What is an Alternative Gift Fair?
It’s a simple concept: a group of non-profits come together in a pop-up marketplace, and people can do their holiday shopping by making donations in the name of their loved ones. Alternative Gifts of Greater Washington organizes the Takoma Park Alternative Gift Fair, in which we participate every year possible.
When you come to shop, you get a shopping list with every participating charity. Walk around and meet the representatives of each charity, then fill out your sheet with what you want to give to whom. Pay in one transaction before you leave. In addition to shopping there is food and music.
This year’s fair took place on Saturday December 7 at the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church and saw quite a crowd.
Don’t fret if you missed it. You can always donate directly at any time.