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!
We are currently planning for our 39th Alternative Christmas Fair. We’re hoping to kick off with an indoor, in-person event with all of the charities on Sunday December 5, but regardless of whether or not that is possible, we will be accepting donations online 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.