Fair offers meaningful gift giving alternatives

JCI Vernon is accepting applications for the seventh annual Alternative Gift Fair.

The JCI Alternative Gift Fair runs Nov. 26 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Schubert Centre.

The JCI Alternative Gift Fair runs Nov. 26 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Schubert Centre.

JCI Vernon is accepting applications for the seventh annual Alternative Gift Fair.

Local not-for-profit groups are invited to apply for participation in the event, which runs Nov. 26 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Schubert Centre.

“The fair will offer holiday shoppers an easy way to buy gifts of charitable donations and to support their favourite causes,” said Deryk Ellison, one of the organizers.

“Each participating organization offers a variety of meaningful gifts of help in price ranges that start as low as $10. Shoppers will receive gift certificates and inserts that identify their donations.”

In the past three years, the JCI Vernon Alternative Gift Fair has raised thousands for both local and international organizations.

Participating organizations must send a representative to the fair, where they are able to promote their current and upcoming projects.

“The date of the Alternative Gift Fair is the same day as the downtown Christmas Light Up, so on your way to Light Up, why not stop by the Schubert Centre and do some holiday gift shopping for a good cause,” said Ellison.

Applications can be received by e-mailing jcialternativegiftfair@gmail.com. The deadline for completed applications is 5 p.m. Nov. 14.