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2008's Mindful Gifts Bazaar -- Dec. 13th

On Saturday, December 13th, Bridgeport UCC will host the 7th Annual Mindful Gifts Bazaar – a unique holiday bazaar for non-profits.

From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., nonprofits from all over the Portland area come together for this great fund and friend-raising event, "selling" pieces of their organization's projects to people who want to give meaningful and affordable gifts to their friends & families while supporting the work of Portland’s non-profits.

Here’s how it works: Your non-profit ‘rents’ table space at the church to ‘sell’ your organization’s services. By creating unique gift tokens that represent some service or project that your organization offers (like photographs, river rocks, seed packs, book marks, etc.) you can raise funds and expand awareness of your program. Of course you can also print out gift certificates or sell your organization’s shirts, hats, posters, etc., but the more creative you are, the more shoppers will flock to your booth. By ‘purchasing’ a gift certificate/token to give to their loved ones, Mindful Gift Bazaar shoppers make a contribution to you!

So your non-profit has the opportunity to make some money, but just as important, you get to meet and talk to lots of people about your great organization and get to know other folks in the non-profit community. It’s a truly festive day – we feed you a great (and free!) lunch, musicians play and lots of great things happen!

This year we’re again renting the table space on a sliding scale from $35 to $50 for the use of ½ table. Full tables will be available at a cost of $50-$100 _after _Dec. 1^st in order to allow as many groups as possible to participate. f you would like a whole table, please indicate on your registration form & come December, I'll let you know if it's possible.

I hope you all can become a part of this great holiday tradition. Contact me & I'll send you the registration form. I

If you have any questions, just call or write and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks for all your good work!

-- Susan Leo

Bridgeport United Church of Christ A joyful community working for justice, nurturing peace, exploring and celebrating our progressive Christian faith. 621 NE 76th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97213 503 258-0992 www.bridgeportucc.org

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"The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends inexorably toward justice." The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.