Alternative giving Fair at the New Paltz United Methodist Church

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” -- Anne Frank

The New Paltz United Methodist Church is hosting an “Alternative Giving Fair” instead of its traditional Holiday Fair in response to the prolific consumerism and materialism that have come to dominate the Christmas season. “We wanted to provide our community with other options for sharing their love with family and friends by offering ‘gift’ purchases that help others in need,” said Linda Mellor of the Methodist Church.

She said that the idea started last year as she and many other members of the Church were working . . .

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