MCPC Alternative Christmas Market

al·ter·na·tive: adjective – 1. (of one or more things) available as another possibility


A place to purchase gifts that give twice.
A gift to the family member, friend, or colleague – remembering them with a charitable contribution in their name.
And a gift to the organization – supporting the work they are doing.

Giving opportunities and information on how you can donate:

Habitat for Humanity:
Make a donation in honor of someone special to support the building of safe, affordable housing. (Includes an opportunity to enter a “Comment, In Memory, Tribute” for your donation.)

Heifer International:
“Helping lift families out of poverty.” Gifts to Heifer take the form of giving an animal to someone in need… providing wool, milk, eggs and more, animal donations can provide families a hand up, increasing access to medicine, school, food and a sustainable livelihood. (Donations can be made in someone’s name; Heifer printable has gift cards.)

CEOLI cards:
CEOLI, in Cochabamba, Bolivia, serves children and youth with physical and developmental disabilities and their families. The CEOLI cards, a source of income for the school, are painted by their disabled youth. Financial donations can be made through Amizade, with a note specifying that the donation is for CEOLI, at, CEOLI cards can be ordered at

PCUSA Giving Catalog:
“Give a gift that represents a cause that’s close to your heart or make a gift in someone’s honor and choose a ministry they’d love.” Supporting disaster & hunger relief, children, youth, education, or clergy, a gift provides help, hope and relief to people, families, and communities in

The Gathering Place:
“Welcome is our Mission.” Daytime shelter, friendship and hope, your gift to The Gathering Place helps provide a safe, warm place for people to gather for encouragement and companionship.

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program:
“Community – Food – Dignity”. Gifts allow MCHPP to provide low income families in our community with access to healthy food. (Includes an opportunity to enter comments about your donation.)

Tedford Shelter:
“To empower people to move from homelessness to home.” A gift to Tedford helps them provide emergency shelter, supportive housing for previously homeless, and homeless prevention services.

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