LCNV Selected for 2013 Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair

November 26, 2013 at 11:11 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on LCNV Selected for 2013 Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair

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The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) will be participating in the Third Annual Arlington Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair on Saturday, December 14, from 10am – 2pm at Calvary United Methodist Church at 2315 S. Grant Street in Arlington. 

Are you looking to take the stress out of holiday shopping and make your giving more meaningful this year? Considering giving a gift that helps those in need right here in the DC area. An alternative gift fair is a change from traditional store-bought gift-giving, and instead provides meaningful gifts that change lives in the community and directly benefits our organization. You can support LCNV by giving a gift of one Oxford Picture Dictionary to a family ($25), one classroom scholarship for an adult learner ($50) or training for two tutors to work one-on-one with adult learners ($100) . Your gift recipient will receive a beautiful holiday card explaining the donation made in their honor.

Children will have the opportunity to learn the true meaning of giving while shopping at the Children’s Gift Fair featuring $5 gift items perfect for teachers and grandparents. Santa will stop by the fair from 11-1:30 to visit with children. There will be face-painting, crafts, snacks and live holiday music.

We hope you can help support LCNV this holiday season. Please visit for more information or to shop online!

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At this family-friendly fair, there is no tangible “stuff.” There will, however, be live holiday music, face painting, crafts and some animals that need petting. But, what you take away from the experience will be priceless. This unique fair is an opportunity to teach the young and old how to give meaningful gifts to those who need it the most – and to provide hope to so many who may not be on anyone’s gift list.

Gifts That Give Hope will also have a special Children’s Mini Fair for the youngest shoppers where each donation is $5. Children can “shop” for grandparents, teachers and friends by giving $5 to local nonprofits to provide school supplies, metro fares, books and more for children in need.  $5 provides one week of LCNV English classes for another child’s mom or dad. They can decorate and personalize a card to explain their gift choice to their loved-one.

Online shopping for the Gifts That Give Hope Fair is available throughout November and December at



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