The 2014 Alternative Gift Fair will be held Saturday, December 6 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM in two adjacent locations in Dewitt Park: the First Presbyterian Church, and the First Baptist Church.
The Fair offers holiday shoppers an opportunity to choose gifts of charitable donations, rather than more “stuff.” Since its start in 2004, the event has brought in over $480,000 that has gone directly to participating organizations. To be eligible, organizations must have a 501(c)(3) designation, an active local presence, and an annual budget of no more than $2 million.
“Gifts” to the Women's Opportunity Center have ranged from $5 for a job seeker to have socks/stockings to job search to $20 to provide a bus pass for a woman to start a new job. For each donation, the giver receives a holiday card with a description of the organization and the “gift”.
Stop in and visit the Women's Opportunity Center at the First Presbyterian Church, Table 09!