Alternative gifts offered

JCI Vernon is getting ready to host the sixth annual Alternative Gift Fair.

JCI Vernon is getting ready to host the sixth annual Alternative Gift Fair.

The event runs Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn and Suites and it offers holiday shoppers an easy way to buy gifts of charitable donations and to support their favorite causes.

“This year we are seeing some previous participating organizations return, plus we have had interest from some new groups,” said Jamie Bisset, co-chairperson.

“These groups represent a variety of causes, allowing you to choose meaningful gifts for family and friends.”

In the past two years, the JCI Vernon Alternative Gift Fair has raised more than $10,000 for local organizations.  Representatives from each not-for-profit organization must be present at the fair, and this is a great way to provide education about current projects or programs that each organization offers.

“By shopping at this event, you are able to give back to the community in a meaningful way,” said Amanda Wilms, co-chairperson.

“It’s also an easy way to get your holiday shopping done.”

The participating organizations are the SPCA, Clean Water for Haiti, the Community Dental Access Centre; the JCI Helping Hands Project, Junction Literacy, Kindale, the Mental Illness Family Support Centre, New Hope for Widow/ers, Road Home Rescue and Safekeeping Society, Sit Pretty Pit Rescue Society, Sleeping Children Around the World, Special Olympics, Teens Count Too, the Upper Room Mission, Vernon Pet Soup Kitchen, Transition House, the Wellspring Foundation for Education and the Zimbabwe Project.

For more information, e-mail jcialternativegiftfair@gmail.com or visit www.jcivernon.com.

 

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