2022's Global Holiday Faire will be back in person after a two year break. Please join us for the 25th Global Holiday Faire on Saturday, December 3rd from 9am-1pm at First Christian Church, Vallejo (1035 Indiana ST.). As in the past, we will be selling items from around the world to raise money for several non-profit organizations. Plus we will have baked goods, crafts, gift baskets and re-gifted items which will help multiple local charities. You can find information about all those groups below.
2021's Global Holiday Faire was online only and a big success. While we are back in person for this year's Faire, our virtual marketplace is still open. You can continue to support the Faire's organizations below by shopping for Fair Trade gifts, shopping for Food and Personal Care items, visiting our Alternative Giving section and supporting local Vallejo Organizations!
Fair trade businesses, such as these, partner with farmers and artisans in developing countries who are socially and economically marginalized in finding markets and customers for their goods.
Discover handmade gifts, jewelry, décor, ornaments and more from all over the world – plus favorites like Divine Chocolate, Swazi spices and great coffees! Shop here.
Shop for colorful accessories, hand-carved kitchenware, nativities and more from Latin America. Shop here.
Fun fashionable clothes from Ghana for the kids, men and women in your life – plus, gifts for your pets and shea butter to treat yourself! Find something for everyone on your list here.
Looking for home decor like baskets, candles, and wall art? How about purses and jewelry? You'll find it all here.
Women's Bean Project is dedicated to helping women break the cycle of poverty and unemployment. From their headquarters in an old fire house in Denver, the women assemble kits for soup, chili, cornbread, cookie mixes and more – perfect for gift-giving! Shop here!
One of the most popular tables at the Faire is our food table. You can shop here for Divine Chocolate, a variety of fair trade coffee, plus spices, tea, oils, jams and more.
Franciscan Peacemakers connects women survivors of sexual exploitation to a healing network of support, safe housing and meaningful work (creating the wonderful "Gifts for the Journey" line of bath and body products - shop here).
FARM ANIMALS FOR FAMILIES IN NEED
Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth. Heifer's strategy is to give families a source of food rather than short-term relief and then ask them to “pass on the gift.” Visit their special Global Holiday Faire Living Gift Market to “buy” a gift of farm animals for a family in need.
TREES ARE A GIFT FOR THE AGES
Starting at $2 each, you can give Gift Trees to your family, friends, customers, guests or employees. By giving them, you are showing your appreciation AND making a contribution to the world for generations to come. Plus, there are great shopping opportunities as well.
Loma Vista Farm and Garden Center is an outdoor Vallejo classroom that provides hands-on educational activities involving plants and animals for children of all ages and abilities. Donations support the Farm with funding, planning and development, and management.
Milestones is dedicated to providing comprehensive quality services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Unfortunately, you can't shop for their wonderful ceramics, but you can still support this great organization!
The 2022 Faire is over. Any donations made will go towards our expenses for next year's Faire.
Please check out the links below to learn more about and support these local organizations help women in need, provide services for our unhoused population, and feed hungry people.
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