Alternative Christmas Market is Coming: December 8!
Date(s) - 12/08/2019
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
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For decades the All Saints Pasadena Alternative Christmas Market (ACM) has reclaimed the Christmas story by offering an alternative to the consumer frenzy that has overtaken the Christmas season.
In the spirit of making God’s love tangible, the ACM brings together non-profit organizations that address social issues on a local, national, and international level to give you the opportunity to participate in socially conscious gift giving. The gifts you buy for your loved ones will help kids visit their incarcerated parents, gang members get back on track, homeless and abused women, kids in foster care, and many others.
The Market has raised between $25,000 to $35,000 annually for these organizations, and has more importantly raised our social consciousness. This year’s market will be on Sunday, December 8, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Sweetland Hall and the Guild Room. Mama’s Tamales will be available for purchase on the lawn.
ACM co-chair Sharyn Delahousie says, “The Alternative Christmas Market tries to capture the true spirit of Christmas—while taking us out of our usual comfort zone and beyond our borders—to provide an opportunity, with a different kind of Christmas shopping, that will positively impact those who are in need at the same time.”
The list of participants is a who’s who of local, national and international organizations—including Homeboy Industries, Habitat for Humanity, Doctors Without Borders—and you can make donations and receive unique greeting cards to give as gifts, or make purchases from a wide variety of socially-conscious and fair trade items.
Side Note: Alternative Christmas Market at All Saints! You will have a chance to support the Palestine Heirloom Seed Library with your donations in the Guild Room. We will not have a table of Palestinian goods this year in Sweetland Hall—but we will be selling olive oil and za’atar at the Alternative Christmas Market table on the lawn on Sunday, December 15th!!! We hope to see you then (your last chance to donate to the Palestine Heirloom Seed Library as well).