Saint Matthew’s Church to Hold Annual Christmas Faire

The 25th annual Saint Matthew’s Christmas Faire will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, in Sprague Auditorium, 1031 Bienveneda Ave.

The theme this year is “Celebrate,” based on Corinthians 10:31. Co-chairs Cary Sinnott, Courtney Wyman, Anna Hurst and Channing Grigsby invite the community to shop for items that include sports tickets, hotel getaways, beauty treatments from top estheticians and toys.

The net proceeds from the evening are donated to the church’s outreach partners, which include: Angel Interfaith Network (Provide funds for low-income individuals departing County USC Medical Center); Chrysalis (job training); CLARE Foundation drug prevention programs); Episcopal Urban Intern Program; Global Aid Interfaith Alliance (Sponsor a village in Malawi, Africa); Hollygrove/Uplift Family Services (abused children); Jubilee Consortium (Health Project for inner city youth); and the Neighborhood Youth Association (after school program for at-risk youth).

Additional funding will go to Ocean Pacific Community Center (Homeless); the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness; PRISM/Restorative Justice–Support pastoral care for prison inmates at the Twin Towers and youth at Juvenile Hall; Safe Place for Youth (homeless youth); St. Joseph Center and St. Joseph’s Center’s Bread & Roses Café (housing and food); and Westside Food Bank.

“We hope to welcome friends and neighbors to this celebratory evening that will be the start of a great holiday season for all,” Sinnott said.

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