Places to Go - THIS SATURDAY - The Gifts That Give Hope Gift Fair (Arlington, VA)
Last year we took the kids to the Gifts That Give Hope Gift Fair and everyone had a wonderful time (even as I stumbled around on my sad broken foot). There's a Santa! (who doesn't love Santa?). And live music! And lots of info about different local charities. The kids spent a lot of time learning about each charity and donating to their favorites. Plus, it really helps take away some of the ickiness/commercialism of the holiday season (says she who just spent over $200 on giant homemade Advent calendar).
Anyways, here are the details (and a friendly note) from Tara Bibb, the event organizer. So go. Seriously. YOU NEED TO GO!!!
I want to invite you to a really fun holiday event geared toward kids and families, and giving back to our community!
If you (like me!) you are already worrying about the stress and “stuff” that can easily overtake the holidays, consider taking the family to Gifts That Give Hope on Saturday, December 5. This event, geared toward teaching children about charitable giving, is completely volunteer run and organized by fellow moms!
Anyways, if you have the time, here's the details on this year's fair (from Tara Bibb, the event's organizer):
December 5. This event, geared toward teaching children about charitable giving, is completely volunteer run and organized by fellow moms!
Saturday, December 5, 10am -2pm
Key Elementary School
2300 Key Blvd, Arlington
Children's gift fair features $5 items for purchase (empty those piggybanks!), face painting, visit with Santa, refreshments and live music. It's meaningful, free family fun! There's also a chance to win a free session from JW Tumbles!
Sixteen charities ranging from the Arlington Food Assistance Center to The Reading Connection will be offering gifts ranging from $5 to $120, including a wide selection of gifts at the children’s fair, where younger shoppers can buy generous acts geared toward teaching them about generosity.
Online shopping is also available.
Thanks for reading this far! I appreciate your support to make a small difference in our community. I hope to see you on Dec 5!