Alternative Gift Fair at Cobb's Hill

Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.

An Alternative Gift Fair is essentially a gathering of charities where you can learn about their wonderful work and make donations in the name of someone else as a gift. These extraordinary organizations provide a wide range of services, such as childcare or shelter for homeless families, health services for the needy, protection of animals and the environment, ensuring justice for vulnerable populations, and education to make our community a kinder, safer place for us all.

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UCB Alternative Gift Fair Participating Non-Profit Organizations:
  • A Baby Center distributes critical baby items such as diapers, wipes, clothing, formula and safe car seats to families living in low income households on Cape Cod and the Islands with babies under the age of three.
  • Barnstable Education Foundation funds innovative and exemplary programs in the Barnstable Public Schools that are not currently provided by tax dollars.
  • Cape & Islands Gay & Straight Youth Alliance (CIGSYA) primarily serves Cape and Islands youth who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or straight by connecting GSAs (gay-straight alliances), and providing leadership, connection and communication-building opportunities. In providing this space for youth, the organization effectively prevents suicide, addiction and HIV.
  • Cape Cod Justice for Youth Collaborative builds coalitions of youth and families to prevent and reduce violence and trauma, substance abuse and incarceration for youth, through educational and restorative justice procedures.
  • Cape Cod Zen Center provides free meditation sessions, intervention, retreats, lectures and pastoral counseling.
  • Cape Wildlife Center, a program of the Humane Society of the United States in partnership with the Fund for Animals, is one of only three major wildlife rehabilitation center in Massachusetts. It provides veterinary and rehabilitative care to nearly 2.000 injured, ill and orphaned animals annually, helps residents resolve human/animal conflicts and offers training in wildlife medicine and rehabilitation to wildlife professionals and veterinary students from around the world.
  • Champ Homes provides and maintains a safe, therapeutic and nurturing family-type environment for homeless youth and adults.
  • Duffy Health Center 's mission is to prevent or end homelessness through the provision of integrated care. Funds raised will support Operation in from the Streets.
  • GreenCAPE 's mission is to encourage  nontoxic methods of pest control and land care on Cape Cod to eliminate the hazards in air and water that impact our health. We organize informative events and workshops, maintain a website, and offer free consultation on transitioning to non-polluting land care practices and garden/lawn pest control.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod works in partnership with families in need, to build homes, hope, lives and community on Cape Cod. Founded in 1988 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, we have built homes in all fifteen towns of Cape Cod to provide the opportunity of affordable homeownership to families in situations of critical housing need.
  • Horizons for Homeless Children improves the lives of young children who experience homelessness and helps their families to succeed. We accomplish this by providing high quality early education and opportunities for play; comprehensive family support services; advocacy on behalf of young children; experiencing homelessness; and training and technical assistance for other providers with similar objectives.
  • Massachusetts Audubon Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Locally, we manage the Ashumet Holly, Barnstable Great Marsh, Long Pasture and Skunknett River Sanctuaries.
  • Sight Loss Services is a peer-based self-help human services organization OF and FOR the visually impaired.
  • South Coastal Counties Legal Services SCCLS is the primary provider of free non-criminal, civil legal assistance to low-income individuals, families, elders and the disabled living on Cape Cod and the Islands. SCCLS’ goal is to transform lives through the provision of quality legal advocacy in the following priority areas: preserving housing; protecting families from the scourge of domestic violence; assisting elders with the wide range of health, financial, and end-of-life matters; ensuring quality educational opportunities for youth; assisting consumers with debt and fraud issues; and helping clients to obtain and maintain social safety net benefits.
  • Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is a nonsectarian organization that advances human rights and social justice in the United States and around the world. We envision a world free from oppression and injustice, where all can realize their full human rights. Through a combination of advocacy, education, and partnerships with grassroots organizations, UUSC promotes economic rights, advances environmental justice, defends civil liberties, and preserves the rights of people in times of humanitarian crisis. 
  • WE CAN For more than ten years, WE CAN has been dedicated to empowering Cape Cod women of all ages to successfully navigate challenging life transitions such as career change, job loss, illness, divorce or retirement. Whether the situation is acute or chronic, WE CAN helps – with information and referrals, mentoring, free legal services, one-to-one financial sessions, training and workshops – empowering women to achieve lasting positive change for themselves, their families and ultimately for the entire community.

All donations are tax deductible. Credit Cards accepted.

Refreshments served. Bakery items available for purchase.

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