The Alternative Christmas Fair has for 38 years given local, national, and international charities the opportunity to raise funds in a group setting. Fairgoers learn about the charities and can make one payment to cover multiple donations and receive gift cards to notify honorees of the gifts made in their names. All charitable donations go directly to the charities. The 2020 Fair raised $43,575 for thirty charities, the highest amount ever raised for the largest number of charities, in spite of the fact that it ran entirely online because of Covid-19!
Unfortunately, because of continuing precautions against Covid, we will be unable to host an indoor in-person event this year. Instead we will kick off the Fair with a Special Edition Adult Forum on December 5 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. This hybrid (in-person and on Zoom) Forum will feature representatives from our four newest charities. We will be accepting donations for all 29 charities online and by check between December 5th and 19th.
While you wait, feel free to browse through our charities for 2021, learn more about each of them, and start making your donation list for 2021.