‘Gift for Life’ holiday sample sale to benefit those affected by AIDS

A “Gift for Life” sample sale benefiting DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS is taking place in Edmonds now through Jan 12, 2014.


Sponsored by Park Avenue Agents, donated toys, books, home accessories, gifts and much more will be available to the public at wholesale prices with all special section proceeds going to Gift for Life/DIFFA. This year, the sale is located at 22824 100th Ave. W., Edmonds, behind QFC and next to Goodwill.

In 2011, the last time this biennial sale took place, Park Avenue Agents was able to raise $30,000 toward providing treatment and direct care to those affected by AIDS. Since 1992, the sale has raised more than $300,000.

This year, merchandise has been donated from many Pacific Market Center wholesale showrooms, independent retailers, such as City Peoples Mercantile, Archie McPhee and many manufacturers across the country. Unsold merchandise is donated to local AIDS-related charities such as the Lifelong AIDS Alliance and Seattle Children’s Thrift Shops.

The “Gift for Life” sample sale will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., every Wednesday through Sunday, through Jan. 12. The shop will stay open until 8 p.m. on Sunday Dec. 15 and Wednesday, Dec. 18 through Sunday, Dec. 22, and will also be open Monday, Dec. 23 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. The sale will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/giftforlifesamplesale.


“Gift for Life” is a volunteer organization founded in 1992 by gift industry professionals responding to the tragic loss of talented friends and colleagues. Since then the organization has raised more than $5 million for life-saving AIDS research and education with the Seattle store raising more than $300,000. Today we are doing even more work, and every dollar we raise directly benefits DIFFA: Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS.

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