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Christmas Alternative Gift Market

December 11, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


December 11, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Lakewood United Church of Christ
100 Carr St #1309
Lakewood, CO 80226 United States
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Find a gift for the holidays and, in turn, support organizations that are promoting economic self sufficiency and eradicating poverty locally and around the globe.

Women’s Bean Project is a social enterprise that  hires women experiencing chronic unemployment and work together to break down the barriers they face. Participants of our program receive full-time pay as they develop job readiness skills, discover their talents, and break the cycle of poverty. They will be selling food products like soup mixes, instant meals, snacks and coffee/teas.

International Library Project  sells jewelry and craft items from international crafts people.  Part of the proceeds goes to the Colorado Association of Libraries to facilitate partnerships between Colorado and International Libraries and to promote awareness of libraries and their users in other countries.

Friendship Bridge is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Lakewood, Colorado, distributing microcredit to women and children in rural Guatemala since 2000.  Handmade by Friendship Bridge provides markets and training for artisans to sell their products and bolster their income.

ACC welcomes refugees from all over the globe and conducts educational and social service programs that help newcomers rebuild their lives in their new community, navigate U.S. systems and cultures, gain confidence and economic self-sufficiency, and become productive, contributing, thriving members of society. “We Made this” is a program where women create home/lifestyle items for sale .(only on December 4)

 Heifer International  is a global nonprofit working to eradicate poverty and hunger through sustainable, values-based holistic community development.  Shoppers will have the choice of gifting in someone’s name a goat, flock of chicks ,heifer and other farm animals to help families in need in 21 countries.    

Earthlinks For 25 years, EarthLinks has been cultivating personal transformation and self-worth with people experiencing homelessness and poverty.   They will be selling gifts and handmade body products from their social enterprise.  (Only 12/11)

Incredible Edibles (no nuts)  Bakery Sale proceeds will benefit Jefferson County Action Center. Based in Lakewood, but serving Jefferson County, they serve over 20,000 people a year and provide an immediate response to those facing hardship or experiencing homelessness.