The Mitzvah Mall Returns to Anchorage
Sunday, December 3 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Congregation Beth Sholom is hosting Anchorage’s annual “Mitzvah Mall.” (Mitzvah is Hebrew for commandment and we are commanded to do good deeds) Last year’s event raised more than $15,000 worth of goodwill in three hours!
Think about a bizarre bazaar: an alternative gift fair. There are still rooms filled with booths, but the “vendors” are nonprofit organizations and charities. Instead of buying more material gifts and stuff, shoppers can donate to local non-profits on behalf of friends, family or others on their holiday gift list. Give a gift that keeps on giving..
“Gifts” are in various price ranges beginning at $5. Shoppers receive decorative gift cards to present to the person in whose honor the gift was purchased. What a mitzvah: resisting holiday consumerism, doing good deeds, bestowing a wonderful gift and having fun doing it.
Join us in making this holiday season special – for your friends and family and for the other families you’ll be helping, too. Entry is free.
Volunteers appreciated! We need people to help non-profit organizations set up, run forms back and forth during the event, and we could use at least one calligrapher. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer. Or call Penny Goodstein at 240-2170