The Faire is Back!

The Global Holiday Faire (our 25th!) will return in person on Saturday, December 3rd, from 9-1. We are making adjustments to make sure we are addressing the concerns of our volunteers and shoppers in terms of safety. We want to have a successful Faire for all the nonprofit organizations we are raising money for, while being as safe as possible. For that reason, we will have fewer tables than in the past, and we will not have our traditional hotdog/chili/soup lunch. But, we will still have tables with merchandise for at least 6 organizations. We will have our Alternative Giving table where we will raise money for Heifer International and Arbor Day Foundation. Plus, we will have what we call the Big 4 tables with crafts, gift baskets, baked goods and regifted items raising money for 4 charities - Amador St. Hope Center, dePaul Women’s Center, Vallejo Together and Doctors Without Borders. While we won’t have lunch, we will sell to go containers of the same homemade chilis and soup as we’ve had in the past!

There are lots of ways that you can help. We are looking for volunteers. It is a shorter Faire this year, so please think about volunteering. If you can contribute a donation for one of the Big 4 tables, it would be greatly appreciated! Start crafting now. Think about a gift basket you could put together. Think about gifts you have been given that you’ve never used, that someone might buy to regift (not looking for garage sale items). We have space in our storage closet for donations, so let us know when you want to bring them in. Also, please help spread the word that after a two year hiatus, we are back in person (plus our virtual marketplace is still open at We will have flyers available soon, so keep an eye out in your email in the upcoming weeks (plus in person in church).