Ridgecrest, CA Gifts That Give Hope Fair

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We're going virtual this year!

Please Join Us in Making a Difference From 21 Nov 2020-1 Dec 2020:  

The Rotary Club of China Lake in hosting the second Annual Alternative Gift Fair - a gift fair that is like no other - designed to give hope and encouragement to those in need, and give inspiration to those who participate.  This year's fair will be virtual and will run from Saturday 21 Nov through Giving Tuesday 1 Dec 2020.

We are now taking applications from non-profits.  

Please see the Fair Information provided in the left column - such as our Program & Shopping List, or click this email link to ask more specific questions.


Ridgecrest Gifts That Give Hope Fair Criteria for Participating Non-Profits

The Gift Fair enables shoppers to purchase holiday gifts for their loved ones in a festive, family and community-friendly environment.  A successful Gift Fair will enable participating nonprofits to raise both community awareness and funds.  Toward these goals, each participating non-profit organization must:

1. Be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization;

2. Submit an online application including gift items with cost by the deadline of 1 October 2020;

3. Agree to promote the Gift Fair through advertising such as newsletters, facebook/twitter and e-mail as appropriate.  Other Gift Fairs have seen a direct correlation between promotion of the Gift Fair by their non-profits’ websites, facebook, twitter, etc. and the success of the fair.  We will have a media package available from our communications team for each non-profit participant to facilitate promotion of the Gift Fair.

4. Agree to use the revenue generated through the fair for the purposes stated on the Shopping List/Online Store; and

5.  Agree to donate $20 to the Rotary Club of China Lake toward expenses of hosting the Gift Fair.




On 16 Nov 2019, the Ridgecrest-local Non-Profits listed below joined with the Rotary Club of China Lake in hosting a 1st Annual Alternative Gift Fair - a gift fair that is like no other - designed to give hope and encouragement to those in need, and give inspiration to those who participate. Over $6000.00 was raised.  

Thank you for your support of our community!

Non-Profit Participants:

  • Almost Eden Rescue
  • American Cancer Society
  • Cerro Coso Community College Foundation, Inc
  • China Lake Mountain Rescue Group
  • Clinica Sierra Vista IWV Family Resource Center
  • Fellowship of Christian Atheletes
  • Friends of the Library
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • IWV Humane Society
  • Lifewater
  • Lighthouse Ridgecrest
  • Literacy Council of IWV
  • RCA Church
  • Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Foundation
  • Rotary Club of China Lake
  • The Mary Kay Foundation
  • The Salvation Army Ridgecrest Corps
  • Women's Center-High Desert


Ridgecrest, CA Fair

Fair Date:
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 11:00am to Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 2:00am
Gifts That Give Hope, Ridgecrest CA
Ridgecrest, CA
United States
For more information or to volunteer contact:
Betty Miller



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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Gifts That Give Hope


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1002 Lititz Pike #221

Lititz, PA 17543

A registered 501(c)(3)  #27-0398106