Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair: December 7th
Holiday shoppers can skip long lines, and quandaries over what to buy, at an annual event held in Ithaca the first Saturday in December.
The 10th Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair will be held on December 7, from 11 am to 6 pm, at the First Baptist and First Presbyterian churches bordering Dewitt Park, near the corner of North Cayuga and Court Streets. This year’s fair hosts 60 local not-for-profit organizations and features 300 gifts of charitable donations. CTA is the fiscal sponsor for the IAGF.
The gift fair offers an earth-friendly alternative to buying more materials goods and brings people together in the holiday spirit. Shoppers can browse among specific gifts that have meaning for those on their gift lists, such as $5 for a hot meal for a frail older person, $10 for a homeless teen to do laundry or get a bus pass, or $20 to keep an animal in a shelter for a week. They can also talk to representatives of each organization and get the story behind the gifts they buy.
Come join us on December 7th!
NEW! This year, in conjunction with Giving Tuesday, a fabulous new national campaign to promote charitable giving, we are launching the on-line gift fair on December 3rd. Read descriptions of all gifts from the sixty participating organizations and shop here. The on-line fair will end December 31st.