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					                            ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS FAIR
                            Saturday, November 14, 2009                            10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
                                         Hope Lutheran Church
                                        39200 W. Twelve Mile Road
                                        Farmington Hills, MI (E. of Haggerty) 248/553-7170

                       MEANINGFUL GIFTS FOR A MEANING-FILLED SEASON
        The 2009 Fair will include local, national, and international fair trade organizations, non-profit charities, and social
        service agencies offering gifts for sale and opportunities for charitable giving. The Fair concept permits these
        organizations to gather under a single roof to raise money and increase awareness of their activities. This is not a
        parish fundraiser—all proceeds go to help others. Admission: $1.00
              Organizations participating this year and a sampling of their items for sale:

•   Alternatives for Girls - Cookbooks, poetry books & holiday     •   Lutheran Adoption Service – Carmel popcorn, felt gift
    candles.                                                           bags, children’s toys, all occasion gift baskets, Christmas
•   Band of Angels – Line of inspirational products including          ornaments, dog-related toys and treats.
    apparel, calendars, photo cards & jewelry.                     •   Lutheran Child and Family Services – Christmas cards,
•   Bound Together – Boxed and bagged gifts for babies,                cookbooks, note cards & crafts.
    children and adults.                                           •   Make-A-Wish Foundation of MI –Holiday cards, Bedazzled
•   Burger Enterprise – Dog bones, cookies, & chocolates.              handkerchiefs and Ray Charles Christmas CD’s.
•   Burning Bush Ministry – Christian/Jewish related items.        •   Mission of Hope Cancer Fund – MHCF “Believe” T-shirts,
•   Canticle Café for Homeless – Organic, free-trade coffee, tea       Angel Blend coffees, homemade holiday sauces, and new
    & chocolate, Christmas gift baskets.                               gift items for everyone including toys and household items.
•   Caritas Welcome Center – Hand knitted & felt tote bags,        •   OMNI (Orphan Medical Network International) – Hand
    bowls, and mittens plus dry soup mixes.                            crafted Zambian/African goods & fabrics, and donation
•   Church World Service- Stocking stuffer gifts.                      opportunities.
•   Coalition on Temporary Shelter – COTS teapots.                 •   Operation: Kid Equipment – Backpacks full of school
•   Community Choices – Handmade buttons, magnets and key              supplies to be given to underprivileged children.
    chains, first aid kits, kettle corn and tie-dye tee shirts.    •   Pal Craftaid – Palestinian olive wood sculptures and
•   Compassion International – Handmade Christmas                      needlework.
    ornaments, colorful magnets & other holiday items and child    •   Paws with a Cause – Gift baskets, ornaments, dog-related
    sponsorship opportunities.                                         toys, treats, and other surprises.
•   Detroit Rescue Mission/Motown United Ministries –Dry           •   Project Compassion Ministries – 2010 Entertainment
    soup mixes,& dessert mixes.                                        books
•   Donate Life Coalition of MI –Etched glasses, business card     •   Project Linus – Handcrafted items, & crayon squares to
    holders and holiday gift tags.                                     color for a quilt made in honor of someone.
•   Faith Covenant Women Ministries – Alpaca wool & silk           •   Saints Peter and Paul Warming Center – Variety of 8 dry
    scarves, handmade purses and bookmarks, and beaded                 soup mixes (all natural) and pasta salad mixes.
    bracelets and tableware from Ecuador & South Africa.           •   Samaritan Counseling Center – Honey, spices & cards.
•   For Better Independence Assistance Dogs – Hats, totes,         •   Seedlings Braille Books for Children – Braille books,
    sweatshirts and dog treats.                                        shirts & totes, sterling silver prints & Braille affirmation
•   Forgotten Harvest – A variety of holiday cards.                    charms.
•   Gideons International – Gift cards.                            •   SPANCO – Jewelry, carvings and prints.
•   Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit – Gilda’s club merchandise and      •   Sweet Dreamzzz Inc. – Fabric crafts, photos, Beanie
    holiday ornaments.                                                 Babies, and t-shirts.
•   Grace Centers of Hope –Latest “Men of Grace” CD and new        •   T.A.F.F.Y- Crocheted scarves, and tote bags.
    Christian rap group CD.                                        •   The Eli Foundation – Butterfly plants w/pot and soil,
•   Haven – Recycled bags, note cards & holiday cards.                 Mother’s Tribute CD, and Butterfly art photographs.
•   Heifer International – Purchase chickens, goats, etc… that     •   The Salvation Army of Dearborn Heights – Cookbooks,
    will provide food & income for a family in need.                   food gifts, stocking stuffers, holiday gifts, and ornaments.
•   Hope Lutheran Lap Quilt Group - Lap quilts & potato bags.      •   Three Cups of Tea/Pennies for Peace – Gift baskets,
•   Jerusalem Craft Bethlehem Families – Hand carved olive             books and child made items.
    wood religious articles by Christian families from the Holy    •   Volunteer Africa – Hand crafted fair trade African art. Paintings,
    Lands.                                                             purses, jewelry, blankets, skirts, books, wooden carvings and more.
•   Josephine Ford Cancer Center/Hearts2Love – Jewelry.            •   Warm Hearts Org – Christmas ornaments, towels, hats, and
•   Kids 4 Afghan Kids -                                               blankets.

				
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