Coastal Scene, Nov. 9

San Diegans will have a unique chance to broaden their gift giving during the holiday season by attending the Alternative Christmas Market held at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe on Sunday, Nov. 19. Shoppers can choose from a wide array of gifts designed to change the lives of the less fortunate -- a $25 donation buys a backpack filled with school supplies for a child in Syria. Last year, participants in the Market helped to raise more than $100,000 for two dozen local and global charities that partner with the church on a regular basis. All of the money raised goes directly to mission partners, including Care House serving San Diego’s homeless children, Amor Ministries that builds homes for Mexico’s poorest families and the Outreach Foundation, which works with local churches to develop schools and expand education in several communities throughout Kenya.

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