Friday, November 18, 2011

Alternative Gift Fair to Benefit Local Groups

More than 20 area nonprofit organizations will have booths at the Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair to be held Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Truro Church, 10520 Main Street, Fairfax. The public is invited and admission is free.

Organizations that will be exhibiting include A Child's Joy, Blue Star Mothers, Computer CORE, Esfuerzo de Amor, Empowered Women International, Flashes of Hope, Food for Others, Friends of Guest House, Giving Circle of HOPE, Greenbrier Learning Center, Helping Hungry Kids, Just Neem, Just Neighbors, KEEN, Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee, Manassas Midwifery, NOVACO, Packaged With Care, Partner for Surgery, Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN), and Thai Totes. Fair trade gift items will also be available for purchase.

Host of the alternative gift fair is the Giving Circle of HOPE of Reston, which gives annual grants to nonprofits that help people in need in Northern Virginia and conducts a variety of ongoing service programs.

For more information, see Online ordering will be available on the website beginning Nov. 28.

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