First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Vallejo is hosting the 16th annual Global Holiday Faire Saturday, Dec. 7 to benefit nonprofit organizations in the community and around the world.
Organized by several local churches, the free event offers shopping, entertainment, and performances by local choirs. By buying from the many vendor booths at the event, shoppers will be supporting worthy causes.
The Global Holiday Faire will have hundreds of gift items for sale from merchants in developing countries through “fair trade” organizations, which pay sufficiently high prices for goods so worker can have a decent livelihood and working conditions.
.Gift items will include jewelry, clothing, religious gifts, holiday decorations and baked goods. Lunch will also be available.
Attendees can also engage in “alternative giving” to make a donation to a charity in honor of a friend or family member in lieu of giving that person a gift.
Nonprofits benefitting from this year’s Global Holiday Faire include: Amador Street Hope Center, Arbor Day Foundation, Bead for Life, Bread for the World, DePaul Women’s Resource Center, Engineers Without Borders at UC Davis, Friends of Loma Vista Farm, Genesis House, Global Mamas, Heifer International, Mayan Hands, Milestones of Development, Rapha House, SEERV, UPAVIM, UN Refugee Agency, Women’s Bean Project, and Wounded Warrior Project.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Christian Church, 1035 Indiana St. in Vallejo. For more information, visit www.globalholidayfaire.org or call (707) 552-2900.