Arlington, VA Gifts That Give Hope Fair


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


Give Hope in 2016

Put a new spin on traditional gift-giving and philanthropy. Join us at the Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair on Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Discovery Elementary. 

Make a donation to one of 17 locally-based nonprofits, personalize the card to a loved one, and give that act of kindness as a gift. It's that simple to shop for your loved ones while helping those who aren't on anyone's holiday list. This family-friendly event has a Children's Gift Fair with $5 donations to teach children about charitable giving and spark important conversations this holiday season about helping others. Plus, we've added some special touches this year: a Spanish-language children's choir, interactive science experiments with Rosie Riveters, face-painting, Dr. Bear from Children's National, and refreshments.

If you can't make the fair, simply shop at our online store before Dec. 20. We will mail you your greeting card -- ready for personalization -- in time for Christmas.

 A warm welcome to our 2016 nonprofits

Want to roll up your sleeves and help? Consider volunteering

We'd love an hour or two of your time. Whether you are an extrovert who would love to greet new shoppers or someone who likes to work behind the scenes, we can alway use a hand. Sign up here and get more details.  

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

We are excited to host this fair in Arlington for the 6th year. 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 FoundationCo-Partners For CampesinasDoorways for Women and FamiliesFirst Book – Northern VirginiaFood BusFriends of Gulf Branch Nature Center, Just NeighborsHomeless Children’s Playtime ProjectLinden ResourcesLiteracy Council For Northern VirginiaMarshall Legacy InstituteMason Leach Superstar FundMicheLo ProgramOffender Aid and Restoration (OAR)Operation Renewed Hope FoundationRandolph 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

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