Alternative Gift Faire 2021

Sunday, November 7, 2021 / 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Fellowship Hall

The Service Commission will host an Alternative Gift Faire after worship on November 7, and like everything else in this time of COVID, it will be a little different this year. The event will take place in the Fellowship Hall. Vendors this year will be members of our congregation who will share and sell the crafts, artwork and projects produced during the pandemic. Proceeds from the Faire will go to charities that assist those in need around the world: Church World Service, Habitat for Humanity and Heifer International. As well as local agencies such as: Inland Valley Hope Partners, Shoes That Fit and Justice for Immigrants Seeking Asylum.

Christmas Gift List   

While you’re preparing for the holidays, don’t forget to support our favorite organizations by purchasing an item or making a donation in the name of those on your gift list! 

Church World Service has a “Best Gift” catalog online where you can purchase animals, tools, meals or designate a dollar amount on cwsglobal.org. You can send a donation directly to CWS, Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515 or see Jason Welle at his booth today.

Habitat for Humanity has many options to choose from on habitat.org, or you can mail your check to Habitat for Humanity International, 322 West Lamar St., Americus, GA 31709-3543.

Heifer Project provides ways to designate a dollar amount, choose something from the Living Gift Market catalog (check their video), or buy a gift card at heifer.org. You can also send a donation to Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202

Fairtrade products can be purchased through their website, fairtradeamerica.org

Ten Thousand Villages is a fair-trade retailer of artisan-crafted gift items from around the world.  The store is open in Pasadena (567 So. Lake Ave.) They offer curbside pick up. You can also purchase items through Amazon. 

Brethren Disaster Ministries https://churchofthebrethren.givingfuel.com/bdm 

accepts credit card donations on their website if you’d like to help with their rebuild and children services programs. 

Camp Laverne http://www.camplaverne.org/donate.html will gratefully accept your check. Send to: Camp La Verne, P.O. Box 355, La Verne, CA 91750. Camper mail only: Camp La Verne, 41954 Jenkins Lake Rd W, Angelus Oaks, CA 92305

House of Ruth, which “assists families victimized by domestic violence”,  accepts credit card donations through their website.