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
- 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.