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The Gifts That Keep on Giving

GIFT HOPE MGM | A new way to give this Christmas

Come on December 7, 9 am – noon, and support “Women of Refined Gold, Inc”

Gift Hope MGM offers people in the River Region an opportunity to rethink the traditional Christmas gift, by giving them a better alternative – giving hope to someone in need. Gift Hope MGM, formerly the Alternative Gift Fair, exists to support area ministries and nonprofits by allowing people to purchase a variety of “gifts” in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one.

The 2019 Gift Fair will be held on Saturday, December 7, from 9 a.m. until noon in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church, Cloverdale Park. “Women of Refined Gold, Inc” will be one of over 30 area nonprofits offering variously priced “gifts” that fund a specific need of the organization and the people it serves. Rather than buying a new necktie or scarf for friends, family members, or work place colleagues, purchase one of our gifts including Counseling Services, Empowerment Kit, Hotel Stay, or one of the many outstanding gifts from other organizations with diverse missions including feeding the hungry; improving housing; assisting homeless and other persons to achieve stability; supporting families and children in need; teaching literacy, leadership, and life skills to adults and youth; protecting the natural world; and caring for those with health or other therapeutic needs.

You will be able to present the gift recipient a card announcing the gift/gifts made in the recipient’s name and the name/names and services of the designated nonprofits.

Gift Hope MGM is being sponsored by the Work Area on Church & Society of the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, Alabama. The goal is to foster an alternative tradition that stands in contrast to the materialism that so often dominates our Christmas and holiday giving. The donations are tax deductible and 100% of each donation will go to the intended nonprofit.

Upon entering the Fair, shoppers will receive an order form listing the available gifts, along with the gift prices. Shoppers will then have the opportunity to speak with nonprofit representatives to learn more. After visiting with these representatives, shoppers will decide which gifts they’d like to purchase, then take their completed form to a central checkout station. Volunteers at the checkout station will total the amounts, collect the money that is due (in cash or by check or credit/debit card), and provide an appropriate number of cards and envelopes. Shoppers at their convenience will fill out and deliver or mail the gift cards on their own.

Online shopping will be possible December 8th through 15th if you are unable to attend the Gift Fair on Dec 7th.

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