Alternative Christmas Bazaar

Rocky River Presbyterian Church hosted the 7th Annual Alternative Christmas Charity Bazaar on Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. — Be on the look out for the 2016 date/time next fall. More event info can be found below (*Please Note: Event supported charities may change on a yearly basis)

Come learn about and visit over 14 charities and 3 Fair Trade businesses in one place. Donations to the charities at the Alternative Christmas Charity Bazaar are financial contributions to non-profit missions given as “Christmas presents” in honor of family and friends. — Volunteer opportunities are available to those interested. For more information, contact Ann Busher.

How does it work?

At the bazaar, visit booths where representatives for each charity will be present to explain their services. Select one or several charities to make your cash (or check) donation to and receive a custom-designed greeting postcard with a description of the gift’s ministry. Donate to one charity or to all 17. The cards can then be given to your family, or friends telling about the charitable gift selected by you and given in their honor! 100% of all donations go directly to the charity and your gifts will be tax deductible.

Who needs another ugly sweater?

In 2015, shoppers were able to select from 14 missions and 3 Fair Trade Businesses including: Malachi House, Cuyahoga County Habitat for Humanity, Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, The Gathering Place, Laura’s House, Living Water for the World, Church World Services, Fisher House, Shriners Children’s Hospital, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, North Coast Health, Puppies Behind Bars, SocksPlus, Doughbe River School, Beadforlife, Fair Trade of Hudson, and SOS Children’s Villages, USA

We urge you to join us for this exciting mission project—you can be “God’s hands and heart” as you honor loved ones in more meaningful ways. If you have any questions, please contact us at 440-333-4888