Alternative Gift Market

Doing your Christmas shopping at the Alternative Gift Market, helps our five recipient organizations continue the work they do for our community

Start shopping! This years Alternative Gift Market will be taking place after Worship on Sunday, November 21st. You can attend in-person or participate by watching the presentations on Facebook. All donations are made to Boise First UCC and designated to the organization(s) of your choice. Boise First then distributes the total to each organization.

This year we are highlighting 5 deserving organizations that provide critical services for our community and region. Click the links below to discover the outstanding work of each:

Boise First UCC Reparations Fund

Leap Housing Solutions

Meridian Food Bank

Simply Cats


Alternative Gifts International: Trees, Water & People

How to Give

If you are unable to attend the market in-person, here are some options to give:

  1. Write a check to First Congretional United Church of Christ. In the memo of the check, designate which organization you would like to donate to. Checks can be mailed to:

Boise First UCC

2201 Woodlawn Ave.

Boise, 83702


  1. Donate at the church website and designate which charities you want to donate to. DONATE HERE

After the Market is completed, we will present a check to each charity for the amount given by the participants of the Market.

Thank you for all you do to make the world a better place for all who live in it.

Happy Holidays!