Launch your holiday shopping while supporting local, national and international charities, at the 18th Annual Alternative Gift Fair, to be held the weekend of Nov. 10 and 11, 2018, at Evergreen Lutheran Church.
This unusual and delightful holiday fair, organized by seven local faith communities, offers the opportunity to shop for fabulous handmade crafts, jewelry, textiles, food and other great gifts from nearly 50 non-profit organizations.
The fair’s theme is “Shop once. Gift twice,” because while people are shopping, they will be helping local families in need, African communities, Haitian artisans, endangered animals, and so many more worthwhile beneficiaries. Last year the fair raised a record $119,000.
Alternative Gift Fair hours are 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, Nov. 11 and 9 AM to 3 PM on Sunday, Nov. 12. Evergreen Lutheran Church is located at 5980 Highway 73, Evergreen, CO 80439.
Wide Array of Fair Vendors
As shoppers sift through fabulous scarves, handmade jewelry, home decorations, Christmas decorations, delicious food, and an endless variety of other items, 100% of proceeds go directly to charities as diverse as:
Africa Network for Animal Welfare
Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity
Bridge for Africa
Cards for Caring
Colorado Haiti Project
Colorado Nepal Alliance
EChO – Evergreen Christian Outreach
Fundacion “Yo Te Amo”
Jefferson County Historical Society
Life’s Options Pregnancy Center
Mountain Resource Center
Women’s Bean Project
And countless more!
As the Fair is run entirely by volunteers, the charities receive 100% of the funds from their sales.
The fair's operating expenses are supported by funds from the on-site Bake Sale and the generous sponsorship of local faith congregations:
Christ the King Catholic Church
Church of the Hills, Presbyterian USA
Congregation Beth Evergreen
Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
Evergreen Christian Church (DOC)
Evergreen Lutheran Church
United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Shop once. Gift twice. Learn more at gifttwice.org.