Bah humbug. A week after CHS wrote about the loss of a space for its annual tee lot, Seattle Area Support Groups announced Monday that is will bring an end to the holiday tradition and fundraiser.
Calling the search for a new Capitol Hill location to host the annual sale “fruitless,” SASG executive director Joshua Wallace announced the decision in a letter to supporters. “SASG is very sad to share with you that this tradition appears to have come to an end,” he writes.
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The nonprofit SASG was founded in 1984 as the Seattle AIDS Support Group but expanded to include groups building communities around specific HIV issues and other recovery assistance like addiction.
CHS reported last week on a decision by Kaiser Permanente not to offer space in its parking area near 17th and Thomas for the annual Christmas tree sale benefitting SASG.
This would have been the 29th year of the tree sale on Capitol Hill.
To find out more about SASG and supporting the organization through its loss of the important fundraiser, visit sasgcc.org.
The full letter from SASG announcing the decision to cancel the holiday tree lot is below.