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Benefits/FundraisersRed Cross Blood Drive at Palo Alto Elks
The Palo Alto Elks will sponsor a blood drive with the American Red Cross this holiday season. Those interested can make an appointment by calling or visiting the website below. Drop-ins are welcome. Nov. 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersGoodwill truck fundraiser
Community members can drop off unwanted items and electronic waste at a Goodwill truck. If the 28-foot trailer is filled, $1500 will be donated to Doctors Without Borders. Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Cubberley Community Center , 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersGlobal Gift Fair in Mountain View
This fair will offer many handcrafted products made by artisans in developing countries. All proceeds will be re-invested with the artisans, many of whom are survivors of human trafficking. The two-day event is held in partnership with Heavenly Treasures, a fair-trade micro-enterprise network. Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nov. 23, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Open Door Church Mountain View, 1667 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.
Benefits/FundraisersGlobal Gift Fair in Menlo Park
This fair will offer many handcrafted products made by artisans in developing countries. All proceeds will be re-invested with the artisans, many of whom are survivors of human trafficking. The two-day event is held in partnership with Heavenly Treasures, a fair-trade micro-enterprise network. Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
Benefits/FundraisersUgly Sweater Mixxer & Jammy Drive
YIPEE, a program of the Chamber of Commerce Mountain View, will partner with new downtown restaurant and bar Mixx to hold an Ugly Sweater Mixxer. At the event, attendees can also donate new pajamas for clients of Community Services Agency. Dec. 2, 5-7 p.m. $5-$10. Mixx, 420 Castro St., Mountain View.
Benefits/FundraisersFoothill College Holiday Pottery Sale
Foothill College will hold its holiday pottery sale, where students will sell ceramic functional ware and sculptures including bowls, vases, figures and more. Cash, checks and money orders will be accepted. Proceeds benefit the college's ceramics department. Dec. 2-4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free; $3 parking. Foothill College, Cesar Chavez Plaza, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Benefits/FundraisersGarden Club Holiday Marketplace
The Garden Club of Palo Alto will hold its Holiday Marketplace, where community members can find jams and candies, decorated wreaths, garden art, potted paperwhites and more. The event raises funds for community horticultural projects. Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper St., Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersUntil There's A Cure Holiday Open House
Until There's A Cure will host its annual holiday open house, where there will be local vendors and products, a raffle, and food and refreshments. Dec. 6, noon-5 p.m. Free admission. Until There's A Cure Foundation, 560 Mountain Home Road, Woodside.
Benefits/FundraisersChildren's Holiday Tea
The Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation and the Atherton Dames will hold its annual Children's Holiday Tea, where children can enjoy a visit with Santa, a puppet show and holiday crafts. Treats, tea sandwiches and beverages will also be on hand. Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $45. Holbrook-Palmer Park, Jennings Pavilion, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton.
Benefits/FundraisersBaby clothing drive at Children's Corner
Children's Corner Inc. will hold a baby clothing drive for the Bay Area nonprofit Loved Twice, during which community members can drop off gently used garments for infants up to 12 months old. Monday-Friday, Nov. 18-Dec. 12. Free. Los Altos Mountain View Children's Corner, 97 Hillview Ave., Room 3, Los Altos.
Benefits/FundraisersNativity School Christmas Tree Lot
This volunteer-run fundraiser to benefit the Nativity School will offer Christmas trees for sale, including Noble, Fraser, Douglas and Grand Fir varieties up to 13 feet tall. Christmas wreaths and garlands will also be available. Tuesday-Sunday, Nov. 28-Dec. 13, see website for open hours. Prices vary. Nativity Catholic School, 210 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park.