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.
We are in process of confirming our 2107 participants, but last year we had over a dozen different local organizations enlisted to offer alternative gifts:
Animal Rescue League of Iowa
Art for El Salvador
Central Iowa Shelter & Services
Don Justo Coffee with Dignity
Freedom for Youth
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
Ronald McDonald House of Des Moines
Rotary Club of Johnston
As with previous years, our youth will be offering pastries, hot beverages, and several delicious hot soups for lunch!
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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? Stay tuned for our new webpage with an online giving option that will go live the day after the event!
Check out Sue Van Essen, our market registrar, on ABC5!
Following the event we also got significant airtime on WHO, Channel 13!