Alternative Market at The United Church of Christ at Valley Forge, Wayne, PA 19087

United Church of Christ at Valley Forge

45 Walker Road | Wayne, PA 19087

Ph: 610.688.8588

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The United Church of Christ
at Valley Forge

November 14    9 am - 3 pm

November 15   12 pm - 3 pm



Buy a Present. Give a Future!

Looking for alternatives to mall-shopping this holiday season?   Wondering what to give Uncle Bob instead of one more necktie?  Want your purchases to make a difference in the world?

Then come to our Alternative Gift Market - offering "alternatives" to standard commercial gifts during the holiday season.  You will find unique hand-made and fair-trade gifts for everyone on your list!  Your purchases will help local artisans and people in need around the world!   

Whether honoring loved ones with the purchase of an animal from Heifer International, or fair-trade coffee and chocolate from Equal Exchange, gifts from Ten Thousand Villages, exquisite handmade jewelry and fabrics from Africa and Asia, or olive oil from Palestine, you can feel confident knowing your gifts are "giving twice" by supporting fair trade and sustainability around the world.

Proceeds from the Alternative Gift Market will also benefit T&E Care, a local network of families helping families in Tredyffrin and Easttown townships (

Among the vendors scheduled to participate are:

  • Ten Thousand Villages, one of the largest fair-trade organizations in the world, selling jewelry, ornaments, baskets, nativity sets, scarves, and other artisan-made gifts
  • Thanda Zulu, selling South African beadwork, such as jewelry, ornaments and key chains.  Proceeds support after-school programs for AIDS orphans and other children in South Africa
  • Timbali Crafts, which sells handmade purses, aprons, and placemats sewn by women in Swaziland who are caring for orphans and other children in need
  • Equal Exchange, selling fair-trade coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and chocolate bars
  • Playgrounds for Palestine, selling delicious fair-trade olive oil to raise funds for building playgrounds for children in Palestine
  • PAGUS:Africa, offering jewelry, fabrics, carvings, and instruments from Ghana and other parts of Africa
  • Heifer International, which helps communities around the world improve their lives through gifts of goats, cows, sheep, chickens, honeybees, llamas, camels, pigs, rabbits and many other animals and programs
  • Local Artisans from the Baptist Church of the Great Valley and the United Church of Christ at Valley Forge, who will offer hand-crafted items such as jewelry, metalwork, knitted and crocheted crafts

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

This 4th annual Alternative Gift Market is co-organized by two churches -- United Church of Christ at Valley Forge ( and Baptist Church in the Great Valley (

When you come to the market, please bring a non-perishable food donation for the Great Valley Food Cupboard (

Shop with your whole heart, and make a difference in the world!

Baptist Church in the Great Valley

945 North Valley Forge Road, Devon PA 19333

Alternative Gift Market 2015