RI Selects: Gift Giving with Charity in Mind
There’s nothing more wonderful than wandering around one of the three Hammertown Barn stores looking for the right gift, but owner Joan Osofsky has recognized that her customers often don’t have the luxury of time for old-fashioned shopping trips. As she ventures into e-commerce, she has partnered with other local businesses to sell gift cards online with 10% being donated to the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, So if you’re out of time or out of ideas, you can buy gift cards singly or in bundles from Hammertown, Stissing House, Pine Plains Fine Wines, No. 9 Restaurant, and The Moviehouse
If you do want to do some sidewalk strolling for a good cause, the merchants of Upper North Street in Pittsfield have created Berkshire Museum Appreciation Week. Shop & dine at participating stores and restaurants on Upper North Street (including Ferrin Gallery and Museum Facsimiles) and 10% of your purchase goes to the Museum when you show your membership card or Festival of Trees admission receipt.