Fourth Annual Johnston Alternative Gift Market: December 2, 2017!!
St Paul is pleased to sponsor the Fourth Annual Johnston Alternative Gift Market on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10:00 to 2:00. Last year about 200 "shoppers" experienced the joy of honoring those who have enough by giving to those who have too little.
Together we raised $10,075 for worthy causes!! Of this, $6,721 was shared between over a dozen worthy local organizations and $2,441 went to over 22 worthy international projects coordinated by Alternative Gifts International, a non-profit, non-sectarian organization based in Wichita, KS. You can find many pictures from the day here.
Our 2107 participants include:
Animal Rescue League of Iowa
Central Iowa Shelter and Services
Count the Kicks
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
HopeStream Cancer Care
Legacy of Light
Ronald McDonald House of Des Moines
Rotary Club of Johnston
We are also have five table representing international projects from Alternative Gifts International:
As with previous years, The Work of Our Hands will be present selling fair trade international crafts and St Paul Presbyterian's youth group will be offering pastries, hot beverages, and several delicious hot soups for lunch! All of the youth's profits will support their mission trip to Fort Worth Texas.
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CAN'T MAKE IT DECEMBER 2?
Can't make it on the day of the event, but still want to get some alternative gifts? Visit our dedicated Johnston Alternative Gift Market web page where, starting on the day of the market, you will be able to make online purchases and download your gift inserts!
Check out Sue Van Essen, our market registrar, on ABC5!
Following the event we also got significant airtime on WHO, Channel 13!