Donating items that are not needed or wanted can provide direct support to Partners In Health and its battle to eradicate cholera in Haiti.

This year the annual Tag Sale will donate all proceeds to the PIH strategy in Haiti as it continues the slow recovery from the earthquake. The public invited to donate and to shop the collection of antiques, furnishings, art, books, decorations, toys, and eclectic items during the 13th annual Tag Sale.

The sale is earlier this year – get there early to shop on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Donations to the sale can be dropped off at the Congregational Church, 55 Elm St., Camden on Friday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale, also held at the church, includes items in good condition, interesting décor, art, books, furnishings, antiques and oddities. Please do not bring any bikes, sports equipment, clothing, electronics or items in disrepair.

Cholera has killed nearly 10,000 people in Haiti since October 2010 — and it shows no signs of stopping. The United Nations has acknowledged its role in bringing cholera to Haiti, and the country and its people now need immediate and long-term support to end the spread of this deadly disease.

Partners In Health has a plan. Vaccination against cholera combined with household water treatment at a national scale can stop the transmission of cholera. The creation of decent water and sanitation infrastructure in Haiti can wipe out cholera altogether.

Camden has hosted this event for 13 years as an all-volunteer project designed to draw attention to the work of Partners In Health, pih.org. Partners In Health is a global non-profit based in Boston, working in 13 countries among the most poor and underserved communities,. PIH partners with the local governments to strengthen their capacity and to share the knowledge and expertise of first world medicine and delivery systems that work in third world communities. The team has raised over $5,000 per year and is supported by an anonymous donor who matches the first $1,000 raised.