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Annual alternative gift giving fair goes virtual for 2020

(Source: Gifts That Give Hope Lancaster)

(Source: Gifts That Give Hope Lancaster)
(Source: Gifts That Give Hope Lancaster)

Gifts That Give Hope Lancaster will host its 13th annual gift fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. 

The gift fair will be offered virtually in light of current pandemic restrictions.

Gifts That Give Hope Lancaster organizes the “alternative gift-giving fair” each year to benefit 30 Lancaster County nonprofits who work for social and humanitarian causes.

This year’s participating organizations tackle issues like refugee resettlement, environmental stewardship, special needs and many more.

During this year’s fair, participants can make donations to the organizations of their choice on behalf of friends and family members on their gift list. Gift inserts and cards recognizing the donations will be mailed to donors’ homes in time for the holiday season.

“The goal of the gift fair is to encourage the generous spirit of the giving season down a more mindful path via alternative giving,” Gifts That Give Hope Lancaster said in a statement. 

“Rooted in compassion, alternative giving helps people give threefold by showing friends and family you care about them with a thoughtful gift, by supporting organizations who contribute positively to the social landscape, and by combating the environmental impact of consumerism on our planet.”