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Takoma Park Alternative Gifts Fair
Its time again to think of Holidays and Helping in the same breath! The 14th Alternative Gift Fair is back! Please come. Fill your sack with gifts of peace and healing, your ears with music and your tummy with goodies. And please, send this message on to others. Invite a friend to come with you. In this very hard year, we have a goal of doubling the money raised for the wonderful programs you will meet.
Fun, festivity and holiday shopping the generous way – buy alternative gifts that honor family and friends while helping those in need. All money donated for gifts goes to the participating local, national, and international charities. Sample gifts include a nutritious school meal for indigenous children in Guatemala, a Four Day College Visit for One Girl or a preventive well-woman exam. Each charity will be represented by its own staff and volunteers eager to share their message and stories.
Bring the whole family. A special supervised Kids Corner will be provided with staff to entertain your children while you shop or get a free massage. “Eat one/Share one” cookie decorating for kids to decorate and donate cookies to the food pantry. The event also features free seated massage, live music by local performers, and tons of great raffle prizes contributed by local businesses and this year a sweet and savory bake sale with a contest for best bake sale item.