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Friends of Mel Foundation

Friends of Mel Bracelets

The Hitching Post would like to thank all who have supported our commitment to the Friends of Mel Foundation. Since August 2006, we have raised over $180,000! Proceeds from the sale of bracelets & Swarovski earrings benefit cancer research and patient support in the Boston area. For a donation of $20, receive the original Mel’s Bracelet. Both the Special Edition & Swarovski crystal accent bracelets are available for a donation of $45. Beautiful pink Swarovski earrings can be yours for a donation of $55. For more info on the foundation, visit their website at

At Wood End

At Wood End

This popular book is a comprehensive history of the Town of Reading published to commemorate Reading’s 350th birthday in 1994. Compiled by the Reading Historical Preservation Committee, “At Wood End” is full of historical photos and  information on Reading’s past government, schools, churches, recreation and more. The entire $25 cost benefits the Reading Historical Preservation Trust.

Diane’s Pen Pals

Diane's Pen Pals/Write Off Cancer

The Hitching Post is proud to partner with Diane’s Pen Pals to sell their beautiful pen & note card sets to “Write Off Cancer.” Each set retails for $25, with net proceeds going to area hospitals and organizations in the Boston area to support the fight against cancer. For more information, please visit

Creatively Cooking Cookbook

Creative Arts: Creatively Cooking Cook Book

Never worry about what to cook for dinner again! Delight your friends & family with this collection of tried-and-true recipes from friends of Creative Arts & many Hitching Post customers.  All proceeds from the $15 cost benefit the music, art & theatre programs at Creative Arts: a Community School for the Arts in Reading MA. For more info about what Creative Arts has to offer, please visit their website at

Reading Community Singers

Reading Community Singers

All proceeds from “Our Favorite Sings!” will benefit the mission of Reading Community Singers: to study the art of choral music and share the joy of singing with each other and members of the community, & to provide an annual scholarship to a student who is pursuing a college degree with a major/minor in music. Both the holiday & “Our Favorite Sings” CDs are available for $12 each.