“The mission of the Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair is to provide our community with a meaningful alternative to holiday gift giving, one which celebrates personal charity, community health and well being, and the preservation of the planet.”
The Fair offers holiday shoppers an opportunity to choose gifts of charitable donations, rather than more “stuff”. Since its start in 2004, the event has brought in over $400,000 that has gone directly to participating organizations. To be eligible, organizations must have a 501(c)(3) designation, an active local presence, and an annual budget of no more than $2 million.
The event is sponsored by the Center for Transformative Action, with generous support from:
(in alphabetical order)
Alternatives Federal Credit Union
First Baptist Church
First Presbyterian Church
Tompkins County Public Library