Hosting a Gifts That Give Hope fair is easy and fun! Any group, large or small, can be a host.
Why host a fair?
Gifts That Give Hope fairs draw communities together for a positive, non-commercial, and altruistic purpose. Shoppers enjoy a pleasant, stress-free holiday experience and appreciate learning about nonprofits and their good work. The fairs give parents an opportunity to demonstrate the true spirit of giving to their children. Participating nonprofits obviously benefit from receiving additional exposure and donations. Finally, gift recipients receive joy and satisfaction knowing that a “gift of hope” was specially chosen in their honor.
Who can host a fair?
Any group of committed individuals can host a fair. It could be a social or service organization such as an office group, Sunday school class or a book club. What is needed is the desire to create an event that is a meaningful alternative to the commercialism of Christmas. Gifts That Give Hope is incorporated as a charitable organization and tracks all gifts purchased, collects all monies and distributes all proceeds to the nonprofit organizations that participate. The most successful fairs have created numerous partnerships to help with the promotion and execution of their fair. We recommend having a Fair Director, Marketing and Publicity committee, Hospitality and Entertainment committee and a Social Media Director. The more volunteers you have involved, the better chance you’ll have of reaching a wide audience.
How do you host a fair?
Important tasks include securing a location, contacting nonprofits, and advertising. Gifts That Give Hope will provide an online host resource area to help organizations host fairs in their community.
If you are interested in hosting a Gifts That Give Hope fair and would like more information,