TUCKAHOE, N.Y. – Eastchester is going to be seeing double - and triple - next month, when the Lower Westchester Mothers of Multiples (LWMOM) hosts its 17th annual tag sale at the Tuckahoe Community Center.
This year, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 the LWMOM will have a myriad of toys, books, furniture, clothes and other items for sale that can accommodate twins, triplets and families that have or are expecting multiple children.
Due to the sales’ unprecedented success in recent year, for the first time, the sale will be extended a second day, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday.
“Something that is very different this year is the fact that the tag sale will be two days instead of one,” former LWMOM President Marisa Horowitz-Jaffe said. We’ve had such an incredible turnout of customers and people coming out to get great deals, that we’ve had to extend a second day.”
Each year, the organization sells anything a parent could need, for children of all ages. The sale will feature everything from Baby Bjorn carriers, Fisher Price toys, board games and a variety of clothes, separated by gender and age.
Following the success of the tag sale in recent years - more than 500 shoppers came out last year along - the LWMOM has streamlined the checking out process, creating a computer program to assist shoppers that debuted last year.
According to the LWMOM, multiple births have become more common than ever, making the organization more important than ever. Women are waiting longer to become mothers and twins occur more frequently in mothers older than 35 years old. The increased popularity of in vitro fertilization has also led to an increase in the trend.
LWMOM was created in 1997 to help with the challenges that mothers and families face raising multiples. There are more than 200 members throughout Westchester that use the organization as a lifeline and make use of its resources as they raise their families.
Horowitz-Jaffe added that this is the only fund-raiser the organization hosts east year, and it funds most of the events throughout the year. Anything that isn’t sold during the tag sale will be donated to several local charities.