Arlington, VA Gifts That Give Hope Fair

Help make the world a better place. Give hope.

We put a new spin on gift-giving. The concept is simple: Make a donation to one of our locally-based nonprofits, personalize a Gifts That Give Hope greeting card for a loved one, and give that act of kindness as a gift. Thanks to our generous shoppers, children with learning challenges are getting new books, a homeless shelter is getting fresh blankets, orphans in Haiti are getting formula, and dozens of other acts of kindness are happening around our community and the world. Take a look at our 2018 shopping list. Stay tuned for 2019 details, coming this fall!

2018 Nonprofits:

Just like our youngest shoppers, our Children's Fair grows and grows!

Teaching young people about the importance of philanthropy is one of our chief goals. Bring your kids and start a conversation at our Children's Fair about all the ways they can help in the world. Shop at our $5 "store" and decorate cards for loved ones.  We'll have plenty of bonus activities from our sponsors, including:

Ready. Set. Be Kind.

We're challenging the Gifts That Give Hope community to get in the spirit of the season with our 30 days of Kindness. Download our Kindness Calendar and spread joy during the holiday season. Don't forget to share your kind acts on social media with #NovaKindKids.


Want to get involved?    

We can always use volunteers! Email if you would like to help out.

If you have a business that would like to sponsor the fair and help to support this annual celebration, please email Thank you for your generosity!


Learn more 

We make headlines! Check out an article about Gifts That Give Hope from The Washington Post

Thank you to our many past participants for building the Gifts That Give Hope tradition: 

Achilles International DC ChapterAnimal Welfare League of ArlingtonAmerican Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED)Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN)Art for HumanityArlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs, Inc (now Thrive)

Bikes For The WorldBorromeo Housing, Inc.Breast Care For WashingtonBridges To IndependenceCalvary Children's SchoolChildren's National Hospital Foundation, Chris Lantos Foundation, Co-Partners For Campesinas

Discovery PTA on behalf of APS Functional Life Skills, Doorways for Women and FamiliesFirst Book – Northern VirginiaFood BusFriends of Gulf Branch Nature Center, Just NeighborsHomeless Children’s Playtime Project, Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation

Linden ResourcesLiteracy Council For Northern VirginiaMarshall Legacy InstituteMason Leach Superstar FundMicheLo ProgramOffender Aid and Restoration (OAR)Operation Renewed Hope Foundation, Our Military Kids, Postpartum Support VA

Randolph Elementary School PTA, Reach Out To HaitiSharePlayThe Holiday ProjectThe Reading Connection, and Young Life Arlington

Arlington, VA Fair

Fair Date:
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Arlington Science Focus School
1501 N Lincoln St
Arlington, VA 22201
United States
For more information or to volunteer contact:
Dena Porter and Tara Teaford



When you purchase a gift from “Gifts that Give Hope” for a friend or family member, you not

only celebrate the special occasion with a unique gift, you also give back to the community.


Some of our Participating Non-Profit Organizations...


Raised since 2007


Local, national, and international non-profits helped


Average donations raised per fair last year


Marks the FIRST International Gifts That Give Hope, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada

Our Mission

Gifts That Give Hope promotes meaningful gift giving and support for non-profit organizations by helping communities host Alternative Gift Fairs. 

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Fair News

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Contact Us

Gifts That Give Hope

MAILING Address only

1002 Lititz Pike #221

Lititz, PA 17543

A registered 501(c)(3)  #27-0398106