Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Kirkland Interfaith Network (KIN) invites you to its annual Alternative Gift Fair, Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 15 from noon to 2 p.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church, 7045 120th Ave NE, Kirkland. (Note: we’re at a new location this year!)
The KIN Alternative Gift Fair is a holiday fair where each gift you buy provides a better life for someone who needs it, here or abroad. It’s a fair where you can do some holiday shopping and feel good about doing it.
At the fair, you will find tables selling “alternative” gifts. An alternative gift is a donation made to an organization in honor of a person to whom you might normally give a material gift.
An alternative gift might be a flock of chicks for a family in Bolivia, a window for a unit of affordable housing or a blanket to warm a refugee in a camp. For each item you purchase, you receive a gift card with an insert describing your gift, which you can give to the person you are honoring in this way. At the KIN Fair you will find a variety of local, national and international organizations working to provide short term relief for those in need and long term development assistance to address the underlying causes of hunger and poverty.