Alternative Gift Market

Unitarian Church of BarnstableUnitarian Church of Barnstable
Saturday, November 23, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, November 24, 11:30am to 4:00pm

What is an Alternative Gift Market?

It is a unique shopping experience where people can make donations to charitable organizations in the name of someone else as a gift.

When you enter the Market, you will see tables tended by volunteers representing mostly local not-for-profit organizations.  They will explain what they do to make the world a better place and offer options for you to contribute to their work.. Examples of their work include:

  • Domestic violence resources
  • Wildlife rescue
  • Land preservation
  • Support for the disabled
  • Assistance for low income families
  • Legal advice and advocacy

Some organizations may have an item for purchase, and others will appreciate a donation.  In each case, you will be given a brief description of the organization to include in a gift card for the person you wish to honor.

What non-profit organizations are participating this year?

  • A Baby Center
  • Audible Local Ledger
  • Barnstable Land Trust
  • CapeAbilities
  • Cape Cod Center for Women
  • Cape Cod Justice for Youth Collaborative
  • Cape Wildlife Center
  • Duffy Health Center
  • Fair Trade Food
  • Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod
  • Independence House
  • Mass Audubon Long Pastsure Wildlife Sanctuary
  • National Marine Life Center
  • Sight Loss Services
  • South Coastal Counties Legal Services
  • Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
  • WE CAN
  • Participating non-profits are all 501(c)3 organizations, so your donations are tax-dedctible.

    Where is the Alternative Gift Market Located?

    Unitarian Church of Barnstable
    3330 Main Street (Route 6A)
    Barnstable Village

    The church sits on Cobb’s Hill at the intersection of Main Street (Route 6A) and Hyannis Road (Phinney’s Lane)

    The Alternative Gift Market is sponsored by the Unitarian Church of Barnstable Green Sanctuary and Social Justice Committees.  All donations will go directly to the participating organizations.

    For more information contact the AGM Team at ucbagmteam@gmail.com , or visit their web site.