For the 2nd year, Chatham United Methodist Church is opening its popular Alternative Gifts Fair to the community. At this annual event, you'll find holiday gifts that give twice: once to your recipient, and once to not-for-profit organizations that benefit from the proceeds.
You can choose from necklaces, bracelets, baskets, and totes made by Ugandan women (90% of the purchase price goes back to them); pins by Lucinda; handknitted hats, gloves, scarves, and more; gifts by global artisans from SERRV; and Equal Exchange products (fair trade coffee, tea, and chocolate). You can also re-imagine what gift giving means by making a donation in honor of someone special; you'll receive a card to present to them, showing the good their gift is doing. Your gifts will benefit Heifer International, Hope of Children & Women (Uganda), the Eric Johnson House (housing and serving those with HIV/AIDS), Roots and Wings Foundation (helping NJ kids transitioning out of foster care), CUMAC (food pantry in Paterson), and more.
This year's Alternative Gifts Fair will be held Sunday, December 2, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., at Chatham United Methodist Church (across from the CVS Plaza). You’ll also be able to buy refreshments—coffee, tea, juice, and a variety of baked goods—to further support these organizations. So bring your appetite, along with your holiday gift list!