On Sunday, November 18, Christmas shoppers will have a great opportunity to get a head start on their Christmas shopping and support a number of worthy causes at the same time. The Congregational United Church of Christ of Neenah Menasha (1511 Nicolet Blvd - Neenah) is hosting an Alternative Christmas market from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.
For that person on your Christmas list who is hard to shop for, you will have the opportunity to buy ‘alternative gifts’- i.e. symbolic gifts, which benefit local and international charities and self-help organizations. This could include farm animals from Heifer International, or health or business support materials from Church World Service to benefit individuals in developing countries. On a local level, donors can provide building supplies for the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate, counseling services at the local Samaritan Counseling center, the services of Leaven for struggling families, or items which families receive from the Neenah Menasha Emergency Society. You’ll receive attractive gift card cards to give to your friends and family members to tell them of the gift you are giving in their honor.
And you’d like an actual gift to wrap, international and USA fair trade handicrafts and other very attractive merchandise will be available for purchase.
Additionally, beverages and the “Famous Congo UCC homemade donuts” will be served fresh out of the over, and also available for take-out while supplies last.
[This is not a fund raiser for the Congregational United Church of Christ of Neenah Menasah. All earnings from this event go outside the church.]