It took a community and three very special businesses to make a successful Humane Society of Summit County Rummage Sale.

On behalf of all of the abused, neglected, and abandoned animals at the Humane Society of Summit County Shelter, I would like to thank the community and three very special local businesses that made our Humane Society Rummage Sale a tremendous success. The Humane Society of Summit County lost their long-term Rummage Sale site last November and Jill Soltau, CEO and President of Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores came to our rescue and allowed us to use their Conference Center for our Spring Rummage Sale.

Martha Cailor, Owner and President of W. L. Tucker Supply Company, collected and stored the Rummage Sale donations, provided work space for Volunteers to price items and transported 18 pallets of Rummage Sale donations to the Jo-Ann Conference Center. Our Spring Sale always features "Purses for Pooches" which has been a yearly special initiative where we solicit specifically for new and gently used purses to sell at our Rummage Sale.

Kristie Warner, Co-Owner of Gavin Scott Salon and Spa, has for the past several years collected purses for our "Purses for Pooches" initiative and the customers of Gavin Scott have always been extremely generous in both in the quality and quantity of their donations. We sold approximately 500 purses as part of our Spring Rummage Sale. Due to the community response our Rummage Sale Volunteers were able to send over $13,000 to the Humane Society of Summit County Shelter to help support all of those vulnerable animals in need.

Our Rummage Sale would not have been possible without the very important support of Jill Soltau, Martha Cailor and Kristie Warner.

Susan McCutcheon, Co-Chair, Humane Society of Summit County Rummage Sale, Hudson