2021 marks the Alternative Christmas Fair’s 39th anniversary! COVID-19 concerns require us again this year to forego the in-person part of our event. But based on last year’s positive experience, we will continue to offer ACF holiday shoppers the opportunity to donate online or to pay by check between Dec. 5-19 to benefit our 29 participating local, national and international charities.

A quick trip to will show you how to give online or by check. Last year, the charities shared in $43,575 given by generous people in our community. We’re pleased to report that since 1982 a total of $787,404 has been raised for charity by UBBC’s Alternative Christmas Fair.
Make the season merrier by supporting the good work of these charities! See you—virtually—at The Alternative Christmas Fair!
Here are all the amazing organizations to which you may donate:
Center for Alternatives in Community Justice Hope International Services
Centre County PAWS Housing Transitions
Centre County Youth Service Bureau Interfaith Human Services
Centre Helps Jana Marie Foundation
Centre LGBTQA Support Network Midstate Literacy Council
CentrePeace Out of the Cold
Centre Region Down Syndrome Society PA Interfaith Power and Light
Centre Safe PA Prison Soc. Centre County Chapter
Centre Volunteers in Medicine Park Forest Preschool                 
Centre Wildlife Care Save the Children
Church World Service State College Food Bank
Clearwater Conservancy of Central PA State College Meals on Wheels
Dyslexia Reading Center of Central PA Ten Thousand Villages
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre Co. Tides Program
Heifer International
Hope International Services
Housing Transitions
Interfaith Human Services
Jana Marie Foundation
Midstate Literacy Council
Out of the Cold
PA Interfaith Power and Light
PA Prison Soc. Centre County Chapter
Park Forest Preschool
Save the Children
State College Food Bank
State College Meals on Wheels
Ten Thousand Villages
Tides Program
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