Above: Exterior image of St. Paul Cathedral.
Buying from the EXPO is a spiritual gift to yourself as well as those who need you. Do your holiday shopping with “alternative gifts” – proceeds of sales help people in need, bringing them out of poverty into self-sufficiency.
Refreshments will be available from The Tomorrow Project and delicious desserts from St. Paul’s bake sale. There will be a special musical performance by the cathedral’s barbershop quartet and a succulent sale offered by members of Simpler Living.
The Alternative Gift Expo is a way to support the local and global fight to end poverty and bring peace. By making a donation to one of the participating organizations, you are purchasing a gift that will help people in need locally and globally. Many of the gifts provide a way to purchase food and other critical items that will support many people.
This year’s vendors include: Episcopal Refugee Network, Uptown Faith Center, the Maseno Mission in Kenya, Episcopal Community Services, Rebuild Haiti Cathedral, Bishops Blend coffees and tea and Equal Exchange chocolate products, teas, and snack bars, Tijuana women’s home business crafts enabled by Episcopal Relief & Development micro credit, Dorcas House, Holy Cross Retreat House in Santa Barbara, St. James’ Gift Shop, Episcopal Relief & Development, the Tomorrow Project, the Episcopal Church in El Salvador (Cristosal).