Global Holiday Faire Update

We are just a month away from the 25th Annual Global Holiday Faire. The plans are well underway. Merchandise is already being ordered. We are working on getting the word out (ads have been placed, fliers have been handed out - don’t forget to help with this part of our effort to spread the word!). Volunteers have been signing up (but not enough! If you can work the day of the Faire, please let Helen Mezzera know ASAP if you haven’t already). Donations of crafts, gift baskets and re-gifted items are being made (please continue to do so. If you have a donation to make, please let me or Helen know and we will schedule a time to get those donations from you).

Our website ( has been updated. On the site, you will find information about the organizations that we are supporting this year. You will find links to the websites of those organizations, where you can shop or donate if you aren’t able to come in person to the Faire (the website includes some past organizations that won’t be in person this year too). One thing to note on the website is the link to our special Heifer International fundraising page. If you come to the Faire, you will be able to visit our Alternative Giving table to make a gift to someone through Heifer and / or Arbor Day Foundation. On the website, you can contribute to our $3,000 goal for Heifer this year. We have gotten a great piece of news from Heifer - there is a matching fund that will double all of our donations this year, both online and in person at the Faire. So donate online, or come to the Faire to buy alternative gifts and get Christmas cards for that person who has everything. Or you can purchase cards through Arbor Day where the proceeds go to plant trees in someone’s honor.

The Faire will feature food items (soup and chili mixes, baking mixes, spices, candy, jams, oils, sauces and more) from SERRV and Women’s Bean Project. It will have a wide variety of hand-made items from around the world through Project Have Hope, Global Mamas and Concern America. It will have locally made crafts and plants from Loma Vista Farm. There will be baked goods, gift baskets, crafts and re-gifted items for sale to benefit Amador St. Hope Center, DePaul Women’s Center, Vallejo Together and Doctors Without Borders. We will also be selling multiple varieties of chili and our famous turkey soup to-go (and hopefully lumpia too!). With so many shopping options and a dozen non-profit organizations benefiting, we are going to embody our motto: “One Stop Shopping, Double Your Holiday Giving”.