Arlington, VA Gifts That Give Hope Fair

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Gifts That Give Hope how-to: Choose a gift, dedicate it to a loved one, personalize a card


We ♡ Alternative Gifting!

Can't figure out what to buy your loved ones this Valentine's Day? Surprise them with a gift that has heart. For the first time, Gifts That Give Hope is hosting an online Valentine's Day mini-fair for three of our non-profits: The Animal Welfare League of Arlington, the Mason Leach Superstar Fund, and the Reading Connection. Choose the acts of kindness you'd like done on behalf of your loved ones, place the order in our online store, and check your mailbox for your greeting cards. It's that easy. Order by Feb. 9, and cards will be mailed out in time for Valentine's Day. 


Thank you for your support in 2016!

Gifts That Give Hope was -- once again -- a highlight of the holiday season for many. People from across the Washington area came out in December to learn about alternative gift-giving, support the important work being done by nonprofits in our community, and help raise over $16,000. 

Missed the fair? At GTGH-Arlington, we put a new spin on gift-giving. The concept is simple: Make a donation to one of our locally-based nonprofits, personalize a GTGH greeting card for a loved one, and give that act of kindness as a gift. Thanks to our generous shoppers, children with special needs are getting new books, a homeless shelter is getting fresh blankets, orphans in Haiti are getting formula, and dozens of other acts of kindness are happening in 2017. 


Want to get involved?    

Keep an eye on our website. We accept applications from nonprofits in August and September. If you'd like to volunteer, please send an email to


Learn more 

We make headlines! Check out an article about Gifts That Give Hope from The Washington Post


Thank you to our many past participants for building the Gifts That Give Hope tradition: Achilles International DC ChapterAnimal Welfare League of ArlingtonAmerican Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED)Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN)Art for HumanityArlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs, Inc (now Thrive)Bikes For The WorldBorromeo Housing, Inc.Breast Care For WashingtonBridges To IndependenceCalvary Children's SchoolChildren's National Hospital Foundation, Chris Lantos Foundation, Co-Partners For Campesinas, Discovery PTA on behalf of APS Functional Life Skills, Doorways for Women and FamiliesFirst Book – Northern VirginiaFood BusFriends of Gulf Branch Nature Center, Just NeighborsHomeless Children’s Playtime Project, Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation, Linden ResourcesLiteracy Council For Northern VirginiaMarshall Legacy InstituteMason Leach Superstar FundMicheLo ProgramOffender Aid and Restoration (OAR)Operation Renewed Hope Foundation, Our Military Kids, Postpartum Support VA, Randolph Elementary School PTA, Reach Out To HaitiSharePlayThe Holiday ProjectThe Reading Connection, and Young Life Arlington

Arlington, VA Fair

Fair Date:
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Discovery Elementary School
5241 N. 36th St
Arlington, VA 22207
United States
For more information or to volunteer contact:
Tara Bibb



When you purchase a gift from “Gifts that Give Hope” for a friend or family member, you not

only celebrate the special occasion with a unique gift, you also give back to the community.


Some of our Participating Non-Profit Organizations...


Raised since 2007


Local, national, and international non-profits helped


Average donations raised per fair last year


Marks the FIRST International Gifts That Give Hope, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada

Our Mission

Gifts That Give Hope promotes meaningful gift giving and support for non-profit organizations by helping communities host Alternative Gift Fairs. 

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Gifts That Give Hope

MAILING Address only
PO Box 461, Landisville, PA 17538