Alternative Gift Fair

Welcome to the 25th Annual Alternative Gift Season!

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Alternative Gifts of Greater Washington, Inc. (AGGW) was founded on the premise that among the most thoughtful gifts you can give someone is a donation to one or more charities in their honor.

Preview our charity partners and gifts in person at our upcoming events in November.

Come meet all 14 charities at our Alternative Gift Fair on Saturday, December 2nd from 12pm - 4pm at the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church. It's the holiday party of the year with your neighbors, live music, free massage, raffle prizes, and a bake sale.

Can't come to the in-person Gift Fair? No problem! Find us at Pajamarama on Sunday, Decmber 3rd from 10am - 2pm, at the corner of Carroll Ave and Laurel Ave, Takoma Park MD.

Or, shop for gifts now from our 2023 charities below.

Shopping List


Bikes for the World

Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Social Justice

Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop

Justice Arts Coalition

The Civic Circle

TraRon Center

Food Security / Self-Care

Crossroads Community Food Network

Meals on Wheels of Takoma Park/Silver Spring

Small Things Matter

Tommy's Pantry

Women / Children / Family

Afghan Relief Fund

African Mothers Health Initiative

Big Big World Project

SAMU First Response

Alternative Gifts of Greater Washington