Sunday, December 2nd–12th Annual Hancock Holiday Fair with Gifts that Care

Hancock’s popular Holiday Fair with Gifts that Care, will be held on Sunday, 12/2. As always, the Fair will be held in Clarke Hall and the Dining Room, with shopping hours from 11a.m to 1 p.m. You can buy distinctive and unique gifts that will benefit 26 local and international charities, while enjoying entertainment and refreshments. Bring your friends!



We’re always looking for meaningful holiday giving, and this Fair provides an exciting way to honor special people with gifts that benefit local, national and international charities.  The twelfth annual Hancock Holiday Fair will inspire us with ideas and opportunities to buy gifts that will help others throughout the world.  Some of our favorite organizations will return to encourage our holiday shopping with unique hand-crafted items and cards, such as A Thread of Hope, Heifer International, Rosie’s Place, Aruna Designs (Friends of India), Sharing Foundation, Fuller Center for Housing, Weavers of Varanasi, Bead for Life, and City Mission Society.  Also participating will be Apabii Patchwork, Barefoot Books, Empower Dalit Women of Nepal, Chris Groves woodworking, and Dan Palant with unique clocks benefitting the Lexington Food Pantry.

New this year, Project Have Hope which works to empower Ugandan women, will bring handcrafted jewelry. Also new participants are Maasai Beadwork and Women’s Lunch PlaceBasicNeeds, a group that enables people with mental disorders to live and work successfully in their own communities will join us again.  Other participants include: Kinara, which supports multi- challenged people of India; and Sustainable Harvest International, a partner in Hancock’s Feeding 5,000 Campaign, which helps to overcome poverty while restoring tropical forests in Central America.

Local groups will also participate, such as The Cotting School, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, and our own Hancock Youth Group will again raise money for their mission trip to Kentucky by selling delicious treats.  Come and enjoy refreshments and unique music with the Joyful Noyse, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Clark Hall and the Dining-room on Manger Sunday, December 2.  Spread the word, share the fun!