
  • Pinkwater Gallery
  • Upstate Capital Market
  • Boitson's
  • Sante Fe Uptown
  • Gargoyles LTD
  • Ester Wine
  • Bop to Tottom
  • Kingston Candy Bar
  • Le Shag Beauty

 

  Missed our last post about the perfect long weekend? Read it here.

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