Alternative Christmas Bazaar

Rocky River Presbyterian Church will host the 15th Annual Alternative Christmas Charity Bazaar on Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. The public is welcome at this charity-sharing event. Come learn about and visit approximately 12 charities and the One World Shop 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 Anne Busher.

How does it work?

Ahead of the event, review the catalog to gain an understanding of the organizations that are participating in the bazaar. Also, if you are out of town or unable to attend the event, you can attend “virtually” by looking through the catalog and mailing in the form with your check.  RRPC_2023ChristmasBiz_Catalog

Then, print out the Order Form here:  RRPC_2023ChristmasBiz_OrderForm. Or, pick one up at the Church the day of the Bazaar. Visit booths and write down the charity and the amount you will donate for each organization. Representatives for each charity will be present to explain their services.

When you are done “shopping,” give the form to the cashier and make one payment (you will not pay each individual charity). Cash and checks are accepted.

At check out, you will receive a custom-designed greeting postcard with a description of the gift’s ministry. The cards can then be given to your family or friends. Each card explains the charitable gift selected by you and that it has been given in their honor! 100% of all donations go directly to the charity and your gifts are tax deductible.

We will be accepting the forms and checks through December 24, 2023. So even if you miss the in-person bazaar, you are welcomed and encouraged to share this program with family and friends. You can mail or drop off checks any time before Christmas Day!

Who needs another ugly sweater, right?

Mathew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

In 2023, shoppers will select from more than 12 missions and the One World Shop. Businesses include Cuyahoga County Habitat for Humanity, Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, The Gathering Place, Shriners Children’s Hospital, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, North Coast Health, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Doughbe River Presbyterian School, National Association of Mental Illness, the One World Shop, The Cleveland Food Bank, and more.

We urge you to join us on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. for this exciting mission project — you can be “God’s hands and heart” as you honor loved ones in a meaningful way. If you have questions, please contact the church at (440) 333-4888.

–Update 10/16/23 kmb