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.