Global Holiday Faire

 The 26th annual Global Holiday Faire will be here soon on Saturday, December 2nd, from 9-2. Last year, we made adjustments in our first year back in person after two years of only having a virtual Faire. But this year’s Faire will be much more like the ones we had all those years through 2019. We will have more tables and items for sale than last year, and we will be bringing back our traditional hotdog / chili / lumpia lunch. In addition to several tables with merchandise, 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, Genesis House and Partners in Health.

There are lots of ways that you can help. We are looking for volunteers. Please think about volunteering (let Helen Mezzera know if you can). 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 we are once again back in person (plus our virtual marketplace is still open at Flyers have already been emailed out, so please help us get those out to the people. Print them out or share them electronically with your friends, neighbors, coworkers or strangers on the street. If you know a place where you can post a flyer, please do so. If you can’t print them out, we will have physical copies in church soon.

The Global Holiday Faire is our biggest Mission Action effort of the year. Last year, it was so emotional and amazing to be back in person. But, we had to make it a little smaller than ideal. We still did amazingly well for the non-profit organizations that we raised money for. This year, let’s do even better! With your help volunteering, donating and spreading the word, there is no reason why this can’t be our biggest Faire ever!