Give Gifts that Can Keep on Giving This Holiday Season

You have a chance to spread some Christmas cheer.

From noon until 2:30pm on Sunday, December 8th, you can shop for a difference at the Holiday Benevolence Market at First Baptist Church. The community event was started in 1994 as a joint venture between First Presbyterian member Mary Burton and the First Presbyterian Outreach Committee. In 2003, other Athens congregations joined. This year, 10 churches and the United Way are participating, with more than 28 nonprofits represented. Participants get a “Shopping List” that includes all of the agencies represented and items that can be “purchased" for a range of prices. For example, a shopper might buy a box of nails for $10 for building a Habitat for Humanity house. Or, for $100, a child can attend the Extra Special People summer camp for a week. 


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