The 4th Annual Alternative Gift Market will be held at Trinity Church in Menlo Park on two consecutive Sundays, December 2 and December 9 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The event, which is free and open to the public, features 17 participating organizations.
Shoppers will be able to choose from a variety of handmade gifts - including ceramic ornaments, hand knit/crocheted items, jewelry, body lotions and candles — plus gift cards for family and friends that support NetsForLife, Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International and Global Aids Interfaith Alliance (GAIA). There will also be an opportunity to make donations to supply turkeys to St. Anthony Padua Dining Room in Redwood City as well as sports equipment for Willow Oaks School in Menlo Park. Reusable cloth gift bags, small donated watercolors/art objects and recycled ornaments will also be available.
Trinity Church is located at 330 Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park.
Photo of 2011 Alternative Gift Market by Frances Freyberg