Alternative Gift Expo returns!

FORGET THE MALL… BUY A PIG at St. Paul’s Cathedral!

St. Paul’s Alternative Gift Expo returns on Sunday, Nov. 23, 8:30AM-1PM to the Great Hall!

Coming together with common values, our St. Paul’s community demonstrates an alternative to our commercial consumptive culture-a colorful and festive marketplace with choices for gifts that revolve around issues you care about. Donate chicks to a Central American family in the honor of a beloved friend. Perhaps you will buy savory soup mixes to feed your family on Sunday evening.

Enjoy yourself, and bring a friend and the kids!

P.S. Yummy Tomorrow Project soup and bread will be offered for refreshment, and we will accept both Cash and Credit cards

Offerings Include:

Fair Trade Chocolate, Coffee, Tea and more- $1-$15

Episcopal Relief and Development- Donations of mosquito nets, goats, chickens, pigs…! $12+

Episcopal Community Services– Subway and Target Gift Cards for Downtown Safe Haven (our close neighbor) and Friend to Friend (helping adults with mental disabilities get their feet on the ground), $10 and $25

The Meeting Place Clubhouse– sales of succulents in creative planters, candy cane flower vases, photo squares, hot chocolate in jars, and cookie mix, assist adults with mental conditions re-enter the workplace, $5-$10

Mission in Maseno (Kenya)- handcrafted note cards benefitting the AIDS/HIV hospital and small college, $15

Haiti Health Clinic– help purchase blood pressure medications for Dr. Bart Smoot’s Blood Pressure Clinic- $20+

Plant with Purpose- renew the earth with gifts of trees, chicks, family gardens, bunnies, $1+

Simpler Living– cloth shopping bags with Cathedral logo, $5

St. Mark’s City HeightsTaste of Community cookbook supports the Neighborhood Food Cupboard, $20

Salvadoran Crafts– crocheted aprons and purses, $20

Knitting4Peace– Peace Pal dolls that can be knitted or crocheted, $10, Note cards are $15

Nonviolent Peaceforce– Buy a Peace Bond or potholder to support this group’s training of civilians to provide unarmed civilian peacekeeping in violent areas of the world, $10

Ten Thousand Villages– a myriad of unusual small gifts from fair trade communities across the globe, a varied range of prices

Tomorrow Project– fabulous soups (enjoy a cup for lunch!), spice rubs, and rice mixes train and empower low-income women for work readiness, $7+

Other opportunities are hand crafted Peruvian dolls from the Q’ewar Project in the Andes, offerings from Dorcas House, Episcopal Refugee Network, Uptown Faith Community Service Center, and the St. John’s Hospital in Jerusalem. Melinda will be on hand with her delicious jams ($5)that support the St. Paul’s Organ Fund.

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1 thought on “Alternative Gift Expo returns!”

  1. Carolyn,
    May i purchase some of the soup packages anytime or is the Fair Trade Gifts aone time event?
    Thankyou, Jean Fowler

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